Chris Cummins is a professional photographer who writes a personal blog about photo preservation and a number of other topics as well. He recently published How To Preserve Old Photos Without Losing Your Mind that focuses on simplifying the overwhelming process of turning old family photos into an organized, safe and searchable digital archive with tips for how to preserve the film and paper originals.
The article covers a lot of topics, including:
- The Biggest Enemy of Preserving Photos: Procrastination
- Set a Very Reachable Goal
- Identify which photographs are most important to you and your family
- The Four Question Test for Photo Preservation
- Time To Digitize Those Old Pictures
- Warning: Be Careful Placing Too Much Faith In Technology
- How To Create Digital Copies Of Your Family Photos
- Your Scanning Options
- Flatbed Scanners
- Hiring Someone Else To Scan Your Family Photos
- What Software Should You Use?
- Where To Store Your Digital Copies
- Cloud Storage Services: A Comparison
- Use Metadata: Don’t Make A Digital Mess Of Your Real World Photo Mess
- Preserve Old Photos: How to Keep The Originals Safe
- Often The Actual Prints Themselves Are A Thing Of Beauty Too And Are Worth Preserving
- So How Do We Keep The Original Prints And Negatives Safe?
- The Storage Environment: Keep It Cool, Keep It Dry
- Good Storage Enclosures:
- Proper Handling: Make It Easy
- What To Store The Prints and Negatives In?
You can read How To Preserve Old Photos Without Losing Your Mind at http://www.glowimagery.com/how-to-preserve-old-photos/.