Re: preservation of negatives/slides/prints
Thanks Gawain. I really wasn't sure about scanning all that work,
either. I thought it might be good as a back-up safety to properly
storing the originals, but your points are well taken.
Thanks also, Don. I had previously given him links to both Light
Impressions and Talas, but these other links will also be helpful.
On Mar 18, 2007, at 6:09 PM, Don Bryant wrote:
Perhaps these links will be helpful
From: Diana Bloomfield [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 11:10 AM
Subject: preservation of negatives/slides/prints
A photographer friend of mine died recently, and her husband
about her prints, negatives, and slides. He wants to be able to
preserve those for her kids and asked me about the best way to go
doing that. My immediate answer is to simply place everything in the
appropriate archival storage sleeves,
place in an archival storage box, and keep away from light and heat.
Am I missing something? Does anybody have other advice? I'm
prints would be the most vulnerable to fading and damage, but is it
scanning everything to digital format? I realize we might not be
in 10 years time, or less, but I assume whatever we are using could be
copied again. Anyway . . . if anybody has any better suggestions,