Photo Storage Tips

Photo Storage Tips

By Lois Olson

If youÂ’re like most, you probably have a shoe box full of photos. Photographs are wonderful for recording our lives, recalling favorite memories, or showing the world how we see it. But in order for these photos to last a lifetime, we need to store them safely.

There are several ways to store photos other than on your computer: in albums, file drawers, and binders. The most important thing to remember is to use archival quality materials. Creative Memories has acid free paper, albums, stickers and supplies and is a popular choice for displaying family photos.

You can also store photos and slides in archival plastic sleeves like those sold by Adorama. Some come three-hole punched so you can store photographs of various subjects in different binders. There are others that come with metal hanging rods so you can store your images in a lateral filing cabinet. The method you choose depends on how you wish to use your photos.

Do you want to show them off to friends and family? You could do this by displaying them in albums with neat layouts. Or you could put together a slide show set to your favorite music to wow your audience with your multimedia presentation. Do you want to sell your images? Then store them in binders or file drawers. You can organize them by subject, date, or location. Be sure to protect your images from heat, humidity and dust to increase their lifetime.

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Lois began her home business five years ago. She trained at the New York Institute of Photography and now runs her own stock photography agency.


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