Keep photos away from all light sources, particularly fluorescent
Do not store photos in extremely hot temperatures or in
areas that may be humid.
Handle photos by their edges--do not touch the front with
your hands (unless you are wearing cotton gloves)
Refrain from bending or creasing photographs.
Envelopes from the photo processors contain acid--do not
leave photos in these envelopes. Always remove them and
store them in an acid-free photo storage box.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke while handling photos. Keep
photos away from pets.
Always make duplicates of one-of-a-kind photos (either reprints
or laser copies on acid-free paper). Store the original
in a fire resistant safe.
Before cropping your photos, determine these 3 things: What
is the value of this photograph? What do I lose in this
photograph if I cut out the background? Do I have another
print to work with (double)?
Always store negatives away from the originals.
Store negatives in "safe" plastic sleeves or paper envelopes