How to label old photographs?

Archival pen on plastic sleeve If you store prints in archival polyester or polypropylene sleeves, label the photo by writing on the plastic sleeve instead of the print. Remove the print from the sleeve before writing on the plastic to avoid leaving impressions on the print.

What is the best way to label old photos?

The Best Way to Safely Label Photos

  1. Write on back of photo using a soft lead pencil. …
  2. Use soft-tip markers for photos with coating. …
  3. Scan photos that have damage.

How do I label my photos?


  1. Click the picture you want to add a caption to.
  2. Click References > Insert Caption.
  3. To use the default label (Figure), type your caption in the Caption box.

Can I label my photos?

Navigate to the folder where your photos reside. Select a photo or photos, find the “Title” field at the bottom of the screen (and also the “tag” field if you want to add tags or keywords), and type in your caption. If you later open the file in another location, that caption will travel with the photo.

What to use to write on back of photos?

Professional archivists often recommend using a #2 pencil on the back of photographic prints that are fiber-based (the back feels like regular paper).

How do I label pictures in my gallery?

When the picture expands, tap the Info button at the bottom; the icon looks like an “i” in a small circle. When you are on the picture’s Info screen, you should see an “Add a description” line at the top. Tap it to type in your caption information. Tap the Back button when you’re done.

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