Can you wait to preserve your photographs digitally?
Photographic prints lose their quality over time, but most tragic of all, they can be easily destroyed by fire.
It is rare, but it can happen; you come home from work, or from visiting friends - even a quick run to the grocery store - to find your home in flames.
That is the unfortunate time when you think about the few possessions that mean the most to you; furniture, family heirlooms and photographs. Furniture can be replaced, and there is no way to protect heirlooms from this disaster, but the fact is very clear; we can save our photographs.
We can very easily and – right now – inexpensively save our photographs, and save them forever.
We can save them by reproducing their images digitally – it is, after all, the image and not the paper that means so much to us, right?
Scanning technology has reached the point we have all waited for, where it can capture and preserve all the beauty and all the memories of your family's history forever.
Once scanned, you can copy the files and store them in several places. So if one set is destroyed, you will have exact duplicates that can be copied over and over again! It is the perfect solution, but will work only if you act before it's too late.
Of all the items in your home, your precious photographs are possibly the most vulnerable to the effects of fire. Having dried to nearly zero-percent moisture over the years, and with chemicals saturating the paper, they will succumb to flame easily – even excess heat through the walls of a fire safe can distort and discolor them.
Now is the perfect time as I wait for my Peace Corps assignment, for you to take advantage of the technology and my experience adjusting thousands of photographs for just the right color, tone and sharpness.
It's never too early to have your photographs scanned, but all too often, it is too late.
Have questions? Call or text me at 207-1920, area code 910.