Consumer Photo Retouching Examples
Old photos are like endangered animals. Once gone they can never be replaced.
Preventing the kind of damage you see below is the most cost effective. The effects of chemicals in scrapbooks, albums and framing, as well as air pollution, body oils, sunlight, decoupage, and other hazards can destroy them over time. Store them properly and if you want to give copies to others or use them for creative displays, please make copies and keep the originals in storage.
A very common problem, family photos in very bad shape. The term for these photos on card stock are Cabinet Cards and you can actually date them from the style of the card.
This restoration involved a high quality scan and reference photos of the individuals. It helps to have experience in portraiture when you need to rebuild large portions of peoples faces. The final image was output to 8x10 photographic film as well as large format digital prints.
Photo of my parents taken at a friends house while mom was pregnant with me. Cleaned up and colorized.
Even professional photos don't always come out the way clients wish... especially group photos.
The these two children were killed in an auto accident. The parents wanted a photo of them together,
Some retouching projects are more challenging than others...
The enhancement resulted in proving the authenticity of existing works and
Public display of historical materials has its drawbacks.
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