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    Amazing Inspiration Folder

    Hey guys, i was just going through my "Inspiration Folder" and realized that I have over 1500 images in it! Around 1.5 gig's of space all together. And a few hundred we're lost by accident

    98% of the work is from this site alone. Just wanted to thank all the guys like Jason Manley and his crew for this amazing site. And for the countless amazing artist's' that have inspired me & everyone else to pursue art as a carreer or just a hobby.

    THANK YOU!

    How big are your "Inspiration Folder's"? Share the info!!
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    433 Pieces, only about 81 megs.

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    I never thought to count the images I have .... over 5000 from all over the net and forums like Sijun,Poo,CgTalk,CA....that's years of collecting though

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    10,000+ images. 3+ Gb.
    At least half of them from here.

    Btw, does porn count as inspirational?

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    How's about sharing some of your inspiration forlders?

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    There is already a thread for that.

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    Most of mine is pre-computer...

    Estimating 55,000 pieces, which is all I have left after 70% of 340 boxes of similar material were destroyed when I had to leave it outside for two years due to loosing my warehouse lease...and the protective plastic and tarps leaked.

    It was one of the few times in my life that I cried. A lot of it went back to the 1920's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    Most of mine is pre-computer...

    Estimating 55,000 pieces, which is all I have left after 70% of 340 boxes of similar material were destroyed when I had to leave it outside for two years due to loosing my warehouse lease...and the protective plastic and tarps leaked.

    It was one of the few times in my life that I cried. A lot of it went back to the 1920's...
    Yikes. Still...55k...

    Mine = 1434...about 420mb...still got a LONNNNNG way to go...

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    I regurarly burn my to a cd-rom, so i have no clue how big my 'inspiration folder' is... Usually it's about 200 MB when i burn it and i have uhm.. lots of cd-roms now.... I do like seeing what interested me in a certain period and i do notice i can appreciate different/ more aspects of a good work now.

    Ilaekae: man, that really sucks! 1920's...sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    Most of mine is pre-computer...

    Estimating 55,000 pieces, which is all I have left after 70% of 340 boxes of similar material were destroyed when I had to leave it outside for two years due to loosing my warehouse lease...and the protective plastic and tarps leaked.

    It was one of the few times in my life that I cried. A lot of it went back to the 1920's...

    I can relate. A large collection of architectural and drafting artwork from 1913 - 1958 was destroyed by rain water. Only a small amount remains today. Sad.

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    Some of you guys have huge folder's. And porn can be inspirational, but not for this thread.

    Yeah, i strated burning my stuff on cd's too, I coulde never part with this awesome work!

    Keep Sharing guys.

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    over 22,000, 3.5 gigs.. id say about 1/2 of it is from either this site or webistes found through here.. theres a lot more to look at than just concept art guys..

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    My "Concept Art" folder with other artists work has 620 images in it. Thanks for the inspiration. I have seen some of the best art I have ever seen connected to this profession. Nice to be inspired.

    ~M

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    don't know how many images but my inspirational concept and art folder is about 800 megs and growing. Thanks you guys for the great inspiration.

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    I'm with Denart. I have like 50k of inspiration. I like a sparkling clean harddrive.

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    I've got around 40Gb on my harddrive and about another 200Gb on CD/DVD including a single 214.3Mb image of Android's diesf

    I know that sounds ridiculous but I just collect images, lots of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicgoo
    I'm with Denart. I have like 50k of inspiration. I like a sparkling clean harddrive.
    See... cuz there I was thinking he had 15K=15,000 pictures....

    1.57 GB with 6189 pictures. (there are probably some small tutorial movies in there as well...)

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    Sorted: 7.66 GB
    10,864 Files, 277 Folders.

    Unsorted: 2.81 GB

    How large does your Reference Folder need to get before you realize you'll never use it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf
    Some of you guys have huge folder's. And porn can be inspirational, but not for this thread.

    Yeah, i strated burning my stuff on cd's too, I coulde never part with this awesome work!

    Keep Sharing guys.
    I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but if you have digital files you really really don't want to lose, then a CD is one of the last places you should put it.

    Professionally pressed CDs (the kind where the data is actually stored as physical marks on the surface) last an average of ten or fifteen years before degrading enough to lose data (plastic is technically never solid and it moves around slowly over time... since the data on CDs is stored at a nearly microscopic level, this movement eventually makes it unreadable). The industry estimates the average much higher than that actually (they claim data integrity up to 100 years), but in practice, most CDs even if left alone and never used will degrade enough to lose some data in fifteen years or less.

