Image Restoration

My dear friend Kalvin sent a scan of this lovely photograph of his parents. Shot in 1941, the original hand-tinted black and white photo had lost a bit of its original color over the years.

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The restoration turned out to be a bit harder than I originally thought it would be. After the usual dust-spotting, I had a tough time deciding when I was actually done. I did not want to overdo it and cause it to look worse than it did all those years ago. I had to avoid the temptation to pump up the colors and contrast. Most of the work was done with PhotoShop’s Levels, Dodge and Color Replacement Tools.

I think it’s an improvement. I hope the results will satisfy Kalvin. That’s the main thing.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kalvin says:

    Beautiful job Jim. My family will be so pleased. Thank you so much.

  2. Cindy says:

    This is AMAZING! I had no idea you could do this kind of work.

  3. piredude says:

    Hey, Baby – thedude does it ALL!

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