How To Restore Your Photos And Store Them Properly
If you have some photos from a long time back, then you certainly want to make sure that you can restore them to their old glory as much as you can. Maybe they are some photos of your parents or grandparents or a relative or just someone that you admire. Maybe the photo is of someone famous from a long time back or it is just a picture of a place that you love and the old photo is some sort of piece of art. Whatever the case may be, you will find that with some skill and patience, you can restore almost any photo. The difference with how well you can restore, will depend on some factors. Don’t expect that you will be able to fix any problem that your old photo may have. In fact, some will not be repairable at all, but you can still salvage what remains of them and at least freeze the moment in the past to at least have something that can help you remember the moment of the past that was captured in the photo. Therefore, without further ado, let’s get to the crux of the matter.
A good place to start with any restoration is to simply make sure that you can at least capture the image digitally. If you can capture the image digitally in the state that the photo is in, then whether you can repair the photo or not, you will be able to have some form of it either way. Sometimes, a better option that trying to restore old photos manually is to restore them digitally and then to reprint them once again. If done right, this option can actually work quite well and the best part is that you can reproduce the image several times and in different formats or tweaks to the image. For example, you could easily recolor an old photo that did not have color in the first place, or you could, restore areas of the image that were damaged by cloning other parts of the image so that the end result is a consistent image that looks as close to the original as possible.
If you manage to restore the photos, then one thing that you want to make sure that you do is to store the photos better than they were stored before. These days, we know much better than to leave a photo lying around and exposed to the element, knowing that it will easily get damaged. In essence, what you want to do is to make sure that you store the photo well in an environment that is safe from elements like heat, moisture dust and so on. A good alternative to explore is to create digital copies of the image and then have those on display and then store the originals in an archive that is designed to protect the photos. You should certainly explore this option the next time that you use a picture restoration service to get back pictures that you could easily have lost forever.