    Burned CDs are made by a different process than pressed CDs (the laser melts a semi-liquid medium suspended between two layers of harder plastic) and have a much shorter shelf life. CD media manufacturers like to tout figures like "lasts ten years" or "these gold-surfaced archival discs that require a special kind of burner last 50 years" (Kodak's by the way), but it's all based on lab simulations of discs burned by higher-than-average grade lasers and not real-world storage or burning conditions (and since the decay time is simulated it can't account for the flow of the surface material that occurs over a longer period of time).

    For CDs that you burn yourself, count on two years, maybe three. There are exceptions, CDs that last longer, even some that might last as long as ten years (though not many people have CDs they burned ten years ago as the technology was still pretty pricey back then). But these are exceptions, not the rule. Burned CDs last maybe two years if you use them at all. If you stick them in a cool dry place and never touch them they last longer, but why save data you never use? (throw it out) It's even worse these days as CD manufacturers are cutting every corner they can to stay competitive -- many new disc surface chemistries are not developed to produce a better product, but a cheaper one. And some of them are still clearing out their surplus from a few years ago -- the surfaces of these disks are already starting to degrade before they're even sold.

    It's safe to assume the same rules apply to DVDs though the numbers might be a bit different. I would imagine DVDs to be even more volatile than CDs since the data is stored in a manner that's physically smaller on the surface of the disk and it's all packed closer together. HD-DVD and BluRay will likely suffer the same problems since it's all the same basic idea.

    It's kind of depressing when you realize that we haven't developed a truly non-volatile storage medium for digital files. Every single digital storage medium we have degrades over time at a rate far faster than paper. For my files that I absolutely must keep, I back them up locally to an external drive and some to CD and in some cases to offsite storage servers that I know have nightly backups. I never take the files off of my computer hard drive so I always have at least two copies. Any file you want to keep, make multiple copies of it and check the copies once in a while to make sure they're still readable. Any file you want to keep and keep it private (financial records and such), encrypt and backup up the encrypted file (and for God's sake, backup the key used to encrypt it... safe deposit box with a USB stick in it or something... or just a local backup and use a strong pass phrase).

    That's the only way right now to keep a digital archive... data redundancy. If you have two copies, and one fails, you can always make another backup from whichever copy didn't fail. It's unlikely that both copies will break at the same time. Nothing, not even CDs will last forever... or even very long at all. It's a big problem faced by the IT industry right now, no one knows how we're going to preserve all of this data we have so we just keep copying it once in a while to new hard drives and new storage devices, but none of it is going to outlast us or even last as long as we will unless we keep pushing it to new disks once in a while and the more data we have, the harder that task becomes.

    Bottom line: Don't bank on keeping your digital resources around for a long time, and anything that you absolutely have to keep, make multiple copies of it and check the validity of those copies from time to time and make new ones from time to time.
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    MEP- Thanks for the info man.

    Thanks for sharing everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digisaur
    How large does your Reference Folder need to get before you realize you'll never use it all?
    I thought the same thing recently and decided to sort through my saved images. I deleted about 15 files. Thats all I could bring myself to part with .

    Mine consists of 171 Artists and 10,205 peices, and i love every one of them
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    Lost my entire folder a few years back before i started backing it up regularly. Lost well over 5000 pics...
    Nowadays Im a lot more selective with what i chuck in there and clean it out of pictures that dont really inspire me anymore quite often. Right now its at 2399 pics 415megs.
    Last night I added 300 more after deleting about 50.
    I also have a small shelf of inspirational art books... does that count?
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    Art books definetly count. I have a really nice colection that keeps growing.

    Anybody have ROBOTA by Doug Chiang? That was a amazing book,definetly worth buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicgoo
    I'm with Denart. I have like 50k of inspiration. I like a sparkling clean harddrive.
    noo! That's 15 thousand pictures! I'm all about the hording

    Glikster's got it right!

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    50k pictures. Not sorted at all. Whenever I look for a specific image, I search for it in the web ^^.
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    wow you guys have alot! man thought I was somewhere with around 1100 pictures but looks like I've still got a long way to go haha

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    Well I get my inspiration mostly from the art from this forum. I have saved 7600+ paintings/drawings etc. from this forum to my "concept art" folder. I also have a reference folder but there is only couple of hundred pictures of portraits or full body shots.
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