Heritage-Photo Preservation

Old photos need to be treated carefully. Fortunately, with safe storage strategies and a little digital intervention, you can preserve and restore your photos for generations to come.
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Relocate Photos

Photos are vulnerable to air, heat, direct sunlight, humidity, mold and mildew, bug infestation, and acid from non-archival storage, which can cause permanent damage. Begin your photo preservation mission by first getting and then keeping your photos out of harm's way.

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  • Remove loose photos from regular cardboard boxes and put them in acid-free storage containers.
  • Select paper or plastic storage boxes that are designed specifically for archival storage.
  • Keep boxes in a cool, dry location with low light, low humidity, and away from fire and water.

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