Photo prints, slides, and negatives are made by using chemicals and chemical dyes that are sensitive to light, moisture, and changes in temperature. Over time, these chemicals degrade and the image starts fading away, turning yellow, and it frequently develops cracks. In addition, dust, oil, dirt, and some gases also contribute to picture deterioration. Rest assured that anything film or paper based would deteriorate over time. A proper storage environment or digital archrival is the best defense against deterioration. For more information on digital archrival, visit our web pag
In my next post I will explain what happens and how to protect your photographs.