Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
This week we have the pleasure of receiving some valuable tips on how to preserve your precious memories.
Our organizing partner “Golden Legacy Preserved Ltd” has thoughtfully provided some very good information and if you have photos that you want to make sure stay precious, I urge you to read this article for the full scoop…
Here is a common concern:
"My photos are fading away! I wanted to show to my grandchildren the photos when I was pregnant with their parents, but now is too late; the photos have scratches and have almost completely faded away".
Here is part of the problem:
Chemicals on the photos and slides keep reacting over time. Some color images show marked deterioration in only 10 years turning blue, yellow or red in most cases. The color dyes used in photo prints, slides and negatives will irreversibly decay overtime.
Changes in temperature and humidity produce one kind of fading, changes in lighting conditions are responsible for other kind of fading. The oil in our hands and dust in the environment are also responsible for deterioration that will become more evident overtime.
What can we do to protect our valuable photos?
The decaying process is progressive and irreversible but it can be slowed down by careful storage and handling of the photos.
Color photos will last longer if stored in the dark, in a cool dry location. The worst place to store old photographs is in the basement (too damp) or attic (too hot).
Do not stack them on top of each other, photos are easily scratched and should be stored in archival plastic or paper sleeves. Most inexpensive photo albums could damage the photos. Particularly, avoid albums with sticky adhesive pages.
Be careful when removing fragile photo prints, slides and negatives from boxes, sleeves and photo albums. Avoid touching of surface areas and do not force the photos off from the photo album or from each other.
Another more permanent solution would be to professionally transfer them to CD or DVD.
If professionally scanned, photos can then be digitally enhanced with specialized software to help restore the faded dyes to a point somewhere near to original appearance, depending on the extent of the damage. Some minor scratches could also be repaired by qualified technicians. This solution has many benefits; not only the photos will last a lifetime on a CD or DVD but you can also copy and share them with family and friends all around the world and the quality will never deteriorate regardless of how many times you play them or make copies out of them.
Thank you Golden Legacy for your helpful information, I am sure many readers will learn some important things about storing their precious memories.
To help get your photo in order, call us, Tidy Tiger, yet when you need to have your memories preserved contact Golden Legacy Preserved Ltd
Golden Legacy professionally transfers Photos/Slides, VHS/Camcorder, LP/Cassettes to CD/DVD with great attention to details..
"Golden Legacy Preserved Ltd. has my highest recommendation. What impressed me the most about Golden Legacy was Luis. He has passion and knowledge, so your legacy is in good hands!" Michelle
Visit them today to learn more… www.GoldenLegacy.ca
or call 604-527-0515 to speak with them today.
Need help organizing? Michelle serves the Carleton Place, Lanark County and Ottawa areas.