Many people have old photographs in albums, boxes, etc. that are fading and deteriorating. The paper itself will ultimately crumble into dust. Often the negatives are gone, and even if they are not, they are deteriorating too. The younger folks reading this won't relate as much, but should realize that this is still the case for any photographs of any parents older parents. Digital cameras have only been around for a few decades now. So assuming there are images from before this time period that are important to you, it should be a priority to get these not only scanned into digital format, but edited with retouching and other techniques that will help to somewhat restore or otherwise improve the image before saving into a digital format that can be backed up, duplicated and used for prints, etc. forever.
Understandably, you probably never thought of hiring your friendly local freelance web developer to do this for you. Well that's why I'm writing this post. Editing photographs and images is one particular skillset that is frequently needed in design and development. Yet even though most firms would have the skills to do this, it's not something they would offer or even be interested in doing for you. But because I'm a freelancer, I can help you.
So don't wait any longer. There is a point of no return so-to-speak, but even before that, the better the photograph or negative is to begin with, the better the final result. There's only so much that can be done once the image quality degrades. So contact me right now before it's out of mind. Otherwise, the next time you think about it, it may be too late.