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April 25th, 2007, 07:49 AM
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Do you keep them indefinitely or do you delete them after a certain amount of time?
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April 25th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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Because everything I do is considered art to me, I will keep it forever or until I lose it. LOL I'm such a pack rat that I can't get rid of anything. Plus, if my Client comes back to me years down the road, I hopefully still have what they need. Technically I heard you should keep files for at least 7 years.
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April 25th, 2007, 05:16 PM
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I have everything that I've ever made. I save it in PSD format and also in JPEG or TIFF
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May 6th, 2007, 10:00 AM
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I try to keep everything I have done on an external HD.
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May 10th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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I guess that it all depends on what the file is. Anything that I've ever done for a paying client is kept indefinitely. I have all original copies of my work on two sets of disks as well as an external hard drive. Items that I do more for fun, such as siggies, I don't keep the original PSD files, just a copy of a jpg. I am planning on keeping the original files for my digital scrapbook pages indefinitely as well so that i'll always be able to print new copies if needed.
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May 10th, 2007, 09:15 PM
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I keep all mine but made for someone else I delete it as soon as they get it but its kept in photobucket.
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May 15th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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I keep the *.psd of ALL of them
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