Mouldy wedding photos restored from old album

Mouldy wedding photos restored from old album

I got a call from a client who wanted their mouldy wedding photos restored. I didn't know they were mouldy but only "water damaged". When the UPS box arrived I opened it up and unpacked the album to a cloud of green mould. No joke! I rushed outside and took a moment...

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Atmosphere in old photos

Atmosphere in old photos

Atmosphere in old photos is not something you can add afterwards. This doesn't sound stupid? does it? The atmosphere in old photos would have been something that was captured at the time of the shutter press. Trying to retouch a photo that doesn't have an atmosphere...

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Scanning software for multiple images at once

Scanning software for multiple images at once

Vuescan Vs Canon IJ Scan utility. I unravel what works best in this video. Daily scanning can be a chore. Using an efficient scanning package can help streamline your workflow such as a Scanning software for multiple images at once. Vuescan is a premium scanner...

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The ethics of colourizing images

The ethics of colourizing images

Should we colourize images and what are the ethics of colourizing images? I discuss with you these topics and more in this blog post. Firstly we can all agree that History was not in black and white. People didn't live in a multitude of grey tones. There was plenty of...

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The difference a scan makes for photo restoration

The difference a scan makes for photo restoration

It is so tempting to whip out your phone and take a photo of your damaged picture and get it restored, simple right? Not exactly. Let us take a look at the issues that can occur when using a phone to take a photo of your image. We can also see the difference a scan...

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How to scan a 49 inch painting

How to scan a 49 inch painting

Scanning challenges come along once in a while and I wanted to share this one with you. How to scan a 49-inch painting. I was contacted by a client who wanted a scan of a painting. Not a photo but a scan! The painting was 49 x 39 inches and came in an 8-inch plaster...

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How to restore water damaged photos

How to restore water damaged photos

If exposed to floods you'll need to know how to restore water damaged photos, to save your precious photographic memories. In the event your house has been exposed to a flood or water disaster there are things you can do to help stop the water damage. After this is...

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A safer photo restoration website

A safer photo restoration website

Hi everyone. During the lull between blog posts there have been a few changes to the way your data is handled on the website. In a nutshell it is now safer than it has ever been. You may have noticed that the internet is encouraging websites to become fully secure so...

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Restoration of panorama school photos

Restoration of panorama school photos

It is quite frequent that Restoration of panorama school photos takes place here at photo restoration HQ.  They present many restoration challenges and many different types of damage. I came across this image the other day. I found it rolled up and not wanting to...

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Royal Flying Corps Egypt rare insight into Desert accidents

Royal Flying Corps Egypt rare insight into Desert accidents

This post looks at the Royal Flying Corps Egypt rare insight into Desert accidents. Life at the Royal Flying Corps Egypt training schools would have been close to the edge, on the ground or in the air, where everyone would have given their all. A grandfather of a...

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Colour references and accuracy when colouring old photos

Colour references and accuracy when colouring old photos

When colouring any photo we must use research to ensure what colours you add are accurate and in keeping with the period, location and time of year. Colour references and accuracy when colouring old photos is an essential part of a successful project. In a  railway...

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