Photo restoration has got to be one of the most advanced techniques of the last few decades, enabling old photographs to be digitally revitalised where years of storage have rendered them discoloured, faded and damp stained. The technique also allows old photographs to be tinted, sharpened, made in to collages, framed and these are just a few of the manipulations that can be applied.
I have been actively involved in photo restoration for a good many years now, using Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro as my main software applications. I have found that each of these programs has it's own merit, some differences between the two programs mean that a required specific effect determines which program I use. Here are a few examples of what can be achieved from an original print. Move your mouse over the images to see what effects have been applied.
This was the original photograph, move your mouse over the image to see how it looks when cleaned up.
This is the cleaned up photograph, move your mouse over the image to see this photo tinted.
This image was a scan taken from a Kodachrome slide which is now 30 years old. Not in the best of condition, colour cast and lost sharpness, but as you can see when you mouse over the image, it does clean up to a reasonable standard
Another nice effect, making the subject pop out from the background can make a nice alternative to a full colour image, mouse over for the effect.
These samples show only a very small range of effects that can be applied to images using image editing programs available today. Red Eye can be removed from most photos too.
Please email me any photograph/image you want restored and what you would like done to the image, to this address and I will mail you back, letting you know if your request is possible.
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