Apart from my "memories" theory above, I'd agree that there is definitely a real color changes and fading in some of my Gramps and Dads slides from the 1960's and 70's. Kodachrome seems to have survived with little change (all Kodachrome processing in the UK was at that time by the Kodak factory). Ektachromes are variable, but those processed by Kodak look good (they had a factory service then, through local photo dealers).
Originally Posted by DWThomas
Agfa and some unknown film (maybe GAF or Ansco?) have faded, while some professionally made souvenir sets have all faded to a dull pink. The latter say "printed on Kodak film", presumably Eastman movie print film which was notorious for this.
I've not tried much scanning from their color negs, dating from about 1970 onwards. But allowing for the greater improvements in color neg since then, the few which I have scanned produce results similar to the original optical prints, where I still have these to compare.
Black and white prints from the 1930's and 40's look like the day they were taken.
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