Keep the PEFs?

Ken Waller kwaller at peoplepc.com
Sat Mar 15 00:16:15 EDT 2014


> 1. Should I convert all the old PEF files to DNG?
If you're keeping the RAW files I'd say yes.
After a time period after RAW file conversion I generall delete the RAW 
files.

> 2. Should I keep backup copies of all those old PEF files, in addition
> to the two backups (on & off site) I intend to make for the DNG files?
See answer to 1. above

> 3. Some of the *ist-D files are .TIF files - can I, should I convert
> those to DNG as well?
I wasn't aware you could convert .Tif files back to DNG



Kenneth Waller
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/kennethwaller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John" <johnsessoms at yahoo.com>
Subject: Keep the PEFs?


> I'm doing a *LOT* of computer work here lately, what with the new Mac
> mini, rescuing old files off of my mother's old computers & getting
> ready to add another NAS to my home network.
>
> Among other things, in line with my attempts to declutter my life, I'm
> contemplating revamping my photo storage and backups with the aim of
> reducing unnecessary duplication in those backups. I know I should keep
> a backup here and another off site, but I've got so many backups that I
> can't be sure which files are adequately backed up and which files are
> excessively, even OCD backups.
>
> At the beginning of 2013 I switched from PEF to DNG for my RAW file
> format. I have PEF files going back several years before that, with the
> *ist-D, the K10D and the K20D.
>
> I'm wondering if I should use Adobe's DNG converter on all those old PEF
> files, and IF I do should I still keep the PEF files?
>
> I would be amenable to receiving reasoned arguments (yes, I *know* it's
> the PDML) pro & con on the subject.
>
> 1. Should I convert all the old PEF files to DNG?
> 2. Should I keep backup copies of all those old PEF files, in addition
> to the two backups (on & off site) I intend to make for the DNG files?
> 3. Some of the *ist-D files are .TIF files - can I, should I convert
> those to DNG as well?





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