What can I do with old family photos?


Henry Wilkinson   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Have a notepad near each stack and ask guests to share what they know. Send each person home with a small box of treasured photos or create a scanned album of favorites to share online. Crafty fun with photos. Gift shops sell wonderful (and expensive) art made from old photos, so why not make your own?

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Destiny Wallace   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Keeping this in consideration, what do you do with old family pictures no one wants?

You can too if you're scanning them or creating a storage system.

Likewise, how do I let go of old photos? Follow those steps to make the most of your memories with photos.

  1. Sort through your items and place them in categories.
  2. Let go of any items that don't bring you happy memories.
  3. Take a picture of the items.
  4. Tell your story.
  5. Organize your story for each photo in a binder or on your computer.

Lindsay Hammond   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Subsequently, question is, are old family photos worth anything?

Because age alone does not determine worth, historical photos are not considered valuable in their own right, but ''may have archival value --for study purposes, '' Lamb said.


Sofie Veale   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Is it OK to throw away old pictures?

I simply rip them up and put them in the bin. Not in the recycling bin, though, because the toxic chemicals used in the printing process mean that old photos are classified as hazardous waste. They have to go in the regular trash that goes to landfill or incineration.


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Smartphone Pics: 7 Things to Do With All Your PhotosDelete the ones you don't need. Source: Thinkstock. Back them up automatically. Source: Thinkstock. Create shared albums or archives. Source: Thinkstock. Store and edit them on your computer. Source: Apple. Print your photos. Source: Thinkstock. Get a photo book or magazine. Try a camera app that will change your habits.


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Where can I sell my old photographs?

Many people who purchase photos and images from the stock photography websites are looking for photos they can easily republish elsewhere. Lots of the most successful stock photography can involve very simple images on white backgrounds.Dreamstime. Shutterstock. Fotolia. iStockphoto.com.


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What do you do with old pictures and negatives?

If you decide you're going to keep your negatives and slide, you'll want to store them safely to make sure they don't get damaged or degraded. For negatives, you can store them in archive quality envelopes, or get sleeves that can be stored in a 3-ring binder.


Nate Coll   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Are daguerreotypes valuable?

Collectible and valuable Of course, large scale daguerreotypes, daguerreotypes of famous figures in history, and unique sites command the highest values. Certain examples have been sold for $2, 500 to $25, 000 depending on many factors on the antiques market.


Ruth Brock   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Why are old photographs sepia?

Sepia toner converts the metallic silver to a sulfide compound called silver sulfide. Sepia slows fading and deterioration and acts as a shield against environmental pollutants. Pictures developed with sepia toner typically last twice as long as pictures developed without it.


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Do old greeting cards have any value?

GoodHousekeeping.com stated, "Vintage cards in good condition can fetch about $10 to $50 apiece, [Kovel] says, but particularly valuable ones can shoot up into the three-figure or even four-figure range." The amount of money a vintage card is worth will depend on a couple of factors, including how old the card is, its


Cecilia Clark   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

Where can I put my ancestors photos?

One is fully permitted to put up pictures of the deceased elders in the South of the Southwest direction of the house or any other commercial premise. The photographs have to be oriented such that the Pitru's face the North direction while the person praying to them will face the South direction.


Anabel Mackenzie   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

How do you organize thousands of photos?

Organizing digital photos takes time and patience, but just follow a few simple steps, and everything should fall nicely into place.Upload your photos to your computer. Don't be a photo hoarder. Use face recognition. Add keywords and tags. Create files that are easy to identify. Save the images online.


Dakota Cunningham   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

How do I organize my family photos into albums?

Organize Your Family PhotosStart today. Let's face it, chances are good that your photos have been on your to-do list for a long time. Bring all of your photos together in one place. Collect all of your photo albums, boxes, etc., together in one room, preferably on a large table, before starting to sort. Sort photos by major categories.


Caleb Talbot   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

How much are old tin pictures worth?

As an ordinary tintype, it's worth $125.


Gabriel Rees   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What is vintage photography?

In photography, vintage prints are typically the earliest prints that the photographer makes soon after developing a negative. Alternatively, vintage prints may also include prints made by the photographer well after negative development if the photographer is deceased.


Matt Parker   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

How do you dispose of old pictures and negatives?

Whether you've inherited a stash of old photographs or you're simply having a clear out, it is important that you do not put your photographs and negatives in your recycling bin unless you have checked it is OK to do so with your local council. In most areas you will be asked to put them in the rubbish bin.


Josephine Clarke   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

Where can I find old family photos?

Tips & Resources To Find Old Family PhotosLocal and state archives. Archives often have photographs and your ancestors could be among them. Yearbooks. Church Directories. DeadFred.com and orphaned photo sites. Online auction sites. Family history books. Online Family Trees. Perform a Google Search.


Sloane Dunbar   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

Are old photos copyright free?

You will also find free images with a historical and vintage theme. But while popular knowledge leads to believe all old photos have no copyright and are free to do as you please, that's certainly not always the case.


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