Since I started my Practical Archivist blog back in 2005, I’ve spent a lot of time encouraging and helping people to ditch their photo clutter.¬† So far, I’ve focused on the shoeboxes and envelopes and drawers filled with photo clutter from the 60s-70s-80s and 90s. Now I’ve made it my goal to get you to […]

. Readers comment on JPEG, The Practical Archivist responds. One of the reasons why I keep harping on JPEG is that I want you to realize that the format used by digital cameras might disappear someday. Obsolescence ain’t pretty, and if you’re like most people you probably never think about it. Anyhoo. I started to […]

Just days after I wrote about how Microsoft is making a concerted effort to render JPEG obsolete, I learned that folks in the library/archives world have been discussing the possibility of JPEG 2000 as an acceptable format for long term digital preservation. Instead of, or in addition to, TIFF. I learned about this from Jill […]

.Has it ever occurred to you that JPEG could disappear? Seems impossible, I know. But digital preservation isn’t only about the recording media. Let’s suspend reality for a moment and pretend that DVDs really will last forever. You still need to have software that can convert 1’s and 0’s into a photo of a chubby […]