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.
By Lois Olson
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
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
About the author:
Contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.