I wanted a spot where I could explain a little
about digital photo restoration and if possible offer tips. If you
want detailed answers about how to do something - you'll probably
need to write me and ask. If you'd like a good reference, I'd highly
recommend <insert book title here>.
While all scanners come with photo editing software,
if you are serious about restoring old photos - you'll need to get
yourself a copy of Adobe PhotoShop. It is professional grade software,
so it is expensive and has a steep learning curve. There are many
books that can give you the basics though. PhotoShop is far
more powerful than anything that comes bundled with digital cameras
and scanners. Depending on how much damage you are trying to restore,
PhotoShop Elements may be able to do a lot of what you need.
Below you will see a before and after series. This
is typical of the kind of results than can be achieved once you are
comfortable with the software.
The images at the top are small - these close
ups should provide a little more detail at the work that can
While it is virtually impossible to get rid
of all the scars and marks of time, most images can be brought
back to a high quality state with little trace of digital editing.
The folds and creases are actually the easy
thing to remove. It is the stains and discolorations that are
hard to eliminate, especially the ones on skin and facial features.
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