Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 19, 2004, 11:50 AM   #1
Effen's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 48

I'm building a new machine and I have a new DVD+/-RW waiting to be installed.

I am looking for suggestions on how to store my photos to DVD. I'm wondering is there a format that will allow me to view images on a DVD player? However I plan on storing them in a lossless format which is more important to me. What is a good way to store them for easy viewing and portability between computers?

Short-term I'm actually more interested in scanning some of the old family photos before time reaks anymore havoc on them (although my mother has taken very good care of them). I am interested on any suggestions on formats and resolutions to store these in.

I searched past threads, but most dealt with CD and not DVD. I thought this might make a difference.
Effen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 19, 2004, 12:01 PM   #2
Junior Member
rony's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3

we have an APEXDVD player and it shows regular jpg images that were burned on a CD
rony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2004, 3:35 PM   #3
Junior Member
twl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 18

There is no really difference between CD and DVD, aside from the size, when it come to storing photos. Buy a good quality DVD +/- R and save your photos in the highest quality you can. Just remember that the media life expectancy is not really known, so the disk may just stop working one day..

When I want to create a dvd for viewing I dont just dump the pictures to a disc in JPEG format. I like to use a program like EZ Media Creator to create multiple slide shows that you can select from a menu.. I find this a little more useable then having a disk with 1000+ images that starts at the beginning and slowly displays each in order..

And finally, buy one DVD RW if you do plan on using menus and special features for your DVDs. I use it to burn a test disk to make sure things will turn out like I want. When I have my ideal disk I copy it to a normal DVD +-R and re use the RW for my next project..
twl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2004, 9:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
macleod76's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 105

heres some links that might be worth looking over for how long cd/dvd will last



macleod76 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:47 AM.