Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.
When I read this I remembered that I have some documents created using Claris Works which I can no longer open. I’m sure there is a way of opening them but will I still be able to in 5 or 10 years time?
Which makes me worried about shooting images in the RAW format. They are difficult to open now with software makers having to code for new cameras as they come out. Will the current support still exist in 5 or 10 years time?
There are many arguments for shooting in RAW. Personally I like the discipline of shooting in JPEG and getting it right in the camera rather than in post production on the computer.
And now my thinking is that there with JPEG being such a common format the chances are there will be a way to open them in the future. For me JPEG is best.