Two Inch Floppy Disks
In the late 1980s, two inch floppy disks were commonly used as image recording and storing devices in photography. Disks are all the same as there are no black and white or color disks. The camera, film and printer used to print them determine whether the photo is black and white or color. The images are stored as magnetic impulses on still video disks. The photos are recorded on separate tracks on the disks. Each photo is recorded as a frame or field.
You can select the mode you prefer on some cameras. If you select the frame mode, each photo is recorded on two tracks. If you choose field mode, each photo is recorded on one track. You can save 50 images in one track mode or 25 in two track. The photos are less detailed and lower quality in the field mode than the frame mode. You can store photos of both types of modes on the same disk. You can also record sound on a disk, but it isn't recorded on the same track as the photo. Sound is recorded right after the image is. The sound that goes with the photo can be heard when you play it back. Photography disks can be used over and over again. You don't need any chemicals or darkrooms to develop these photos. You can edit them, send them and print them with a computer.