I have used a professional restoration service, a family member who has talents and myself, in order to correct/fix these photos.
For the very simple ones my own talents with Microsoft Office 2010 Photo Editor work fine. I even use Paint and Photo Shop Elements for some repairs.
However, when it comes to the tough jobs I have to ask for help.
I used a professional service here in San Diego and was extremely happy with the results. This is an owner operated business called Hartworks Photo Restoration & Graphic Design. Please click on the link to be taken to his site at www.hartworks.net
Here are examples of his work:
To say I was pleased goes without saying. These are old photos and the third is a tintype. These are direct line ancestors and having these photographs of them is wonderful. Being able to actually see the people in the photographs, even better.
The other person I have asked to help me with photographs is my brother, John. He does not restore photos professionally, but he is quite good at it and he enjoys it.
Here is an example of one he did just this past week for me. I needed to include this photograph in my recent Amanuensis Monday blog post and he really helped me out. Thanks John!
Quite an improvement.
Please tell me about any of your experiences with photo restoration.
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