Tips For Conserving Developed Photos

When we develop a photograph, we materialize a moment of life on a piece of paper so that we can relive it whenever we want, in a tangible way. Therefore, they are true treasures in preserving memories and remembrances.

And like any treasure, they must be preserved with all the care they deserve. But do you know how to keep them always well taken care of? Here are some tips for saving and conserving your developed photos from

Be Careful With Handling.

Paying attention to how you handle the developed photographs is very important. Always hold them by the edges and avoid running your fingers over the paper to prevent dirt, dust, and oils from your hands from damaging the photo. Do not use rubber bands or paper clips to store photographs together, nor glue or tape that contains acid in their composition to glue them to albums or the wall. If you want to stick them on any surface, use an adhesive putty. If there is a need to make some annotations, the best way is to use an appropriate pen for photographs.

Keep Them Away From Moisture.

Moisture is one of the main enemies of photography and can permanently damage your developed images, as it poses a risk of bacterial and fungal proliferation. The best solution to properly store them is to leave them in a cool, dry place.

Please Don’t Leave Them Out In The Sun.

Do not expose your developed photographs to a solid light, sun, or high temperatures. Indirect contact with this type of lighting, the colors of the image may change. The general rule of thumb for both humidity and temperature are “the less, the better.”

Invest In Albums

The best option for preserving developed photos is to invest in an album. This increases their longevity as it protects them from light. Go a step further and invest in notable albums. The subscriber-only albums feature a self-adhesive crosshair to secure the photos. This adhesive does not attack the surface of the photo paper. And don’t forget: the album must be stored in a dry, calm, and ventilated place. After all, humidity is still a big villain.