Client request: "Do whatever you can to salvage this one!"
great-great-grandparents, great-great-uncle, and old home in Nebraska were practically
lost to time in this shot. I'm very pleased with the results.
I attempted a closer version and got facial features that are actually pretty clear
that he could pretty much see their faces for the first time..
I can actually see Great-Grandpa's resemblance to Ken!
Client request: "Can you heal my only 1959 baby picture? It's torn, faded, and wrinkled!"
This one was challenging! But the results were great -- even colorized!
Client request: "Can you fix this 1966 shot of my cousin playing basketball? It's one of our only shots of him."
With a little research on Lincoln and Hoover
High's school colors, we not only fixed the tear and the scrape,
we made this shot look even better than it did in 1966!
Client request: "Bring back to life this lovely, damaged shot of my Mom in the 1940s!"
So much damage here!
here's both a zoom so you can see what I was working with up
close and the full shot.
And while I was at it, let's get rid of the power lines so she has a nicer yard!
Client request: "Can you bring back this sun-damaged family picture from 1973?"
There wasn't much left of the girl in the middle, so I had my doubts, but check out the results!
And mouse-over it to see how we've just started to look at colorizing on this one...
Client request: "This 1930s picture is stuck to the glass, which is cracked and then got wet!"
Sure. In four steps:
From just awful in the frame...
...to the scan, complete with broken glass...
... to a great black-and-white restoration...
...and then the optional fun of color...
Client request: "Dad loves this little shot of Mom in 1955, but it's SO worn out!"
I recommended a zoom-in to maximize her face and minimize the damaged part.
Note that we chose to add
barely a HINT of color to the eyes and lips to make them pop...without
Client request: "What can you do with Grandma and my mom as a little girl?"
With a more flattering crop, removing haze, and correcting damage spots, we yielded a great sepia tone print. But then we decided to try for a light colorization so it`d feel like faded color instead of b/w.
Just a matter of personal taste which you prefer, but the third one sure feels more alive with color!
Mouse over the middle one to see the color pop!
Client request: "Can you make Dad`s favorite shot of him in 1975 look even better?"
Without changing on him, removing haze, a strange clothes line, and a few damage spots yielded a great sepia tone print. But then we decided to try for a light colorization so it`d feel like faded color instead of b/w.
Just a matter of personal taste which you prefer, but the third one sure feels more real with color!
Mouse over all three to see it in stages of development.
Client request: "I found this 20 year old negative and want the digital positive."
Actually, I'm the client in this case, cleaning out an old cabinet.
The results aren't amazing, but considering I was starting with an old scratchy negative less than 1" x 1",
the outcome isn't too shabby and I didn't have to have it printed first.
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