Growing up in a generation where smartphones and digital cameras didn’t exist we all of course used film cameras. Remember those cameras that you put a film in and after the film is done you take it to the photographer to develop them, then wait for two days to receive the pictures, good times. Now that’s all changed and this process is almost extinct. As a result of years of compiling photographs, we have albums and albums of pictures at home. I started to recently notice that the older pictures are either fading or losing their quality, so I decided to research for different methods to repair old photos and I found some interesting methods.
The first type of restoration is Electronic; you just simply scan the photograph you want to fix onto the computer, make corrections, fix the settings, use any photo editor of your choice and print the picture again. What’s good about this step that you can do this process all over again if more corrections are needed.
The second type of restoration is Chemical; this process is especially for the antique photographs (Black and White). You need to use a black and white developer for this step to make it visible, bleaching may be required for this process but the downfall here is that it’s a tricky process. If the bleach causes damage to the photograph its most likely damaged for good.
This step is a bit too demanding, Airbrushing. All you need for Airbrushing is a really good artist to fix the photograph with a special paint brush, to make it look as realistic as possible the painter you choose has to be very qualified.
After choosing the right process or just the easiest to restore your precious photographs you need to preserve them the correct way. Make sure you keep them in a place that’s not humid and isn’t directly visible to the sunlight. Use photo albums and archival paper; also make sure you don’t touch the photographs directly. There are so many ways to restore and preserve photographs, just choose what suits you and cherish your memories.