Posted: 6:17 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Bill Husted
For the AJC
Q: Like most everyone else I finally moved from film to digital photography. I resisted for a long time because of the storage nightmare. What good is all the convenience if one blink of a bad computer sector or the weather can wipe it all out? — Pamela Jenkins
A: I understand what you mean about the chance of losing digital work. That’s why backing up data is so important. If you do that, you’re unlikely to lose your photos or other data. Also, when it comes to digital photography, think of the great advantages. You get photos that don’t fade, don’t change colors, that will print up just the same 100 years from now. I’m sure you’ve — like me — looked at old color photos and seen how they’ve faded or even developed discolored patches.
Q: Thanks to your column, I have had anti-virus protection by AVG, at no cost. Now they are not offering unless one pays. Do you have another recommendation? — Aaron S. (Mike) Levine
A: The free version of AVG is still excellent and is available here (I am using it on this computer as a matter of fact).