Looking After Old Photos
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
In modern times we are spoiled with the number of photos we can take and keep; The average phone has the ability to take photography-quality photos and store hundreds, if not thousands, of images. Physical photo albums are becoming less and less common as the number of digital albums increases exponentially, making it is more important than ever to look after your old photographs.
Particularly after a loved one passes away we cherish photos of them, but throwing your favourite photo in your purse or wallet, or passing it around the dinner table for your whole family to grab at might not be the best idea if you want to keep these in their best possible condition. At Memorial Card Shop we offer photo restoration services, but, if you want to prevent yourself requiring restoration in the first place we’ve put together our top tips to help keep your photographs in their best condition.
There are many factors that can affect the appearance of your old photos, and whilst it’s unlikely that most of us have access to perfect conditions for storage, there are still many things to do to reduce damage.
Whilst it would give you the best results, it seems a bit too much to ask for somebody to put gloves on every time they want to look through old photos (although if you are in possession particularly old and delicate pictures, we would still recommend this). Here are a few basic steps to help you handle your old photographs without causing wear and tear.
Using older photos in memorial cards and funeral services is an excellent way of remembering the deceased. Whilst we do offer a number of pictures to choose from at Memorial Card Shop, such as scenic and religious images, it is a lovely and personal touch to include a photo of your loved one. On many of our memorial card templates you are even able to add multiple photos, so you can include a small collection of older photographs as well as a more recent image for the main photo.
If you aren’t sure which photo to choose for your memorial card then we have a blog to offer some guidance – Choosing a Photo for a Memorial Card. And, if your photo is sadly already damaged and you wish to use it for memorial then please have a browse of our photo editing services, or get in touch to find out more about what we offer.
Tags: Old photos, photo restoration, memorial