With an event titled “Digital storage – film-based archiving?”, the science and technology section of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) is cooperating with photokina’s organizers to stage a presentation forum during the fair (on September 25 and 26) that will showcase the opportunities and limitations of film-based and digital archiving.
And this is a key topic, because the important problem of long-term digital picture storage remains for the most part unresolved: Anyone who fails to regularly save the data of important digital images to solutions at the next technological level – referred to as “data migration” – runs the risk of losing important images. Film, on the other hand can be preserved for long periods of time – provided it is properly processed and stored.
Today, it is perfectly possible to combine the advantages of the worlds of analogue and digital imaging. This involves making film exposures of the digital image data, which can later be redigitized if desired – a solution already being successfully used by museums, archives and professional photographers. At the presentation forum, the available storage solutions will be shown and the advantages and disadvantages of each solution will be discussed. The event will conclude with a panel discussion whose participants will explain which problems can be solved by using film-based archiving. The event venue is the Kristallsaal in the Congress Center East at the Cologne exhibition center.
There will be no fee charged for taking part in the presentation forum “Digital storage – film-based archiving?”, to ensure that everyone interested in this topic will have a chance to visit individual presentations. read more…