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Thread: How to take care of film negatives? Glossy vs Matte

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    How should we take care of our negatives? Do they need dryboxes too?

    and what are the advantages of Glossy or Matte prints?

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    mm......i dont store photos/negatives in dry box......but i keep them in a cool dry place in my room........the most top ,untouchable corner.........do not expose them to direct sunlight.....this wat i heard from my shi fu........but now i scan all negatives into my com so no use to me liao........as for the prints ......if they got dirty....use lighter fuel & tissue to wipe over......

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    lighter fuel? organic solvent to clean prints?

    i once smudged one of my prints with water :~(
    didn't know it wasn't waterproof.

    how about matte and glossy, what are the advantages of each?

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    Originally posted by kailord
    lighter fuel? organic solvent to clean prints?

    i once smudged one of my prints with water :~(
    didn't know it wasn't waterproof.

    how about matte and glossy, what are the advantages of each?
    lighter fuel......u can get it from any DIY stores....something like zippo .........i think u better wrap ur prints in plastic if ur storage place is quite wet.....

    as for the matte....u can do some touch-up on it(manual) but not on the glossy finish....

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    Originally posted by roti


    lighter fuel......u can get it from any DIY stores....something like zippo .........i think u better wrap ur prints in plastic if ur storage place is quite wet.....

    as for the matte....u can do some touch-up on it(manual) but not on the glossy finish....
    Can explain what kinda touch-up can be done on it?

    Thinkin of just trying out for fun....

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    Originally posted by Revo


    Can explain what kinda touch-up can be done on it?

    Thinkin of just trying out for fun....
    i hav a touch up 'color paint' from kodak.......i got it from my friend from Taiwan...... .....its done the very traditional way like mixing the right color ......then applying on the photo........

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    matt also can keep longer than glossy, especially if u put them into photo album, glossy will "stick" to the album one.

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    but glossy looks nicer for all prints?

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