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Category: What's Wrong With My Photographic Technique? : Problems with Photo Equipment - Tips & Tricks : Digital Storage Issues

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Photography Question 
Andrew Smith

member since: 7/16/2004
 

Image Backup: DVD Versus CD-R


Is there any loss in image quality if I back up images on DVD compared to CD-R?

7/16/2004 11:01:53 AM

 
Wing Wong
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/8/2004
  If you mean storing the files on DVD or on CDR, then no.
If you mean creating a DVD-movie slideshow, then yes.
The creation of a movie slide show shrinks the image down to about 720x520 pixels - basically, around 1MP. So you lose a lot of quality.
Simply storing your original files on a DVD to back them up does not affect the quality of the images.

7/16/2004 12:46:58 PM

 

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