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# Over the past couple of decades, professional and amateur

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Over the past couple of decades, professional and amateur photographers alike have been increasingly confronted with an unexpected problem, an issue that seldom arose with conventional film photography. In contrast to print film technology, the advent of digital photography allows a photographer to store a near-infinite number of images in a very small space, and to instantaneously share digital photos via an Internet connection or by sending the image from cell phone to cell phone. Since the digital image can be copied without loss of resolution, adopting digital photography in favor of film may seem to be the ideal solution for preserving photos indefinitely. But while traditional prints may fade over time, gradually losing resolution or parts of the image, digital images are far more vulnerable to wholesale eradication due to a hard drive crash or a malicious computer virus. Another consideration is that whole collections of images can become inaccessible due to the rapid evolution of the storage medium. Even when taking care to save photo files in the most popular format, photographers must contend with the fact that storage media become regularly superseded by newer technology.

To avoid image loss through accident or obsolescence, family archivists hoping to preserve their children''s photos for posterity should consider making backups the first line of defense in preserving digital information. Many universities and businesses regularly transfer all digital data into new formats as the technology becomes available, and individual consumers may simply have to resign themselves to doing the same. Labeling the archived file with the date and subject of the photo, just as generations have done with print media, is always advisable. And finally, producing archival print copies for storage may be the best security: a box full of photos can last up to 100 years under appropriate environmental conditions, far longer than platforms for data storage typically remain popular.
1. As a whole, the passage is primarily concerned with:
A. contrasting the advantages of film photography to the benefits of digital photograph
C. recommending solutions to a problem inherent with the use of a newer technology
D. demonstrating that, because the digital images can be copied without loss of resolution, this format is superior to film prints
E. discussing the evolution of photographic methods over time

2. The passage mentions which of the following as a possible consequence of saving image files in only the most popular format?
A. An increase in the number of universities transferring their collections to newer media as technology changes
B. Decreased protection from fading over time or gradual loss of resolution of the digital image
C. Increased protection from wholesale eradication of a photo collection due to a malicious computer virus
D. An ability to send digital images between cell phones and to sharing sites via an Internet connection
E. Increased susceptibility to comprehensive data loss as standards of file storage change over time

3.Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage?
A. Before the advent of digital photography, storage of film prints required more space to store and archive than did storage of digital photos.
B. Collections of film prints have never been vulnerable to wholesale eradication.
C. Before the advent of digital photography, most corporations regularly copied their image documents into new film formats as they became available.
D. Professional photographers used to store many more print images than did amateur photographers.
E. Photographers did not need to produce archival print copies of film photos for storage, since the originals were already in print format.

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04 Apr 2015, 09:23
Nice and easy passage. Answered all correctly.
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20 Apr 2015, 22:34
7 mins . All correct
very easy content and easy questions
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01 Jan 2019, 08:05
easy passage.
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01 Jan 2019, 14:43
For Q3, I got A strictly through POE. I'm not sure what it means, would anyone be able to elaborate on it?
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01 Jan 2019, 22:56
Easy passage all correct
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02 Jan 2019, 00:36
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4 mins 29 secs... all correct. Good and easy passage but the questions had a few tricks up their sleeves.

Let me know if anyone struggled with questions and I will add my take on all the questions in another post or as an edit to this post.

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05 Jan 2019, 21:48
Para 1- an unexpected problem with the advent of digital photography, digital seems to be ideal but the risks associated
Para 2- How to avoid image loss?

Interesting passage. Took 6 mins and 30 seconds in total, including 3 mins to read. All correct.

1. As a whole, the passage is primarily concerned with:
A. contrasting the advantages of film photography to the benefits of digital photograph - Incorrect
C. recommending solutions to a problem inherent with the use of a newer technology - Correct
D. demonstrating that, because the digital images can be copied without loss of resolution, this format is superior to film prints - Incorrect
E. discussing the evolution of photographic methods over time - Irrelevant

2. The passage mentions which of the following as a possible consequence of saving image files in only the most popular format?
Another consideration is that whole collections of images can become inaccessible due to the rapid evolution of the storage medium. Even when taking care to save photo files in the most popular format, photographers must contend with the fact that storage media become regularly superseded by newer technology.

E. Increased susceptibility to comprehensive data loss as standards of file storage change over time - Correct

3.Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage?

A. Before the advent of digital photography, storage of film prints required more space to store and archive than did storage of digital photos. - Correct

In contrast to print film technology, the advent of digital photography allows a photographer to store a near-infinite number of images in a very small space, and to instantaneously share digital photos via an Internet connection or by sending the image from cell phone to cell phone.

B. Collections of film prints have never been vulnerable to wholesale eradication. - Incorrect - never seems to strong and the passage tells that digital is more vulnerable
C. Before the advent of digital photography, most corporations regularly copied their image documents into new film formats as they became available. - Incorrect - this happened after the advent of digital
D. Professional photographers used to store many more print images than did amateur photographers. - Out of scope
E. Photographers did not need to produce archival print copies of film photos for storage, since the originals were already in print format.- Incorrect

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