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Berndog Oct 18, 2002 9:59 AM

Digital Camera Prints vs Regular Film Prints
My finance and I have selected a photographer for our upcoming wedding who specializes in digital photography. Our Photogapher is using a Nikon D100 to take the pictures. From people who I have spoken to, I have been told that the shelf life of digital pictures as opposed to regular film processing is a lot shorter. I understand that with digital camera pics, the shelf life is around 10 years before fading occurs, while a regular film print is considered to last a lifetime. Can anyone give me some info? Thanks!

gibsonpd3620 Oct 18, 2002 10:26 AM

First, ask the photographer how he will process the photos. It is proable that he will not use the standard home inkjet printer to process the pictures. The shelf life of a digital photo depends on the type of printer used and the type of ink. Some of the new inks produced by Epson are suppose to last 80 years. Another factor is how you store the photos. If you place them in album then the shelf life could be forever (how ever long that may be). Light causes the fading in a standard inkjet printer. I would also ask the photographer for the pictures on a CD so that you will have an archive of the photos. Good luck with the wedding

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