Preserving photos is one of the main reasons we scrapbook, but there are some steps to consider. If you cover photos with plastic sleeves, use uncoated polyester, Mylar, polypropylene or polyethylene. Never use vinyl. When you find a long forgotten photo album, it’s probably best to just leave it…don’t take it apart for an updated re-do. Any notes, even the placement of the pictures – are documentation of history, like a diary. But if the album pages had the old magnetic sticking surface, do those photos a favor and get them out of there! The reaction of that sticky residue with your photo will eventually deteriorate it. Small photo corners are a simple alternative to keep the pictures in place.