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After many years of wear from carrying in her wallet, a client asked me to restore this, the only photo she had of her brother. It was very badly damaged and extremely small, a ‘wallet’ sized print 1″ x 1.5″. Here it is greatly enlarged, followed by the final results. Not perfect, but very time consuming and it did have to meet the budget.
A typical old family photo, card mount. Damaged, faded, stained, uneven tone and cracked surface.
After restoration. This is a new print, the original print is scanned only.
Original print. The client requested a horizontal (landscape) print with a caption.
Background created on both sides. Pole and line removed, image optimized.
A nice automobile with a distracting background. I started with this image on a 4″x6″ print.
I added background content from my own files. The windshield and back window were challenging.
A family member was missing from this photo.
Fortunately, there was a print of the missing daughter in a similar light. Some manipulation of that image and then she was added to complete the family photo.