Our experts answer common questions on storing and preserving photos.
Q. Can I store negatives in the jackets from the lab?
A. Not safely. If you're concerned about losing information, such as dates, on the jackets, you can transfer the negatives and information to either polypropylene pages or to negative holders from archival suppliers. This protects your negatives from the acid and plastic in the folders from the lab.
Q. I have a large framed image that appears to be a drawing of a photograph. What is it?