Six ways to keep your photos safe

keep your photos safe

Photos are everything, that’s why we need to take good care of our pictures. In this post, I will give you six ways to keep your photos safe and secured.

    1. Protect your photos from light. It is better to keep your photographs in dark spaces. When your photos are overexposed to light, it will cause the photos to fade. You should always keep this point in mind when you are framing your photos. The one of the best ways to preserve your photos is to display a high-quality copy.
    2. Don’t use a pen to write on the photos. I understand that you might want to write your names of each individual on a photo, but when you are writing it, you should never use a pen to write, always use a pencil to mark names, locations, and dates for each picture on the back of the photo.
    3. Use safe enclosures. Although, using safe enclosures for your pictures might not be in your budget, but it is worthwhile. There are two safest types of enclosures, the photo album (plastic and paper) and photo boxes. If you are using a paper photo album, the paper enclosures should be lignin-free and acid free. If you are using a plastic photo album, the plastic enclosures must be made of uncoated polyester film, uncoated cellulose triacetate, polypropylene, and polyethylene. And if you are using a photo box, you should make sure the photos are not cramped up together.

  1. Keep your photos in a safe workspace. You should not keep your photos in a place that water, food or drinks can spill on it. You should keep your photos in a safe workplace. If you don’t have a safe workplace in your home, you can set one up. Keeping your photos in a safe workplace will protect it from light and spillages.
  2. Digitalize your best photographs. Out of all your photos, there will be some photos that mean the world to you maybe your wedding photos, headshots, birth photos, or other photos. You don’t want those photos to get ruined. Paper photos might get ruined. If you have created digital files, you can upload your photos to the cloud, an external hard drive, or a flash drive.
  3. Don’t use some objects on your photos. Objects like paper clips, tape, glue, ballpoint pens, adhesive, rubber band, and non-archival quality papers can cause damage to your photos.


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