glasses

Glasses                                             
by Meysam                

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame


Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

New answers tagged

-1

I have slides and negatives in trays and sleeves 50 + years old..still fine.Room temps and in the dark.


1

I would like to send them to scan by a professional laboratory but I would rather not hire the service should they not be still good. The results will be a function of both the quality of the negatives and the quality of the service. A sensible approach would be to start with a small test batch and see how they do. Even if they negatives have ...


2

Archive requirements for film generally err on the cautious side. A couple of years ago I had all my colour negatives scanned. These spanned the period 1971-2003, and had been stored in a variety of places and conditions, many of them far from ideal. While I had a small percentage of failures, these tended to be physical damage to the frames, rather than ...


5

Processed film does deteriorate, but not at such a rate that surviving 10-15 years would be remarkable! It also depends on the type of film; black & white film lasts longer than colour film for example. (Indeed, when film studios want to store an old colour movie, they separate the colour film into its R, G and B channels, and record each channel ...


2

It certainly depends on quality of processing, film brand, gasses in the storage area and other factors, but in general, 10-15 years should not be a big deal. There may be some color shifts but it should be possible to fix them during or after scanning. Humidity may be a problem. Check the films for spots, stains etc.


0

Brew lotsa coffee. You're going to need it. The short answer is that the results will be a compromise between what is possible and what you expect. Here're the details… NO, not if you ever expect anything that will become un-noticeable at ANY level of scrutiny. When I tried this after ONE similar tragedy, I gave up after many hours of multi-level ...



Top 50 recent answers are included