RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Oxidation to photo

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 10-04-2006, 12:52 PM
Steve Conway's Avatar
Steve Conway Steve Conway is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,272
Re: Oxidation to photo

Don't know if this is appropriate or not, but sometimes a sketch can be another way to cover blemishes in older photos.

Steve
Attached Images
File Type: jpg aa old pic32.jpg (99.5 KB, 60 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #12  
Old 10-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Joramilea Joramilea is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 8
Re: Oxidation to photo

That is so cool steve. Never thought of using an art filter on the picture. Very creative!
Reply With Quote top
  #13  
Old 10-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Steve Conway's Avatar
Steve Conway Steve Conway is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,272
Re: Oxidation to photo

It was a pleasure to work with this image.

She truly was a very attractive lady. I can understand why you want to preserve this photo.

Steve

Steve
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joramilea
That is so cool steve. Never thought of using an art filter on the picture. Very creative!
Reply With Quote top
  #14  
Old 10-04-2006, 10:12 PM
dkcoats dkcoats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The frozen North
Posts: 519
Re: Oxidation to photo

I couldn't resist colorizing her, either. (It's a nice photograph of a lovely young woman and I need the practice, so what the heck.)

dc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg color_grandma.jpg (98.8 KB, 65 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #15  
Old 10-24-2006, 11:24 AM
jaxk jaxk is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: J1bM25UK
Posts: 13
Re: Oxidation to photo

As a new member I am amazed at the results achieved with digitally enhancing old photo's with PhotoShop ,Paint shop etc.,
Sometimes however the old tried and tested manual methods come out better and some times quicker.
This photos as suggested at first is discoloured because of imperfect fixing in the photo development stage.
The colour is in fact metallic silver that had oxidized'
The way to sort this is to take some metal/silver/jewellery polish on a cotton bud, work a small section let it dry and polish off.

A heavily cracked photo can be healed by soaking in lukewarm water then laying the back down on an absorbent cloth cover the face with grease proof paper and run a warm iron set to a low warm setting over it.

In each case scan and save the image in its original form first as a safety measure.
Then when the above operations are complete finalize by scanning and retouching the 'healed' version.
Reply With Quote top
  #16  
Old 10-25-2006, 09:00 AM
Joramilea Joramilea is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 8
Re: Oxidation to photo

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxk
This photos as suggested at first is discoloured because of imperfect fixing in the photo development stage.
The colour is in fact metallic silver that had oxidized'
The way to sort this is to take some metal/silver/jewellery polish on a cotton bud, work a small section let it dry and polish off.
The only problem is I don't have the origional. It was scanned by my husband and his brother with a bunch of other pictures while they were in MO for the funeral of this lovely lady. Due to family problems between the sisters I will probly never get the origional like my mother in-law had hoped.
Reply With Quote top
  #17  
Old 10-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Oxidation to photo

jaxk,

those are good suggestions and i assume they work due to the results that someone said they got when you posted the oxidation one in another thread and they tried it. in fact, i put a link to that thread in the library so it wouldnt get 'lost in the shuffle'.

i would love to hear of any other physical means of restoring photos you, or anyone else, might know. this forum is for restoring and that doesnt mean just digital restores. we've had a number of photos from OPR, for instance, where folks are trying to restore flood damaged images from hurricane Katrina and i have to wonder if some of those wouldnt have been better handled by physical means first and then digital. things like cleaning mud and water damage on the physical print, removing dust before scanning, separating images that have become stuck together and so on would all be welcome here.
Reply With Quote top
  #18  
Old 10-25-2006, 02:29 PM
jaxk jaxk is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: J1bM25UK
Posts: 13
Re: Oxidation to photo

Thank you for that Craig
There are indeed many ways photos can be manipulated manually to bring a measure of health to them -I avoid the word restore - one seldom can get 100%
I shall describe some I have tried from time to time.
First do make a scan as a back up of the item in its damaged state- you can't win 'em all.

Dirt ingrained prints
A print is an emulsion of silver or Chloro Bromide in a gelatin base.When made wet the gelatin swells, becomes soft and is easily physically damaged or has dirt engrained into it.For this try the following make a bath of lukewarm water with a spot of detergent [ very weak wash up liquid] lay the print in it completely immersed and let it soak whilst under water try to ease away the dirt with a very soft brush[Herself's best make up brush perhaps] do not be vigorous, very gently, when you have done lay it back down on a towel to absorb most of the moisture and let it dry naturally.

I'll come back from time to time with other hints and tips

If there is a collection of photos , be prepared to sacrifice one or two to experimentation and gaining individual skills.
Good luck.
Reply With Quote top
  #19  
Old 10-25-2006, 08:44 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Oxidation to photo

jaxk,

i made a new thread here in the restoration forum for posting physical solutions to fixing, repairing and restoring. i'd be happy if you'd post some of your knowledge there. it's a 'sticky' thread up at the top of the restoration forum. we are always have folks looking for how to remove photos from glass, how to clean old photos, how to separate photos stuck to each other and so on. a repository of these solutions would be useful.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My New Photo Restoration Business Gerry Monaghan Work/Jobs 21 12-18-2009 11:28 AM
Quality Photo Retouching @ Good Rate radixindia Classifieds 0 10-04-2007 02:16 PM
Scanning an 18"x13" photo in Edmonton, AB smiley guy Input/Output/Workflow 6 11-05-2005 10:31 AM
Photo Restoration & Manipulation Experts Needed... Emy Classifieds 22 11-02-2005 02:38 PM
Just the photo, not the background Bluewater Photo Compositing 5 02-20-2004 09:32 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved