Restoring Damaged Aerial Photo

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Dorothy dropped off this aerial farm photo in severe need of photo repair. The top part of the photo had a liquid spilled over it giving this red stained look. I was able to remove all the marks and enhance the colour. The original photo was 5 x 7 inch in size, but was enlarged to A3 size without losing any detail.

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World War II Soldier Photo Enhancement

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Susan called to see me about having this photo copied and reproduced. It was a photo of her Grandfather, William Boyd, whom served in the Gordon Highlanders (Scotland) during World War II. The photo had suffered from the effects of “silvering out”. This is caused where silver oxides in the photo reach the surface and revert back to silver, hence the silvery reflection.

I was able to remove this effect in the photo, give it a sepia colour then print. Susan otherwise wanted the photo left in original condition with minor marks and scratches.

William Boyd immigrated to New Zealand in 1952, working in the woolen mills of Onehunga. He died 12 years ago aged 91.

Fixing and Enlarging Photo Print

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Jo Walker came to see me about having this 70s photo scanned, enhanced and then enlarged. Her mother, seen bottom left holding the boy, has fading eyesight, and Jo wanted to know if I was able to make it bigger. I said no problem, the original photo was clear enough to enlarge.

Jo provided me with a new picture frame, allowing me to enlarge the photo to the correct dimensions. The photo was scanned, marks and redeye removed, colours enhanceed then printed to a 16 x 22 inch size, with excellent clarity. When Jo saw the final print mounted she was overjoyed with what she sure. I was going to make her mother very happy!