The following photos are examples of what can be achieved from very old photos and are from customers who allowed me to show them...so thank you to THOSE PEOPLE for allowing me to do this.
Keep in mind these photos are well over 100 years old and have not been fully restored just enhanced.
Here is a YouTube video of what a slideshow can look like,this video is a tribute to my late father...
This photo has some signs of wear,a crease and stain as well as being slightly washed out.
The finished product after being restored,then colorized and cropped.
Same wear and tear as above.
Here is a photo from the late 40's,and it has been well looked after and is in a very good state.But it is starting to show some effects of what time can do to a photo.The photo is slightly washed out and the black and whites are fading.This is a very common and destructive kind of deterioration because it is a slow process that often is not noticed until it is to late and beyond any kind of enhancement or restoration. To understand the process you must first understand what goes on with photos and why they are prone to fade away to nothing. Photos and slides are chemically based,and like all chemicals over time they break down and depending on the quality of the film some will break down faster than others. And it's this break down that causes the photos to fade. Another factor is storage. Correct storage where the humidity and light conditions are controlled and managed will slow the process but not stop it,that is why many museums have strict rules governing the storage of there prized works.
And below is the enhanced copy of the same picture,and as you can see there is a big difference!
The big plus for this photo is that it is now in digital format,and in this kind of format it has the potential to last forever without any sort of deterioration what so ever.
This is a common look for some photos,the red tint (sometimes it can be yellow) is caused by one of the colors fading.
But it is a very simple task to get the photo back to an almost original color like we did in the photo below.