Heritage-Photo Preservation

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Scan and Save

Thanks to the digital age, photo preservation and restoration are more effective and easier than ever. High-resolution scanners can turn old photos, negatives, or slides into digital images that can remain unchanged for generations when properly saved and stored.

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Tips

  • Save permanent "read only" copies of your original scanned photos to avoid unintentionally saving over them.
  • Scan photos at 300 dpi and save at the highest quality.
  • Store images onto compact disks that are archival quality.
  • Make more than one backup copy of photos and store them separately.
  • Consider online photo storage.

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