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How to remove photos

gibbo

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I have had a photo album given to me with some ancesters pictures in it. The album is one of those where you sit the picture on the sticky page and a film of plastic goes over the top of the photos. The photos were put into the album about 20 years ago and the album is falling apart. I would like to remove the photos and put them into a new one. They are stuck down pretty hard. Would anyone know how i can remove them off the sticky page without damaging them?

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i had same probs when did a memory lane album for a freind,if you get some of those craft knifes,sell in any hardware shop with a fairley long blade,and just slice the backing away ,then take em and get them scanned,they come out really well,regardless of the backing .had plenty of experience did about 60 a few weeks ago ,phew.
 

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Hi Gibbo
Glad to see you are awake ! welcome

I wonder if it is worth trying Nail varnish remover on a bud stick ( for cleaning ears out ) or white spirit very carefully on the actual page as opposed to the photo. As Steve says " try on one that is not important "

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Hi everyone

Thanks for the advice it is appriecated. I will have a practice on some later in the week and see how i go before i try the actual photos.

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Hi Gibbo,
I've just experimented with one of my own albums which match the description of yours.
I pulled back the plastic covering and the photo fell free. The stickyness on the page behind the photo had dried out, so the picture was free behind the plastic. I've done this on 4 photo's with the same result. My pictures were of no interest at all.
Again, try this on an unwanted picture first.

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Hi Gibbo,
I've just experimented with one of my own albums which match the description of yours.
I pulled back the plastic covering and the photo fell free. The stickyness on the page behind the photo had dried out, so the picture was free behind the plastic. I've done this on 4 photo's with the same result. My pictures were of no interest at all.
Again, try this on an unwanted picture first.

Steve.:)
Hi Steve
Some of the photos in my album had done as well but there are still about a dozen that wouldnt move, they are stuck hard. maybe there might have been more sticky stuff on them pages than others. Dont panic i will try it on unwanted photos first. Thank you for that.

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