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Never delete any images - shuttertalk - Aug 26, 2005

Hey some interesting statistics from IDC about digital camera usage behavour:
http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?pid=23571113&containerId=prUS00220705

* One-third of digital camera owners never print

* Over 10% print every image they keep

* The mean number of digital images captured per month is 75

* 14% of total digital camera owner respondents capture more than 100 images per month

* 15% of total respondents never delete any images

* 6% delete all their images (after they print them, I would hope!!) Big Grin


I think I fall into the 15% that never delete any images... Big Grin


Never delete any images - Petographer - Aug 26, 2005

I don't delete too much either. Even if there are multiple similar images. One photo can always be used to repair another. Like having spare parts. Big Grin


Never delete any images - slejhamer - Aug 27, 2005

I've been going through my stuff from 2002 and 2003, and now that sufficient time has elapsed I feel more comfortable deleting many of them. Freed up about 15gb of disc space so far, keeping just the "final" versions (those which I have printed or otherwise decided to keep) and getting rid of the RAWs.

2004 is next ...


Never delete any images - Rufus - Aug 28, 2005

Scarey! :o


Never delete any images - Petographer - Aug 28, 2005

All I can say is... disks are cheap. Wink


Never delete any images - slejhamer - Sep 4, 2005

Petographer Wrote:All I can say is... disks are cheap. Wink

Yes yes ... but not too convenient. So I went and bought another external hd yesterday. Smile

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10058
This thing is SOLID - it's built like a tank. And FAST! Whoo! Seems faster than my C: drive, though both claim 7200 rpms and I'm using USB2.0. (Wish I had Firewire 800 though ... )


Never delete any images - Petographer - Sep 4, 2005

:x :x :x :x :x :x Don't you just hate it when you type a huge reply only to lose it because the damn page won't load and you have to refresh? :x :x :x :x :x :x

Anyway, I'd love to have one of those Mitch. I'm just using an internal slave that is just large enough as long as I burn all my images to disk. I don't use the slave for anything else. Also speaking about burning images to disk, I need a better filing system to archive my photos. All my disks are labeled "photos with a date" I'm not finding that sufficient enough to track images I need to access.

Note to self: Copy post before submitting.


Never delete any images - slejhamer - Sep 4, 2005

Petographer Wrote::x :x :x :x :x :x Don't you just hate it when you type a huge reply only to lose it because the damn page won't load and you have to refresh? :x :x :x :x :x :x

Note to self: Copy post before submitting.


LOL; on this forum in particular, I have gotten in the habit of hitting CTRL+A, CTRL+C every single time before I hit Submit.


Never delete any images - shellby - Sep 4, 2005

I am guilty of not printing my Digital photos!!! bad I know

I will though Tongue

as soon as I get some free time Rolleyes