All light gradually destroys all photographs whether they were
produced digitally, by gelatin-silver, Polaroid or other methods. High humidity
and temperatures also deteriorates photographs. With that in mind, most of
us buy art to be displayed and enjoyed so a few precautions will maximize the
life of a photograph.
1. When matting and framing the print, use
only acid-free archival materials and special UV-plastic or glass.
2. Display your art work in a low-humidity
3. Never display your artwork in direct
sunlight or fluorescent light which has ultraviolet rays that
will fade or discolor photographs.
4. When handling prints, avoid touching the
surface of the picture.