Moisture can wreak havoc and destroy your photos. This guide is about separating photos that are stuck together.
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How do I save my photos, they are all stuck together?
By Amanda from Pittsburgh, PA
By Wilma Long10/02/2010
I read that if photos were stuck to glass to put them in the freezer for a little while, so would presume this might work here.
I would like to know if anyone knows a way I can separate my photos, they are stuck together, side by side.
This is good comment about it from yahoo answers:
If they are photographs, NOT INK JET/LASER prints, you should put them in a tray of water at about room temperature and let them soak for at least an hour. Remember true photo paper was designed to be processed in liquid chemistry! Once they have absorbed enough moisture they should separate very easily but the image will be soft and fragile so handle gently!
You could add "Photo Flo" (available at a photo stores that still sell chemical processing supplies) or a very small amount of plain dish detergent to the water. Once they have soaked they should separate easily, if they don't, DO NOT pull them apart! Add some warm water and let them continue to soak until they have absorbed enough moisture to separate easily.
Dry the images by laying them FACE UP on a soft towel laid on a table or wire rack or suspend them from a string using PLASTIC clothes pins. The pictures may curl up while they are drying but the curl can be removed after they are completely dry by uncurling them and placing a heavy book or other weight on top pf them.
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I have 2 photos stuck together. How do I get them unstuck? I've tried freezing them and that didn't work. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheryl from Missouri
By Joyce wis
I put the photos stuck together in the sink and turned the water on hot. After the water was nice and warm I soaked them in the water for about 5 minutes. I went back and just pulled the pictures apart under water. They curl, but don't stick them together again, or in anything else. I put mine in a book to flatten them and then the pages transfered on the pictures. I had to repeat, but let them dry curled or not, and separately. Once they are dry (completely), you can put them under a heavy surface, such as a heavy book, bricks etc. to regain their shape. (02/25/2006)
How can I separate pictures stuck together without damaging them?
Yvette from Tyler, Texas
How do you separate pictures that were stuck together by something?
Debra from Crescent City, FL
I have two photos that were stuck together when they were in a fire. How do I get these unstuck saving the image on the second picture?
Annette from Los Angeles, CA
By Sarah from UK
Please help me get my photos un-stuck. I have them soaking in water right now, they are not separating very nicely.
By Laura from Eagle Mountain, UT
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