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Back up digital prints or lose them forever, warns BONUSPRINT
~ home inkjet printers and CDs no guarantee of durability ~
Digital camera users are in danger of losing their snaps forever because they are not doing enough to protect them, warns BONUSPRINT.
According to the mail order photofinisher, photos that have been printed on home inkjet printers can fade within days, depending on the type of ink used. Similarly, the quality of CDs deteriorates significantly over time, so much so that they become unreadable, a fact that has been backed up by a recent Computing Which study.
Despite the growing popularity of digital cameras, one of the few ways to ensure the long-term preservation of digital snaps is still to back them up on conventional photographic paper. If stored correctly, professionally printed photographs should last a lifetime.
“Those who rely solely on digital media run the risk of having no photographs at all to show their children when they grow up,” said Anthony Ward, managing director at BONUSPRINT. “Unfortunately once they’re gone, there’s no getting them back. Priceless photos stand to be lost forever just because a CD was scratched, or a PC hard drive crashed.”