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A question regarding saving pictures

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 WhatsRight (original poster member #35417) posted at 3:11 AM on Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Ok, I’m older than most of you I imagine, and most of my pictures are the old kind…prints…the kind you hold in your hand - not on your phone. (You may have read about them. 😊)

Anyway, I am in the process of putting photo albums together for my boys. So I am going through these thousands of photos. Today, I found that many of them are actually stuck together. 😢

I was wondering if any of you know a trick of how to separate them without damaging them?

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BraveSirRobin ( member #69242) posted at 1:07 PM on Sunday, May 21st, 2023

I have read that you can soak them in distilled water to soften the surface and peel them apart. They're likely to curl terribly as they dry, but at least you can flatten them out on a scanner bed and capture the image. You might even try scanning while they're still damp. If you attempt this, I'd start with some lower value pictures first and see how it goes.

I feel your pain. I borrowed one of a family member's photos from her wedding album and put it in a frame to display at another family member's wedding. By the time I got around to taking it back out, it had stuck to the glass. I tried to peel it off and saw that it was being damaged, so now it's in the frame permanently. At least she can still look at it, but there's a gap in her album. She took the news much better than I would have!

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