fallfaceforward 4:24pm, 15 May 2008
my friend had a framed photo that fell, the glass shattered, and water poured on it causing a small, probably quarter sized, piece of the glass to become attached to the photo.
what can she do toremove the glass without ripping or damaging the picture?

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NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
depending on the print type, old or new(digital), soak it in room temp water for an hour or so, then give it a try. The print was originally in a water bath when it produced (if not digital).
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
so do this only if the print is not digital correct?
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Only if the print was made on "regular" photographic paper and processed with chemicals.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I would have to guess that even if she gets it lifted from the glass, some of it will stick. Is it a pic that she can reprint?
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
it's one of those pics from like a fair where they dress you up in old western clothes and give you a gritty brown-tinted print.
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HBRstudios Posted 10 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 10 years ago
Hmmm, probably ink-jet printed, then (or some other non-chemical process.)
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
How old is the image, anyway?
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
oh i think just a year or two
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Yeah, probably not good to soak it.
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
okay so any other suggestions?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
maybe try heating it up a little? Like leaving it in the sun for a hour and seeing if the glass will peal off with little damage? Or a hair dryer?
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Can you post a picture of this? I want to see how large the damaged are is. It may be an easy "scan" and "photoshop" fix if it indeed does leave a bit on the glass.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Howz about getting is scanned with the glass attached and retouching it later. Just a thought.
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