Hello,we have quite a few family photo albums as we all do. I have a large format flatbed scanner that I can scan complete pages from the albums as a single image. I would like to store the page scans, on flash drives, in a safe deposit box in case of fire or whatever.
How can I best insure the drives will be readable in the future. Not 100 years, maybe the next ten or so. Not knowing what technology will change.
Store in Jpeg or TIff formats?
Include image software on drives?
Include basic O/S of some sort??
Include a functioning USB device??
What about a PDF format? Could I make a PDF document with a page for each album page scan? PDF is not a format that will be going away soon is it? Then I could combine text with the pix. Then each album could have it's own PDF file. I like it. Think it will work?