DO YOU STILL PRINT PICTURES?

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
mlewan Senior Member • Posts: 1,343
Re: Fading colours

John King wrote:

Ideally, all photographs should be kept under Arrhenius dark storage (Google this phrase for many references - e.g. http://www.academia.edu/315639/Colour_changes_in_prints_during_long-term_dark_storage_of_prints) conditions. That is to say, in an acid free album, away from household pollutants.

Interesting, John. I often wondered if one theoretically could get back the original colours of old photographs by adjusting them in Photoshop. From the link you gave there, it seems to be impossible to fully automate such a task. If I understand it correctly, some colours simply blend into each other completely, and details may disappear in the process.

On the other hand, there are some really old manuscripts that have kept their colours remarkably well. Perhaps I should get a medieval scribe to document the next wedding.

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