Many old photographs and negatives can degrade over time due to factors like exposure to light, humidity, and temperature fluctuations.

Most traditional photographs, such as black-and-white prints and colour photographs, rely on light-sensitive chemicals to capture and display images. Over time, these chemicals can undergo chemical reactions, leading to fading, discoloration, and changes in image quality.

Fluctuations in temperature and humidity can cause physical and chemical changes in photographs. High humidity can promote the growth of mold and mildew, while extreme temperatures can cause emulsions to crack or warp.

Photographic scanning plays a critical role in safeguarding memories, increasing accessibility, and allowing the integration of analog photographs into the digital world. It helps us cherish our past, share our stories, and pass down precious moments to future generations.

DatacomIT’s photograph digitisation provides an excellent means of preserving, archiving and accessing important historical events.

DatacomIT has undertaken and successfully completed the capture and digital preservation of 1,000’s of unique artifacts, consisting of fragile, faded and framed photographs of all shapes and sizes using our bespoke setup. We utilise this particular setup because it gives us complete control over both image capture and processing (DatacomIT bespoke setup video)

Our ability to provide a custom solution to our client’s diverse scanning requirements is a testimony to our many years’ experience in this area.