Photographs, slides, & negatives all begin to deteriorate over time. It is important to think about the process of preserving your visual heritage for your posterity.
There are several basic steps to consider in preserving media.
#1) Conversion: "digitalization" is getting the physical media into a digital format
#2) Editing: the ability to improve the quality of the original image
#3) Managing: strategies to store all the files in an organized way, and to ensure that the files are securely backed up regularly
#4) Sharing: digital photos are meant to be shared with immediate & extended family. What better way to tell an individual's story than by combining stories with photos
If you do not have a scanner, our library has a variety of scanners to help you digitize your photos, slides, and negatives. Please call ahead to make reservations for their use.