Comments for FamilyHistory.link https://www.familyhistory.link Discover your Origin Story Wed, 27 Feb 2019 06:48:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on 10 Enemies of Your Photographs and How to Beat Them by Wendy Baker https://www.familyhistory.link/10-enemies-of-your-photographs-and-how-to-beat-them/#comment-37 Wed, 27 Feb 2019 06:48:29 +0000 https://www.familyhistory.link/?p=857#comment-37 Above is helpful. Another tip – digitise your old 35mm colour slides asap to “stop the rot” of chemical deterioration in the celluloid. I have been able to do this with my late father’s 1500 slides (and about 3,000 of mine) and so have precious family memories preserved digitally. With some, the colour preservation was surprisingly good. A lot depends on the quality of the original film batch before exposure.Where deterioration had occurred (even though preserved since 1950’s,60’s & 70’s in Kodaslide storage boxes) I used the option of changing them to black and white with results quite good enough for my purpose. It’s a bit of a tedious process to digitise slides but well worth it, otherwise those images will disappear completely.

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Comment on 10 Enemies of Your Photographs and How to Beat Them by Tony Aldous https://www.familyhistory.link/10-enemies-of-your-photographs-and-how-to-beat-them/#comment-36 Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:54:51 +0000 https://www.familyhistory.link/?p=857#comment-36 I suggest that photographs be digitally scanned in a tiff format using minimum of 600dpi. A separate digital record (word or excel is fine) should be established to record the following metadata information.
Digital image number and format; Black & white, colour, sepia etc: Original size of photograph Condition: Negative exist: Description of photograph (include event title, identified people and date) Date scanned: Name of person scanning the image. The digital images and digital record be backed up to two reputable separate Hard Drives, not USB sticks as they tend to be unreliable. You can scan them to the Cloud but I am personally not in favour of this back up format. The original photographs should be stored as suggested in the original article above.

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Comment on 10 Enemies of Your Photographs and How to Beat Them by Ian Webb https://www.familyhistory.link/10-enemies-of-your-photographs-and-how-to-beat-them/#comment-28 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 02:10:19 +0000 https://www.familyhistory.link/?p=857#comment-28 This list omits on of the most important hazards for storing photos: Humidity. Humidity, especially in wet environments, such as the Cairns area, often results in mould growth especially on slides and negatives. This has very serious long term consequences for photo quality. The most economical solution is to store photographic originals in air-tight containers with dry silica gel and check/re-dry the silica gel regularly. Suitable silica gel has an indicator which turns from blue (dry) to pink (when it has absorbed the maximum amount of moisture).

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