Select the photos you would like to display. Load the printer with transparent acetate sheet. We used Polycopy film and a laser printer; for an inkjet printer you should use Folex inkjet clear sheets.
If the photos are digital files, create a contact sheet using the photography program on your computer and send it to the printer. For print photos, place them directly on the platen glass of the photocopier and print. Be as haphazard or neat as you like with the arrangement.
If your lightbox has mounts you could use them to hold your acetate sheet; or do as we did and stick the acetate to the platen surface with Sellotape Photo Dots or Sticky Dots. You could also use old slides on the lightbox.
Hang your lightbox – it will have mounts on the back – on the wall with a strong picture hook.
Note: slides and film negatives. Old-fashioned film slides and negatives can be turned into digital files. You can buy a special slide/negative scanner – the Qpix Combo Scanner – at Officeworks. It costs $179 but is the perfect way to keep all those family photos forever.