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damaged photo, any suggestions?
« on: Sunday 27 August 06 17:35 BST (UK) »
Hello

I have often browsed this forum and wondering if some one might advise me so I decided to join.

This photo looks as if it must have got damp at some time. What is the best way to remove the orange patch.

Jean

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 August 06 17:37 BST (UK) »
ooops silly me clicked the wrong button

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 August 06 18:10 BST (UK) »
Here is my attempt hope its ok.  :)

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 August 06 18:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Jean

I am unable to advise you on removing the stain from your actual photo but I am sure others will.

Here is a cleaned up version for now.

David
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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 August 06 19:14 BST (UK) »
One more for you
Please feel free to colour or improve for the benefit of the poster but an acknowledgement would be appreciated

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 August 06 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hello Euro and David

Thank you, thank you,  thank you.
I am amazed how quickly you have done it.

Now I can't decide which I like best but I will print each and see which is best once printed.

Thank you both.

Jean

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 August 06 22:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Jean  :)

I would advise you not to touch the original photo, it seems to be doing alright apart from the discolouration, and any attempt to interfere with it will probably cause irreparable harm.  Store it well, wrapped in a pH-neutral paper (note:  not buffered/alkaline!  pH must be 7.0 or slightly lower) or, if you live in a low-humidity area (say, below 60% on average) you could store it in a plastic sleeve (polypropylene or polyethylene).  That should keep the photo happy for a long time to come  :)

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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 August 06 23:56 BST (UK) »
Here's my attempt. One B&W, the other sorta sepia  ;D
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Re: damaged photo, any suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 28 August 06 17:14 BST (UK) »
Hello Prue and Di

To Prue, I shall certainly take your advice and not touch the original and thank you for the advise how to store photos.

To Di, thanks you so much. I have printed all of the them and will have a time deciding which is best.

Thank you all for your considerable efforts.

Jean