do photo negatives need oxygen?
- dazedreamrLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
No, you should put negatives into negatives sleeves-purchased at a photo supply store or online and kept in a dark place likea manila envelope or box.
- bigonegrandeLv 61 decade ago
NO they do not deed oxygen, put them in a glassine envelope or in special 'plastic' ones free of acids that damage the emulsion of the negative; avoid to store in en shoebox type because the cartons acids, as I said before will react with the silver in the emulsion and forms mostly silver sulphide that destroy the image.
- 1 decade ago
One more tip. Do not store negatives where they will be exposed to heat above 75 degrees or so. They are made from gelatin and will melt. The colors will also change.
- BobLv 61 decade ago
Not if they are pictures of still life.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago