Many negatives are damaged beyond repair. The good news is that I just acquired a color negative scanner, so I am going to begin to scan the negatives. It's a tedious process and it'll take some time. But at least I'll be able to save a good share of the images.
Above is a negative I just scanned at 4,800 dpi. I shot the picture at a military parade in Havana in December 1994. It's a large file, as are most of the photos on this blog. That way, if anyone wants to print a photo or use it as computer wallpaper, it looks better. (Apologies to those who don't have fast connection speeds).