Sydney Fader
Sydney Fader asked:

How come in hogwarts the people in the paintings can move to different frames, but in this book when they have the painting of one of the Blacks(I cant remember which) harry asks if he can speak to dumbledore but Black says you can only move into a frame which you are painted in or a picture was takin of you?

Cole T The paintings in the castle can move freely from one to the next. The can only move outside of the castle if they have another portrait of themselves somewhere else. Phineas Nigellus Black has a portrait in the headmasters study of Hogwarts as well as one in the Black's family home so he can move from one to the next. Since the frame that Harry has with him is outside of Hogwarts and belongs solely to Phineas Black the portrait of Dumbledore cannot be brought into it
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