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chance

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Mar 20 17 2:19 PM

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I was going through some boxes and found some old 8X10 glossy photos that are stuck together. Anyone know what to soak them in to get them apart? Stopbath? Water? Steam? I guess after many years moisture in the air attacked the emulsion welding them together.

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Mar 20 17 4:14 PM

I've used distilled water on some Katrina-damaged pictures.. Some separated nicely, others pulled the emulsion off of one photo.

The wisdom of the web says you can try freezing them. You might try one set and see how it works before soaking them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/spring-cleaning-unstick-photos_n_1400479.html

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Mar 20 17 4:54 PM

ktownson wrote:
I've used distilled water on some Katrina-damaged pictures.. Some separated nicely, others pulled the emulsion off of one photo.

The wisdom of the web says you can try freezing them. You might try one set and see how it works before soaking them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/spring-cleaning-unstick-photos_n_1400479.html

Thanks Kerry. I read that link and when it said to freeze them to remove moisture, I thought of when I bake tape to remove moisture, perhaps my dehydrator will work

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Mar 20 17 7:13 PM

Found some old negatives and 35 mm slides too. Can the negatives be scanned and reversed? Slides scanned and blown up without losing much definition?

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Mar 20 17 8:50 PM

Yes, with a good quality scanner like an Epson V750 photo scanner you can scan negatives and slides at a resolution that you can make very large prints.
Like in audio tape, 35mm really are not that great once you start looking at medium format negatives. But you can still get some beautiful results.

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Mar 20 17 9:36 PM

+1 on the Epson scanner. We bought one for my wife's digital archiving business some years ago. Unfortunately, the model we bought won't work with Windows 10 (no drivers supported beyond Windows XP). Luckily I found a healthy tower running XP so we're back in business. Scans transparencies and strips of negatives (while retaining individual file identities of each image), as well as photos. Very high resolution and very fast operation.

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