How to Preserve Photos Perfectly

scannerHere are six things you can do to preserve your photos:

Digitize them

We all want to store photos from the past. If the numbers of photos are not significantly high, one can use a photo scanner, costing $200+ by oneself, to digitize them for print or slide. For a larger number, online scanning services like Fotobridge or ScanCafe can be availed. For print quality, 600 dots per inch (dpi) are good enough, while 3000 dpi minimum is needed for slides so that they can be enlarged later. Image formats using compression like JPEG cost less while uncompressed ones like TIFF, are desirable for long term storage as information is not lost. [Read more...]