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Why do photos fade away?

Photo prints, slides, and negatives are made by using chemicals and chemical dyes that are sensitive to light, moisture, and changes in temperature. Over time, these chemicals degrade and the image starts fading away, turning yellow, and it frequently develops cracks.  In addition, dust, oil, dirt, and some gases also contribute to picture deterioration.
The dilemma
Most people want to both protect their valuable photos to pass them on to their children or grandchildren, and also want to enjoy them, therefore we need a two-part solution:
Protect your existing photos, and...
Convert them into digital pictures
Protect your existing photos
Avoid storing your photos in damp places or subject to fluctuations in temperature, such as basements and attics. Always keep your pictures in a cool (65-70 F), dry (about 50% humidity), and dark place, such as a bedroom closet.
Avoid storing your photos where they will be exposed to light, both natural or artificial.
Avoid storing photos in places where they will be exposed to gases such as nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide - for instance your garage.
Do not save photos in "sticky" photo albums. Over time, photos tend to bond to the page and the protective clear plastic sheet making it almost impossible to remove your pictures from the album without seriously damaging them.
Store photos in "archival" quality plastic sleeves (use only PVC-free plastics such as mylar, polyester, and polypropylene).
Experts suggest checking your photos every year for mildew, bugs, and fading.
While these measures will help, pictures will inevitably fade away, therefore the safest, long-term solution is to copy all your slides, negatives and photographs into digital images using ShotCopy and your digital camera.
Use ShotCopy to copy photographs to digital images to protect and allow others to enjoy your photographic heritage for many generations to come.
With ShotCopy you have 3 solutions that complement each other perfectly:
Digital Photo Album: your photos are copied with ShotCopy into digital pictures which can be restored, and saved on DVD (or CD). With your digital camera your photographs are saved as high quality digital images for prints up to 8" by 10" and you can make as many reprints as you desire, where the quality will always be the same; plus, the digital images are ideal for emailing your pictures to family and friends and for watching on your TV or computer screen.
Digital Photos to DVD: your newly restored digital pictures created with ShotCopy and your digital camera can become a movie on DVD, with titles, chapters, background music, and optional captions to tell your story. Just play your DVD on your TV, or computer, and watch as many times as you want. This is a lot easier, and more entertaining, than searching through photo albums, slide trays or shoe boxes
Family History DVD: your newly restored digital pictures when combined with your family records can become a living documentary to be enjoyed any time and shared with future generations.