With the help of a nifty tool I got from Sally Jacobs, the Practical Archivist, last night I managed to ever-so-gently liberate my sister’s collection of autographed 8×10 glossy photographs from one of the dreaded sticky “magnetic” albums. We scorn these albums and warn people against them, but I think we should acknowledge that any effort to safeguard valuable photographs is commendable, even if misinformed. It’s up to people like us who make a hobby (or a career) of learning best practices to evangelize to friends and family, the ones who just need to get those photos taken care of. We need to give them better information, but more important, we need to give them easy solutions. I hope I can secure my sister’s collection and give her reproductions she can enjoy and share with friends.