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How do you crop Transparencies?

francisg Plus
12 705 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2006 8:41AM
I have a few transparencies in my Stock, some of wich would benifit from some sort of mask to crop the image. Can anyone please tell me what do I use to do it? Is there such a thing as Masking tape? and If so where do I get it? Thanks for any offers of help.


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18 Feb 2006 9:00AM

Kitchen foil. Fold over to make a nice clean edge and use this to mask your slides. Works a treat. Doesn't matter which side you mask from - works just fine either way.

Cheers, Ian.
stevenb Plus
13 260 6 England
18 Feb 2006 10:17AM
Frank , Ian as discribed how to do it perfectly.
Whast ever you do do not use any type of sticky tape.

ziggy Plus
14 194 England
18 Feb 2006 10:20AM
Alternatively GePe used to make masks which you include when sandwiching your transparancy
francisg Plus
12 705 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2006 12:01PM
Thanks for your advice. Just one more thing on the use of Foil .How is it held in place during projection?

Thanks Frank
18 Feb 2006 12:43PM
You open up the mount, insert the foil and reclose the mount.

francisg Plus
12 705 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2006 12:49PM
Thanks Chris for that. Just that not having cropped Slides before I was not sure if there was any special procedure to it.


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