Photograph Restoration

The field of digital imaging is diverse, exciting and challenging. Diverse, because it is huge. Diverse because it follows the maxim: “If you can dream it, you can click it.” And what’s more? In the good old days, once the picture was clicked that was the end of manipulation with the subject, apart from the handful of tricks used by some developers and printers. The professional photographer had to be content with things like lighting, hues, sharpness and other parameters within the old world of photography.

Photograph restoration is one of the prime functions of digital imaging. It is a form of image manipulation that rectifies the various damages done to an image or photograph over a period of time. This form of digital imaging can extend the manipulation of the subject from the old print to the computer.

So, a digital darkroom – the computer – is really quite a miraculous aspect of digital image rectification. Take for instance, if the lighting in the original photograph is too low, then one can simply increase it on the scanned image with the use of the image editing software. One can actually play with aspects such as lighting, saturation, colors and much more.

One can remove subjects from the old photograph that needs to be restored, as well as add other subjects, or merge two old photographs into one. Also, over a period of time the print tends to fade and by the method of restoring the photo, it can be made to look as good new. All stains and marks can also be removed from the old pictures.

Once the pictures are restored, the images are stored in digital format on a computer or media like floppies or compact discs, ensuring life long non-deteriorating digital quality of images. In fact, the restoration of old and new images ensures that one can bring back old and cherished memories to enjoy them not only during one’s lifetimes, but also for generations to come.

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