Subject: Re: Renovation of a photograph
On 21/01/2018 22:43, philo wrote:
> On 01/21/2018 03:30 PM, 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 grandchildren.
> Excellent advice.
> I agree. Fix it up a bit perhaps but do not over-do it.
> Some imperfections will help show the age.
> Were I doing it, I'd increase the contrast a bit and reduce the creases
> and that would be about it.
It's good to read that you are in agreement with Ken!
You have my permission to play with the image I've already posted should
you wish to do so.