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Advice please: tightly scrolled old photo, want to scan.
« on: Saturday 09 November 13 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,

I have a few photos left by my Dad, dating back to his University days in the 1950s which I'd like to scan but I don't want to damage them by doing so.

The photos are of a whole Faculty year group and therefore very large - especially long, about 24" long, and 7-8" high. 

But the real issue is that it's been scrolled up and stored in a tube about 1" diameter - so quite tightly.

I'd love to make good quality scans of them & happy to do so in sections and stitch later on. But having got them out previously, they are quite fragile and could easily break into several sections.

Can anyone recommend a way I could make them less brittle and therefore easier to handle?

Would it be ultimately, trying to store them flat somehow?

Thanks

John
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Re: Advice please: tightly scrolled old photo, want to scan.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 November 13 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jayuu,

You can find a good tutorial here .... But remember - It is a risk.

Good luck

http://www.thefamilycurator.com/home/2013/7/9/photo-tutorial-how-to-relax-and-rehumidify-old-rolled-photog.html#.Un6EjHC8Ck8

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Re: Advice please: tightly scrolled old photo, want to scan.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 November 13 19:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jayuu,

You can find a good tutorial here .... But remember - It is a risk.

Good luck

http://www.thefamilycurator.com/home/2013/7/9/photo-tutorial-how-to-relax-and-rehumidify-old-rolled-photog.html#.Un6EjHC8Ck8

Steve

Many thanks Steve, I'll look into that.

John
WALSH - Ireland
CRINGLE - Liverpool, Isle of Man, Ireland
TYRER - Liverpool & Chesterfield
STAUNTON - Liverpool & Co. Mayo, Ireland
MORRISON - Liverpool & Co. Mayo, Ireland
KÖNIG - Turn-Teplice, Czech Rep.
POSPICHIL - Turn-Teplice, Czech Rep. & Sarajevo, Croatia
HEPBURN - Blackpool & Fylde, LANCS
ROSS - Blackpool & Fylde, LANCS
HESSELDEN - Sheffield, YORKS