Everyone has precious photos that they treasure. From old family members and friends, old school photos, weddings and holidays. With time, old photos can start to show their age, becoming faded, creased or damaged. As the interest in family history increases, more and more people are choosing to have their old photos restored and colourised, preserving them as digital images for their future generations to enjoy.
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Every picture is unique. A precious moment captured in time, whether it's a digital image from a wedding last month, a polariod print from a party in the seventies or a old sepia print from a hundred years ago.
You might have an unwanted waiter in the background of your wedding picture, an old polaroid print has that turned yellow, or a photo of your great grandparents that is damaged and faded. Fortunately, most of these problems can be rectified by photo restoration techniques, bringing your old treasured photos back to life.
Restoring a photograph is all about enhancing and improving the original image.
The starting point is your scanned digital image. The first step is to repair any type of visible physical damage to the photo, like creases, folds and tears. Followed by removing any sorts of blemishes like scratches, marks, spots and stains. The final stage is to maximise the appearance by adjusting elements like contrast and brightness, colour balance, reducing graininess and sharpening detail where possible. The colourisation of a black and white photo, if required, is then undertaken after the image is repaired.
Photowizard restoration services include
Repairing any visible physical damage to the photo
Repairing creases, folds, tears and torn-up photos
Restoring faded photographs
Restoring stratches, mould and liquid stains, spots
Adjusting colour balance and restoring the original colour
Creating missing or damaged sections of a photograph
Taking out or putting in elements of a picture, like people, unwanted bits of background like chairs and any unwanted clutter
Cutting out people and replacing the background.
The possibilities are endless
Colourisation is colouring an old black and white photograph to replicate the colour of the subject at the time the photograph was taken.
Selective colourisation is colourisation of a particular element, like people or cars leaving the rest of the image in black and white.