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Organize negatives for easy access

Over the years I have accumulated an astounding number of pictures and rolls of negatives. They were scattered all over the house in numerous boxes and albums that it started to get out of hand. A few weeks ago I decided to organize my collection of memories into something more together than scattered boxes. I have found that sorting developed pictures was really easy because you just put them all in albums and the problem of organization is solved, negatives on the other hand are a little more complicated.

Like developed pictures you have to protect your negatives from water, but they are also sensitive to dust and hands touching them. Since they can get easily scratched up you have to store them somewhere they won't get played with. You also have to keep them flat because if they get rolled up or folded they will be hard to use or even impossible to make more prints of the images on them.

What you want to do is get some clear plastic negative sleeves. A sleeve can hold an entire roll of 24 exposures so you can store a whole roll together. If you were some what organized before we started you should have information about the rolls of film like when they were taken and where. Using a pen or a sharpie you can lable the negatives for easy access.

Then all you need is a 3 ring binder to store all your negative sleeves in. If you want to get reallly organized you can even create a system of organization for your ablums so you can label the sleeves with the album information so you can easily find the corsponding prints.

The time that is takes to organize your library of photos depends on how many you have to begin with and how organized you were to begin with. I have been working on this for two weeks now and am almost finished!

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