How to Save Your Print Family Photos
Here’s a quick look at how a print-to-digital family photos organizing job is handled.
Marie’s family history is fascinating. In the mid 19th century, her ancestors left Northern Europe and settled in Central America. Much of her family photo collection is of historical and cultural significance.
In this case, Marie wanted everything scanned, organized, backed up, and archived. She was comfortable sending the photos via UPS, and the box arrived quickly and safely. Remote photo organizing services are part of what we offer to clients, and Marie was happy to take advantage of it. The photos spent decades in shoeboxes, magnetic (sticky) albums, and old envelopes. This is not our recommended way to archive precious family memories. And non-archival storage will contribute to the deterioration of prints over time.
Here’s our process:
Using a variety of methods, from dental floss and heat to UnDu (a favorite product for this sort of job), we removed the photos from the sticky albums without damaging them. As a result, the images were free and gently cleaned. From there we scanned each in high resolution.