Why and How to Digitize Photos For Future Generations. It’s This Easy
As technology continues to advance, the way in which we preserve our history is also changing. From cave drawings to oil paintings and from print photos to Snapchat selfies, it’s important for us to now digitize photos in order to keep them safe for future generations.
But if you need a few reasons why it’s important to digitize photos before it’s too late, then consider the following:
Print photos will eventually succumb to the elements
Unless you have your print photos stored in acid-free, archival-quality storage containers and kept in a temperature-controlled room away from sunlight, then your photos are at risk of getting destroyed by the elements. Of course, we definitely recommend doing everything you can to keep your print photos safe, but digitizing them is the only way to truly protect them from the elements.
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Whether your heirlooms are tucked away in a drawer, musty garage cabinet, or never-visited photo albums packed away within obscurely piled-high sealed boxes in the attic, you need to have a plan.
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Best Ways to Protect Your Photographs
The world is a dangerous place for photos. Light, temperature, humidity, skin oils, glue—all of this can all cause serious damage to photos over time. In the digital age, this is no big deal; photos can be reprinted from our computers or devices with the click of a button. But for our older photos, which are our most treasured, the results of neglect can be tragic.
The following six articles provide tips, tricks, and services that will help keep photos in top shape.
“Archival quality photo albums use plastic and paper materials that will not damage or deteriorate photos over the long-term.”
We’ve talked before about digital clutter, but it’s a never-ending issue that will only continue to grow with time. As it is, we all have the old laptops or computers that are basically “albums” of digital photos we haven’t seen in years—it’s such a shame! Our digital photos should be ready at our fingertips to use for the next #tbt or Facebook post opportunity.
So if you’re ready to tidy up your digital clutter, let’s start with what we know the best: digital photos and pictures.
The following steps will take you through how to organize, catalog, and maintain your digital images. It may take a bit of effort at first, but once you put a system into place, the upkeep will be a breeze.