X-Message-Number: 8223
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 20:45:39 MST
From: "Richard Schroeppel" <>
Subject: Film lifetime

Another option for reconstructing faded film/pix is to image the pigment
breakdown products.  This may be possible with carefully chosen
monochromatic filters.  This depends on some of the breakdown products
staying put in the film, and the products being different for the
various pigments.  And on the backing/paper surviving.

Obviously a poor second choice to proper care of the film in the
first place.  If you aren't planning to do anything to preserve
your pix, maybe worth seeing which might be recoverable later.

Rich Schroeppel   

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