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...

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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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Conserving old photos using expert preservationists

Conserving old photos using expert preservationists

Conservation is different from digital restoration.   Conserving old photos and conservation is the stabilization and preservation of existing photos or documents, to prevent further damage and slow or halt the degradation process. With conserving old photos is it...

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Photo restoration course fixing stained colour and damage

Photo restoration course fixing stained colour and damage

Want to learn the photo restoration craft? My new in-depth course should help you. The course "Photo restoration course fixing stained colour and damage" is now live. Some of the transcript and introduction are below so you can get a feel for what is involved. "Old...

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Early photos from the London to Brighton cycle ride 1920’s

Early photos from the London to Brighton cycle ride 1920’s

The London to Brighton is a historic cycle race well known today. The race was made official in 1976. Its beginnings date back to February 17th 1869. Information surrounding the event is quite scarce and not easy to find.  What I have learned I have written below. The...

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Processing RAW photos for different moods

Processing RAW photos for different moods

RAW - a format used by many digital camera manufacturers to capture a "digital negative". The RAW contains all the information for the image to be processed into a usable format like JPEG. The beauty of the RAW is that you can...

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