Many people enjoy taking pictures because they wanted to preserve good memories for future generations to see. Meanwhile photos that were taken decades ago needs to be restored. Pictures are known as timeless and precious memories that no amount of money can ever buy. So we will talk about different ways on how to prolong the life of old photographs by sharing different techniques and of course with the help of digital technology as well.
Why do we need to restore memorabilia or old photos:
For sentimental reasons- If you belong to a big but closely-knit family you would surely want the future generation such as your grandchildren and great grandchildren to be able to browse through old photo albums and look at custom picture frames.
You may need these old photos for future use- You’ll never know when the need arises for old pictures. Your kids or grandkids may need these photos for family tree purposes and other school projects. It’s best that we keep them in good condition so it remains presentable whenever the need arises.
For decoration purposes- Old pictures can be used to decorate your house or your ancestral house. You can buy picture frames and start looking for the best photos from way back. Most visitors would love to look at these interesting pictures and you can also share some stories behind these classic photographs. Now since old photos are prone to damage we need to take extra care of them by doing the following things. Avoid exposing old and even new photos to heat and moisture because it will ruin its quality.
Store your photos in a shoebox or a sealed container and make sure to add silica gels to prevent moisture from getting into the pictures. Place your photos in albums where it will be covered by a thin plastic film that protects it. You can simply stack these albums in shelves and it will last for a very long time. Just do not forget to remove accumulated dust by wiping it using a soft cloth. You can also buy frames and hang it on walls. For heavily damaged photos you can have it digitally restored by professionals. It takes time and a lot of effort to fix old pictures but it’s possible especially with the kind of technology that we have today. The only downside that we have observed is the price or cost of the restoration but if it will bring back old and good memories then it’s worth paying for.