Preserve memories with recommended storage conditions

pres-calc6All photographic prints should be stored at 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) or less with 20-50 percent relative humidity. These conditions are based on the recommendations from experts in the industry and are consistent with ISO recommendations for medium term photographic storage. Other products, including StoryBooks, Page Prints and other digital prints, will also last longer under these conditions. To see what will happen under different conditions, the Preservation Calculator from the Image Permanence Institute is available at Calculators. This program is now compatible with the Widows Vista operating system.

The complete Tech Notes article with more details is available at tech-notes_20090304

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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