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Preserving Your Family Photographs

Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images - Maureen A. Taylor A lot of emphasis was on really old photographs here -- tintypes, etc. So I was looking for something more recent and current family oriented. Always wear gloves.TIFF retains all the qualities of the original image, but the files are large.3 sites to check out:Steve's DigiCamsPC Photo ReviewDigital Eyesusing online family sites.Get written permission for using the photos. Select photos carefully -- nothing embarrassingTo-do list.Look through the images, and make a list of people, places, and events.Decide on an organizational plan, and try it with a small group of photos.Estimate the supplies you need. Purchase them in bulk to save time and money.Set up a work space.Begin sorting.Create a file of images in need of identification.Create a file of photocopies of pictures requiring conservation or restoration.Start labeling or boxing.Create an index if necessary.Supplies need to be acid and lignin free. Use PAT-approved albums.Scrapbooks.1. Use scrapbook safe materials.2. Use copy photos, placing originals in storage.3. Enhance the value of your album by labeling the images.4. Use photographs that are of good quality.5. Create a lasting arifact that future generations can enjoy.6. Don't use magnetic albums with adhesive pages.7. Never crop original photos.8. Never write on the fronts of images.9. Don't include images that are of poor quality or in disrepair.10. Don't place adhesive directly on an image or attach cutouts.