Safe Photo Storage Preserves Memories
Bill Hobbs uses photo albums to preserve his life's images. But he didn't know his albums were actually damaging, not protecting, those magic moments.
"I realized that, long ago, I bought the wrong type of album, he said. "With this, they're calling this magnetic albums. And that's the wrong thing to do."
Hobbs attended a workshop at the Columbia Public Library to learn about properly preserving photos.
The first step is to scan and save them.
Next, use only photo-safe materials to mount and store photos.
Finally, don't do anything to a photo that you can't undo.
"It keeps the photos safe for future generations," said Beth Talken of the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri. "You know, my kids can look at them, their kids will be able to look at them."
Reported by: Katie Frisbie, Emily Goldstein, and Alyah Khan