There are several reasons why you might want to keep your film negatives:
- Quality: Film negatives contain all the information captured by the camera when the photograph was taken. When you print from a negative, you are able to produce prints with a higher level of detail and sharpness than you would be able to from a digital file or a print made from a digital file.
- Archival: Film negatives can last for a long time if they are stored properly. They are less susceptible to degradation than digital files, which can become corrupt or become incompatible with new software or hardware.
- Enlargements! If you want to Re-Scan the negative to make a larger printable image, you will need the negative to do that!
- Computer Crashes: computers can crash, get viruses, phone images can get lost or stolen (with all your images) Also digital files can get corrupted easily. Keep a backup or the negatives to make sure you never lose those memories!
- Historical value: Film negatives can be a record of important events or a way to document the history of a particular place or time. They can be a valuable resource for researchers or historians in the future.
- Personal value: Film negatives can have sentimental value and can be a way to preserve memories of loved ones or special occasions.
In general, it is a good idea to keep your film negatives as they can be a valuable resource for both personal and backup purposes.