Why should I digitise my glass negatives?
Glass photo plates are among the most fragile photographic formats and perhaps the most precious – glass plate photography is where photography began! So finding ways to preserve the images on original photo plates is essential.
The potential for cracking and shattering is always possible, particularly if they aren’t properly stored with protective packaging. The emulsion on the surface of the glass negatives is also at constant risk of distortion. The chemicals continue to degrade over time and can become flaky. With our state of the art digitisation process, we can put a stop to that deterioration and preserve historic photographs with authenticity and respect for our venerable predecessors.