We are often asked to frame, or re-frame old photographs. It is a great part of the job as the photographs are usually of family or friends at particularly pleasant occasions such as weddings, birthdays etc etc. It is amazing to see how fashions have changed or even styles of photography when far more formal photography was more fashionable. Photographs can fade with exposure to daylight and this is particulary true of older, sepia toned images. These can often be quite faded already when they come to us to perhaps have the glass cleaned or a new overmount fitted. With the age of these photos it is extremely likely that the negatives have long since disappeared thus making copies once the photo is back in the frame rather difficult. With the dawn or the digital age it becomes quite easy to make a copy of the photo to preserve the images for future generations. Hence you would have a copy of the image to print off at a later date if the origianl fades away completely. Also you can make additional copies for friends and family or maybe use the copies to upload the images onto Facebook or other such social media sites. We can provide a simple scanning service for your photographs as they come into us but it is something you may want to do yourself before you bring them in for framing.