Nowadays, anyone can take pictures of anything. You simply grab your mobile phone and just add it to your photo library. As far as that’s concerned, photos have lost their value, as a result. It used to be very different. Many elderly people are lucky if they have one or maybe a few pictures of their younger self, or their family. Taking pictures back then wasn’t as normal or as easy as it is now. That’s why Ted (34) from Alabama took it upon himself to give these old family heirlooms a chance at life.
Because old snapshots sometimes last for more than 70 years, time tends to affect them considerably. This passing of time, unfortunately, results in the creation of creases, folds, scratches or cracks. And this has often not done these precious black and white pictures any good, as is clearly visible in the second image below.
Fortunately, there are also more and more techniques available to restore these pictures back to their original state, or even make them better than they once were. With the use of program’s like Photoshop, we are able to reverse the wear and tear of many years and give these old memorable pictures a much deserved chance of a second viewing.
The photo of this sailor has suffered a lot. It has seen several wallets and trouser pockets, causing creases and a loss of color. There were also stains on the old black and white picture, which made it lose it’s vibrance. By scanning the picture and using a number of repair techniques, the following result has been achieved:
The photo has been patched up enormously and has even been given color, lifting the old photo into the modern age. It is a beautiful memento of the man who died at a young age during a mission. The picture was given back to his family and they were overjoyed, because this photo was the only memory that his family had of him…