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#721359 - 31st Aug 2012 6:45pm scanning old photographs
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I had a lovely surprise in browsing through very, very old photographs and wondered what is the best way to copy them digitally. I would use this to Upload to my family website. Can anyone recommed a way that will not harm the originals as they must be from around 1860. Does scanning them make them slowly fade as this is intense light being shone onto the paper?

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#721390 - 31st Aug 2012 8:46pm Re: scanning old photographs [Re: ponytail]
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According to Google, it won't harm them at all. Good question though.

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#721436 - 31st Aug 2012 11:47pm Re: scanning old photographs [Re: ponytail]
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I think as in all photo copying it does no harm to the photo but the down side is that the more you copy of the same photo the quality will reduce, in the same way as photo negatives did.

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#721574 - 1st Sep 2012 5:04pm Re: scanning old photographs [Re: Dolphin123]
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Originally Posted By: Dolphin123
but the down side is that the more you copy of the same photo the quality will reduce, in the same way as photo negatives did.


Just to clarify: if you copy a copy (and so on), the quality will deteriorate but if you copy the original each time, the quality will be constant and won't deteriorate.
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#721617 - 1st Sep 2012 9:08pm Re: scanning old photographs [Re: ponytail]
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Thanks for the advice. I only need one really good high quality scan of them.

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