Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
On 21/01/2018 21:30, Ken Hart wrote:
> On 01/21/2018 01:10 PM, David B. wrote:
>> My elderly sister managed to send me a photograph today of our
>> grandfather. It was taken before he was killed during the first World
>> Here is a copy of same:- https://imgur.com/a/7XRdW
>> How best can the image be improved?
> First, scan it with a flatbed scanner rather than photographing it, so
> you won't have the shadows.
> Second, those creases may show up less depending on which way you turn
> the photo in the scanner, so try four scans rotating the photo a
> quarter-turn for each one. Pick the best.
> Third, I've seen much worse photos than this one. You are lucky to have
> one that has held up so well. Convert it to black and white, increase
> the contrast just a bit, and use cloning to get rid of the creases. Or
> just leave it as is- it's an old photo, let it look old.
> Finally, make (or have made) good quality prints for both you and your
> sister. Go to an art supply store and get a low-acid envelope (or other
> container) for the original, and store it someplace safe for your
I appreciate your comments, Ken.