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How can I restore this scratched 1930s print?

I could use some tips on restoring a scanned print of a family photograph from the 1930s. The photo is heavily scratched, but I would like to restore as much as possible. Any tips on removing the ...
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What is the best way to preserve chlorophyll anthotypes?

I'm working on a 19th century photographic process called Anthotype. It basically involves using plant juices that fade when exposed to sunlight. For my light sensitive juice I've choosen concentrated ...
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How to Preserve Antique Framed Photos

I have antique framed photos under glass which I must UV protect WITHOUT re-framing (the solid backing on the frames contain antique documentation which must be preserved). Do you know of any clear ...
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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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Safe Deposit Boxes & Dehumidifiers

I currently store all my photographic material in my bedroom cupboard. The temperature is around 20 C and the RH is 60%. I have been researching ways to bring this figure down to 50%. I would like to ...
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Is PEC-12 effective at removing old fingerprints from film and negatives?

I have recently been researching PEC-12 emulsion cleaner and have read a lot of positive information about it. Has anyone had any success with removing fingerprints from film and negatives, which ...
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Removing finger oil and finger prints from photographic prints

Is there a way I can inexpensively remove finger oils and fingerprints from photographic prints (we're not talking about slides or negatives here) without doing any damage to the photo? Or is a ...
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How can I make a grave-side photo which will not fade?

I am needed to know how to protect a photo of my daughter from sun fading. I want to put something different than the normal little oval picture on her headstone. I want to put at least a 5x7 in a ...
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I have old magnesium 1931 newspaper photo plates..how to clean? [duplicate]

I want to get off the old ink and all the white specks and still keep the plates safe.
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How to detect or estimate the age of a photo?

So I got this (old?) photo right here (shown below, face hidden) and I want to estimate how old it is, any clues? It already looks noisy and low-quality to be recent, so what can I do to find the age? ...
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How to preserve a gel medium transferred photo image for long on the stone outdoors?

I am trying to transfer some photos onto a slippery marble stone, using some image transfer mediums for outdoor landscape. After transferring, how can I preserve them outside as long as I want ?....
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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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Concerns with glass slides vs glassless

When developing and storing color (or black and white for that matter) slide film, I've seen that you have two major types of slide mounts: glass and glassless. From what I've read, glass is better ...
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How to preserve and store very old photos (50/80 years old)?

A friend of mine has some very old photos where the deterioration process seems to have increased in the past few years, and the owner is worried about the preservation of these old memories. They ...
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Old photos (plusmin 25) years seem to be glued together: a solution?

I started looking at some very old family albums lately. In some of them there was no plastic-ish foil in between pages, so that photos of adjacent pages were touching eachother, front end of one ...
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Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?

So we have some old family photos. These photos date 40-10 years old... some maybe newer. A family member of mine stored these photos in the garage for a year. This is in Toronto, Canada, so ...
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Is there a way to add captions to Lightroom photos based on title and/or description?

I know there are several workarounds using the print or slideshow module to add captions to photos in LR (see How to add captions to photos in Lightroom). I have a collection of old family images ...
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How to tell if a photo is not developed on a photographic paper?

I was wondering if I could tell a photo developed on photographic paper from an ink or laser printed photo. I used to do B&W prints from film myself, and now I always order my prints from a ...
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

We have lived in some moist environments and a favorite photo, while it otherwise looks good, has large parts of it that appear to have bonded to the glass of its frame. Presumably this is due to ...
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How much does heat degrade old movies and slides?

I'm hoping some knowledgeable person on here can help me with this. Several years ago a family member dropped off tons of boxes of old 8mm and 16mm movies and slides, mostly from the 1960's and 70's, ...
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How do I protect a canvas photo print after the fact?

I have had a canvas photo print for 7 1/2 years now and it is starting to crack/peel. Is there anything that I can put over it to protect it? I am not sure what the shop did that I got it from. But I ...
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Using varnish for protecting photographs?

A while ago I asked about framing without using glass and got some useful information. But I recently heard about Hahnemühle Varnish , which they describe as a "protective varnish for canvas inkjet ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I hate seeing the reflections of bright lights on my framed prints. (Actually, anybody's prints!) I'm about to frame this season's work for the gallery and I'm considering leaving off the glass. I can ...
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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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