What can you do if your photo is sticking to the glass?
The digital photo restoration process will restore a photo stuck to glass and repair any damage caused.
But if your lucky you may be able to remove a photo stuck to glass
photograph has any mold damage do not soak it in water because it
can break down the image in those areas. Different print types. The
1930 date is a good one to start with. These are very sensitive to
water and may just wash away when they get wet so these are not
good to wet. Use Q-tips and a little bit of water in small areas to
test to see if it will cause the emulsion to come off or staining
on older prints like the 1935 era. Some times the photograph will
be completely lost and that is a risk one will have to take when
trying to remove a photo stuck to glass.
Resin-coated paper (RC paper)
these prints are a little easier to work with the print can simply be hung with a clothespin in a dust free environment for drying or use a hair dryer on low heat and dry on both sides I have done this many times and is a lot faster that waiting for the prints to dry. Photo-flo allows the print to dry spot free (the primary reason for it's use).
Fiber based prints
which is what many older black and white prints are, the print should be put between clean blotting type paper with weight on it to dry, and not hung like the RC print because it will curl like crazy. Photos stuck to glass or photos stuck to photos is one of the hardest things to deal with. When Water damaged photo emulsions stick to each other they become unseperateable.
The buttom line here is yes you can remove photos stuck to glass only when they are still wet. But If they are dry in doing so may do more damage than you want.
The best way to restore a damaged photo is to digitally restore.
If you need to restore a photo stuck to glass .
Contact Us we will be happy to do the photo restoration work for you.
If you decide to follow these guidelines to remove a photo stuck to glass Brians Gallery assumes no responsibility or liability for any treatment or damage to photos you may do.