The National Archives of Australia provide some excellent information on the care and storage of photographs.
- Never store photographs in adhesive albums and avoid the use of sticky labels on the face of the image;
- It’s best to avoid writing on photographs completely, however if an annotation is necessary, write on the reverse of the image with a soft lead pencil;
- Store large photos flat in a drawer, folder or box rather than rolling or folding them; and
- Photographs are sensitive to light and extended exposure to light while on display in photo frames may fade or darken images.