When many people consider photo restoration it is because they have photos that have been damaged. The fact is, there are many photos that could benefit from photo restoration procedures even though there are no visible tears or creases. There are many ways that a qualified photo professional can help add life to your photographs.
Older photos are especially good candidates for a quality photo restoration procedure. One of the problems with old photo technology is that the chemicals used to develop the photographs continue to react to the light long after the original photo was developed. Over the years the photos will become discolored or faded, and many of the details in the image are lost. The photo that was taken to capture a moment in time becomes lifeless, and loses much of the special feeling it once had.
The great news is, the fading and discoloration can be reversed. In fact, with many of the enhancements that are available, you can make the restored photo even better than the original was. There are many different things that can be done to make the image even more memorable.
For instance, If your original photo was in black and white, you can have the photo colorized, so those dull, outdated images will be more vibrant and alive. Another technique that has gained in popularity is to keep the photo in its original black and white, and only colorizing certain features that you want to emphasize. For instance, a picture of the bride could be black and white, while her corsage is converted to vibrant colors.
Another procedure to consider is to have unwanted elements or images removed from a photo. You could have a beautiful picture of a loved one standing on the beach with an unsightly “No Swimming” sign marring the image. You could have the sign digitally removed from the photo, leaving a photo that you would be happy to show to your friends and family.
The best part about having your photos restored is that any of the procedures that are available will not put your original photos at risk. You photographs are converted to digital images that can be worked on safely. If there are changes that you do not like, changes can be made to the digital image, while your original photo is left untouched.
You could have photo restoration done on your own photos, or you might consider having it done for a loved one for a birthday or anniversary gift. It is a very personal gift that will be remembered long after the typical gifts are stored away and forgotten. It is a great way to let your loved one know that you put real thought into your gift. And that is always appreciated.