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Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Favorite Restoration Projects

View Poll Results: What is your favorite type of restoration to do?
Bringing back faded photos 12 16.90%
Removing scratches 8 11.27%
Removing color casts 2 2.82%
Piecing a torn photo back together 8 11.27%
Filling in a missing portion 5 7.04%
Water Damaged Photos 1 1.41%
Burnt Photos 1 1.41%
Restoring Documents 0 0%
Other type not mentioned here 8 11.27%
I don't have a favorite 26 36.62%
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:02 AM
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Smile My thinking in this work is... remain true to the original and to make the owner of the photo happy. I don't try to re-invent the photo artistically or apply my own vision to it. I just try to make it look as if it once was. Thank you.
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:16 PM
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I call myself 'details-aholic' ... whenever I get even the faintest 'scent' of details I just put my nose to the ground (well ... on my monitor ) and turn into a bloodhound ....

Like Joe, I like to
... remain true to the original and to make the owner of the photo happy. I don't try to re-invent the photo artistically or apply my own vision to it. I just try to make it look as if it once was
.... I also like to remove colours casts and, generally, restore the 'original' colour as much as possible.

I also like piecing a torn photo back together and, like Gary, I like
...the warm glow that comes from overcoming a series of apparently insurmountable difficulties.
P.S. .... Bill and Jason ... I had a look at your work .... Simply fantastic .... Bill, I just love your colouring!!!!

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Old 01-23-2006, 02:28 PM
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background changes

Like JayNads, I really get a kick out of doing a total background makeover on photos like "grandma (insert eastern european name here)'s wedding photo where if you look through the window behind the couple, you could see the kitchen folks butchering the pig in the backyard" kind of thing.
But there are times when I prefer to stick to reality and just do my best to restore a photo as true to it's original as I possibly can.
I also love fixing torn and scratched photos.
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