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Leisa Allen
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/7/2007

High resolution JPEG CD

Does anyone know where I can buy high resolution jpeg disks to put my client pics on?

6/26/2007 11:48:47 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/11/2003
  Jpeg is a file format. Resolution refers to the file image.
If there actually is a jpeg disk, can you elaborate?

6/26/2007 11:56:47 AM

Leisa Allen
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/7/2007
  I guess my question is...when a client wants their images (high res) on a disk, do you just put them on a regular CD? Or is there a "specialized" cd that has better quality that regular cd's =)

6/26/2007 12:21:05 PM

Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/14/2005
  No. There is nothing special about blank CD-Rs to make one brand or type better than others.

Some people may tell you differently, and that you should look for "gold" or "archival" discs, but I personally don't buy into that hype.

The disc that will last the longest is one that is handled properly to prevent scratches or smudges. Beyond that, you don't really need to be concerned with whether it will theoretically last 200 or only 100 years under laboratory testing.

After many, many years of using a wide variety of recordable CDs, I have only two strong recomendations:

1 - Don't bother with CD-RW discs. CD-R discs are SO cheap that CD-RW discs are not worth the extra effort and expense.

2 - A couple times over the years, I've bought cheap discs that weren't packaged well. These were shrink-wrapped in a stack of 50 discs, but were not stacked on a plastic spindle with the clear plastic cover, like most discs are. This was a mistake. This packaging allows the discs to rub against each other more, and they had a much higher error rate than other cheap discs I've used.

I still buy whatever is on sale, but I stick to discs that are packaged on a spindle.

Chris A. Vedros

6/26/2007 1:50:43 PM

Leisa Allen
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/7/2007
  Thank you Chris. You rock. I always appreciate your answers!

6/26/2007 2:10:36 PM

Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/8/2005
  I just want to say that Chris is right. You just use a regular CD and put high quality photos (high number of pixels and jpeg quality) on it.

A disk will store file info, and that doesn't have anything to do with what is stored. A regular CD (or, for a large number of high quality/resolution pictures, a DVD) will be perfectly fine.

Like Chris said, make sure they are properly packaged and handled.

I actually like the DVD-RW better, because if there is ever a problem with a picture you put onto it (or want to add pics), you can make the changes without taking the time to write a whole new DVD. But it is a matter of preference.

6/26/2007 4:46:30 PM

Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/15/2004
  Make 2 copies. I stored my disks in the reccomended way and when I went to get a picture off of one, half the shot was black! Fortunetly the other disk was OK.
It has been reported that you should make new copies every couple of years. I found out the hard way that this is a good thing to do.
I am starting to backup to portable HDs

6/26/2007 5:22:35 PM


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