Questions tagged [archival]

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What archival properties does Fuji Instax have and how to prolong?

I've begun putting together a cookbook of family recipes that I want to pass down to my daughter. To spice things up a bit, I'll be taking shots on Fuji's Instax Wide of my wife and I and her when we ...
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Photo album for old irregular sized pictures

Can someone please recommend a good photo album for old irregular sized pictures, or tell me what to look for, sizes range from 3.5'x 4.5' (8,9x11,5 cm) and up. I'm not really sure what to look for. ...
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Recommendation: Tool for import files/folder - that doesn't duplicate duplicates

I need help finding a way of archiving my photographs. My requirements are very few: I want to copy/move a set or files or a folder into my photos-folder where i have subfolders named "yyyu-mm-dd" (=...
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How can I unroll very old, very tightly curled negatives?

I have a small box filled with old negatives. Most of which are very tightly curled up on themselves and look like small cigarettes. They are about 60mm wide by various lengths. They may be 120/220 ...
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How can I make physical prints that can be kept longer without any damage?

I never used to print the photos that I take. I used to upload all my public work to Flickr and all my personal work to Google Photos. Albums for me were always software albums created on Flickr/...
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Archival Scanning: Calibrating Scanner

I purchased a Kodak Q-60 Color calibration sheet because I would like to do some archival scanning. I'm wondering if this has any bearings but so far I've read up on creating a color profile to ...
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How to format a 4TB hard disk for photography files?

I just bought a new 4 TB hard disk for my photographies and I would like to prepare it to copy all my photos there. This hard disk will ONLY consist of photo file (CanonRAW *.cr2; >20MB each file) (...
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How long do developed negatives last?

While spring cleaning, I encountered some 35mm color negatives which were developed roughly 10 to 15 years ago. Could they have lasted that long stored in a cardboard box for all those years? They ...
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What should I do to preserve a 100-year-old photograph? [duplicate]

I have a 100 year old picture on what appears to be mounted on cardboard. How can I preserve it? I haven't tried anything to preserve it other then keeping it between paper, which isn't working. ...
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A 13“x19” printer / archival quality ink combination?

I've been looking at the Canon® PIXMA PRO-100 which has positive reviews but it uses Canon ChromaLife100 ink which is rated for 100 years when stored in an album. Can this be considered "archival" ...
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What is a good software for creating an archive of photos? [duplicate]

I've got about 9'000 family photos already (made with my own camera over the last 10 years), plus I'm about to start scanning grandma's archive of physical photos (several hundred more). So I'm ...
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Organizing photos for archival purposes, what format for metadata?

For long term archiving, what metadata format(s) are most likely to be readable in 10, 20, or 30 years? Currently I archive photos by directory in a tree structure starting with year at the top level. ...
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How can I glue photos back to back to a card, then laminate?

I want to print two photographs, then glue them back to back, and laminate the result. what glue should I use? Is 3M Spray Mount spray suitable?
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Industrial scale automated photoscanner?

I'm looking for method to scan over 6 million images for a huge digital archive (conversion from all kinds of sizes to one dpi/resolution). Obviously the man hours involved make this a big of a big ...
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Bulk exporting/archiving collections in Lightroom

Is there any way to export images from my collections, where the images are automatically placed into a folder tree that mimics their collections? I'm not comfortable with having all that ...
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How durable are photographic canvas prints to moisture and humidity?

I want to put photographic canvas prints on stretcher frames in my bathroom, how bad of an idea is this? Obviously it depends on how wet my bathroom is, but I would call it fairly typical, and it does ...
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What kind of containers are effective for ~20 year storage?

Occasionally, I print large photos (20x30). What kind of container should I use if I want them to last approximately 20 years? Note: Assume I am not concerned about fire.
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How can I preserve/protect existing framed prints from fading?

I have some prints that were printed and framed professionally, and now they are situated in a relatively bright room, and I am concerned that they will fade in the light. I have heard that there ...
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Is blu-ray a good long term storage option for photos?

I am wondering if long term storage on blu-ray discs is a good idea or not for photos. Do professional shops that want long term storage use magnetic drives or blu-ray discs? Is there a reason not to ...