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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 11 June 09 12:16 BST (UK) »
Thank you Prue. :)

That's a relief!!

Best wishes

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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 31 March 10 13:21 BST (UK) »
hi

does anyone know of a way to remove pasted-in photos safely from an album?

on some photos which were pasted,but came loose,we have found invaluable inscriptions on reverse.


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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 24 April 10 02:17 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat! :)

I can't help, but if you don't get any replies, try posting this as a new thread, as more people will see it.I'll be interested in the answers.

Good luck!

Emms
Hoey : Louth, Dublin, Lancashire,
Diggle: Pendleton Lancashire,
Stickley: Dorset, Lancashire
Bockmann, Boedemann etc Artist, Europe and London

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1st Battalion Connaught rangers WW1

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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 24 November 11 20:27 GMT (UK) »
S&N Geneology do a lot of really good acid free sleeves for storing photos and other archival quality products including acid free tissue paper.
They might be worth checking out.
Hope this helps.
Regards Krysa.

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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #13 on: Friday 16 March 12 07:55 GMT (UK) »
I have scanned all my negatives. Mind you some of the coloring on the negatives fade. I do not keep my negatives anymore because sometimes humidity etc damages them. I have lived in many different climates and after seeing some negatives damaged I decided ti scan them and keep copies on different pc's etc and USB storage  units.

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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 21:45 GMT (UK) »
I have been reading with interest this chat about storing photos. I had a lot of the same questions concerning acid, PVC, etc. One thing I do agree with is scanning and storing the digital files.

That brings up another thing. Cd's, and DVDs also deteriorate with time. I have recently become aware of a product that would help. I have recently come across a company called Millenniata who make a disc that will last for up to 1000 years. Regular Cd's and DVDs have a coating that data is engraved into which degrades over time. With the Millenniata discs, the data is engraved into the metal itself. You need an LG drive to engrave them, but they can be read and the data can be accessed in regular drives. If you are interested go to www.millenniata.com. I am not in any way associated with this company, but I do know some of the principals.

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Re: Caring for original photos
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 15 January 15 19:30 GMT (UK) »
I went to millenniata.com and find that I made some errors in my post concerning their discs. The coating on regular DVDs is an organic dye which begins to deteriorate as soon as it is engraved. I stated that the millenniata disc was metal. That is wrong. The website states that data is engraved into a inorganic "rock-like" layer. The DVDs require a special writer.

They also make a blu-ray disc.  Some regular blu-ray drives can burn the M-Disc blu-rays. If you are going to buy a drive or writer, there are some that can burn and play both blu-ray and DVD.

I do not have a blu-ray player or drive, and no very little about them except that they can hold about 5 times as much data as a DVD. Before you buy a drive, go to the millenniata website and read all about it so you will be sure and get the right kind. I am really interested in this technology, and since I have a lot of photos and other family history data to store I am trying to find out what I can about it.

Hope this corrects any wrong impressions that I made with my last post.
Peggie