Where’s the best place to store old photographs? When you need to handle them, how do you do so without causing damage?
Now you’ve started your digital archive, remember to back it up. Use online storage or a separate hard drive stored in another location from the main PC to give yourself the best chance of not losing anything.
This tutorial covers digitising your archive images. You could send off your photographs to an external company, who will digitise and retouch for you. This can cost quite a lot, and there’s always the danger of them losing the originals.
With some photographs, you might look at them and instantly recognise a relative or a place. Sometimes, even turning a photo over can reveal a wealth of information. Our predecessors were meticulous at writing on the backs of photos.
In a broader context, we usually see photographs that have been preserved and restored from important moments in history.