Even though we live in a digital world, chances are you still have old family photos around your house. If they aren’t preserved properly, depending on the conditions they are in, they will fade. Now don’t think they are ruined if they fade – chances are they aren’t! However, before we get into how they can be recovered, I want to share with you a few things you can do to help keep them from fading.
- Avoid Direct Sunlight. Harsh lighting, whether it’s direct sunlight or even bright indoor lighting, can be bad for your photos. It can cause the ink to breakdown and fade.
- Avoid Heat & Humidity. Similar to sunlight, a warm environment is not great for your photos, and humidity can actually speed up the deterioration.
So, how should you store your photos? The best way is in a dark, cool area, where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate.
Now that you know the proper way to store your photos, let’s get back to how we can bring those old photos back to life that may have faded already.
Photo restoration is the proper way to go about restoring your photos. It is not something anyone can do. It does take time and skill, which is where Dave Zerbe Studio comes into play! Nowadays, when you search for a company who handles Photo Restoration, you will find mostly online websites, and those online websites require you to mail your photo far away from your home. The fear of never getting your precious family photos back is a concern we hear from many individuals about the online companies, when they find out we can handle the restoration. However, with us being located right in Reading, PA, there is no worry of having to put your photo in the mail! We always like to meet with you before we begin the restoration to look at your photos that are in need of being restored and provide you with the information you need to know on how we will be conducting your restoration.
We know that family photos are a great way to remember those memories and old time photos are a way for us to see who our ancestors were. Through photo restoration, those old time photos will be able to return to their former glory!
So, keep taking those photos of your family as they grow, and keep us in mind for yearly family photos, but always remember to keep the most precious ones preserved the proper way, so you always have something to look back on and smile!