Solved I have 4000 photos. How many DVD's will it take to hold all

November 9, 2014 at 05:55:51
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Would flash drives be better than DVD's? I have 4000+ pics I want to burn to CD's, or DVD's, or whatever media would be best. A stick (flash drive) perhaps? Sending as presents to children.

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November 9, 2014 at 06:30:32
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Certainly not a pen drive as they are not reliable enough and are therefore only suitable for short-term storage.

DVD media is the best option.

The number of pics you have is not the real issue, it's their total size in megabytes which will determine how many blank DVDs you will need, but for arguments sake let's say each JPEG file is 500 kilobytes:

500 Kb x 4000 = 2,000,000 Kb = 1,954 MB = 1.9 GB

In the above example, your 4000 pics will easily fit on a single-layer 4 GB DVD.

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November 9, 2014 at 06:47:55
Phil22 thank you for the quick response. I will take a random sampling of my pics and then use your formula and see how it works out. I would really like to do it all on one DVD.

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November 9, 2014 at 10:47:51
Just to add that picture files are getting larger (higher quality). Often they are 1 to 2 M or more. So just keep an eye on their sizes.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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