Old Photo Restoration

May 31, 2013  •  3 Comments

 

Good Day!

Hope everybody had a great Memorial Day Weekend as we remembered those who served and died for our country and our freedom.

 

My father-in-law served in World War II and we had a memorial for him on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.  I was asked by the family to create a slideshow with photos of him.  In the process I scanned the old pictures that we located, some of those photos had seen better days, many were faded along with being torn, having creases, stains, etc. and with scanning it’s amazing the lint that will show up that you don’t notice when looking at the actual photo.  There was one of the polaroid’s that had something that had stuck to it and caused blotches that showed up more prominent with the scanning.  I work with the photos to try to correct as many of the issues that I could before creating the slideshow.  Here are a few of the original scans with the end result after my working on them.  I didn’t get rid of all the creases on the oldest ones but tried to take care of the main ones.

 

It was a fulfilling experience with the restoration of the photographs and creating the slideshow to honor my father-in-law

 

Here he is in his uniform, the photo had stains, tears, creases and had yellowed.

Duane_saluting

A photo during his service in the army, the photo was almost completely creased, I cleaned up the worst of them, removed an ink mark.

army.camp

 

This is showing him at work, the photo was faded and creased.

on.hi-lo

 

Here he looks as he is relaxing after work watching one of their seven children playing, this photo had lots of lint and creases.

in.chair

 

Here he is with their first granddaughter, this is the polaroid with the splotches.

Tina.in.tree

Here he is at hunt camp, the photo was badly faded and was shot with sun glare which caused limited contrast, making a dull photograph. 

with.Clare's.truck

 

If you are interested in having any photo restoration done, contact me to discuss.

Thank you for viewing and visiting my blog.  Have a great day!

~Bonnie Fiser

As always comments welcomed.


Comments

Bonnie Fiser(non-registered)
Thank you ladies, it's nice to hear what people think!
Cindy Golema(non-registered)
Excellent work. It appears you really know what you are doing. The corrections really make the pictures look fresh and new.
I plan to start preserving those photo albums soon and will see you at the next UAW potluck to set up a time for your advice and help.
Cindy(non-registered)
Hi, I could only see the first 3, but WOW they were amazing!!! Good job!
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