Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation launched it Tips for Cleaning Damaged Photos website for consumers, which can be accessed at photorepairinstruction.fujifilmusa.com in the U.S. and Canada.
In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, many precious photographs were damaged and washed away, so Fujifilm in Tokyo launched a Photo Rescue Project site in Japanese. In the following weeks and months, the U.S. was hit with a number of natural disasters, including flooding in the Midwest and the South, and most recently in the Northeast with a hurricane and additional heavy rains that caused floods. Because of the ensuing devastation, Fujifilm in North America launched its Tips for Cleaning Damaged Photos site with instructions in English.
“Fujifilm recognizes how important photos are, especially in times when they may be in danger of losing them,” said Manny Almeida, vice president and general manager, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “So if someone has photos or negatives that are damaged by caked-on mud or sand, Fujifilm wants to offer some tips that people may find successful in cleaning their prints.”
The site includes advice on cleaning: traditional photographs; processed film negatives; photo albums; dye-sublimation photos, such as kiosk or instant print photos; and inkjet photos, such as those from home printers. Also included is a demonstration video providing viewers with step-by-step instruction. fujifilmusa.com