EdinPhoto – Photographic processes

Glossario di terminologia fotografica

Glossary of processing terms

Useful resources

Albumen photographs

Albumen photography: history, science and conservation.

Graphics Atlas

A unique approach, based on the object for the identification and the description of prints and photographs.

ICOM - Photographic Materials

ICOM Working Group (International Council of Museums) that deals with conservation of photographic images, both negative and positive, including film material.

Photography Books

List of photography books in the Library of the Botanical Garden of Padua.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NDCC) – Preservation leaflets > Photographs

The photography section contains information about the care, treatment and conservation of photographs, the identification of photographic materials on film, storage materials, etc.


Non-profit association whose purpose is the promotion and enhancement of the culture of photography and photographic heritage.

Photographic processes video series

Videos that explain and show different photographic processes, including the daguerreotype, the Talbot processes, cyanotype, albumen printing, pigment processes, and many others.

Popular Photographic Print Processes Represented in the Prints and Photographs Division

Descriptions and examples of photographic processes represented in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

IFLA Principles for the care and handling of library materials

General introduction to the care and handling of library materials including photographs and films.

The Rivista di Studi di Fotografia (RSF)

The Rivista di Studi di Fotografia (RSF) is the six-monthly scientific peer-reviewed journal put out by the Società Italiana di Studi di Fotografia (SISF). It publishes articles on research and studies into photography, both historical and contemporary; articles on sources and the custodianship of photographs; reviews of books, events and exhibitions of particular importance to the development of study in this field.

The British Library, Preservation Advisory Centre - Photographic material

Brochure describing the most common historical photographic processes, outlines the causes of deterioration and provides guidance on good conservation practices.

The Library of Congress – Collections care > Photographs

Guidelines on the identification, treatment and preservation of photographs.