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photo restoration

lizbit2 Avatar
lizbit2 16 2
17 Jul 2007 12:25PM
Please help. i have just joined the forum and i would like to find out about photo restoration. I know a little bit about it, what i have taught myself, but i have spent the past year trying to find a course or somewhere i can learn more about this as i would like to do it professionally as a career. I live in nuneaton and have found it extremely difficult to find anything on this topic. can anyone advise me on where i can learn more as a career option. i am getting very frustrated.
dougv Avatar
dougv 19 8.4k 3 England
17 Jul 2007 12:41PM
Hi Elizabeth.
Welcome to ePHOTOzine.
Well it is a bit of a specialist area, but I do believe that one or two of the members restore old photos.
There is a a whole load of information about Photoshop and other software packages in the Techniques section.
I found this on photo restoration, so I hope it is of use to you.
If you need any help or advice, just ask in the Forums and I'm sure someone will be able to help.
Don't forget to upload some of your restored images to the Gallery for feedback.

Doug Smile
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witheye 17 190
17 Jul 2007 12:50PM
hi I sometimes use Rioxo
They have programmes that can
repair old photos pixel by pixel.
its a lot of work.
takes a good deal of time.
but results can be good.
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craigjs 16 1
26 Jul 2007 10:04PM
Dear Liz, the program of choice is Adobe Photoshop. Latest version is CS3 and quite pricey too. There is quite a steep learning curve understanding layers and masks etc but it is not that difficult. A good place to look is Katrin Eismann's site at Have a look at my website, I do it for a living.
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keithh Avatar
keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
26 Jul 2007 10:32PM
The usual way is to repair damaged shots and not damage perfectly good ones
ckristoff Avatar
ckristoff 19 994 Wales
26 Jul 2007 11:46PM

repairing images, pixel by pixel, is it easy to get confused and cause more damage?

joneswilliam Avatar
6 Jun 2019 12:23PM
Here are some benefits of getting old photos restored..

Preserving family history
Eliminating signs of wear and damage
Storing in digital format
Sharing with family and friends
Preserving the original image
Adding color
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miptog 18 3.6k 68 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2019 2:41PM
Creative Live ( Link Here have an advanced photo restoration course available on line at half price. The software being used is Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop seems to be the software of choice, as it offers advanced tools. However there may be other photo editing software which will do. If you just type "photo restoration" into Google (or you browser of choice) and select videos, there are numerous instruction guides on photo restoration technique. Suggest you look at these first, so that you get a better idea of what is entailed. Good luck.
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gaelldew 16 377 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2019 4:45PM
Bit behind with a 12 year old thread guys.


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