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@twoey68 (13650)
United States
May 7, 2008 10:08pm CST
I’ve been seeing a lot of ppl that do photo restoration and it’s something that I’d love to learn. My youngest Brother does it some but it’s time consuming and I don’t think he likes to sit still. I’ve found that it’s something that I like to do and for me it’s relaxing. I haven’t gotten time to start looking for sites to start learning how but I’m sure there are some good tutorials out there. I also have PSP8 so that should help as well. One of these days I might be able to get my Brother to sit down with me and help me learn some of his tricks. BTW, the photo added is just one off the net but the person did a good job restoring it. Have you ever tried photo restoration? Do you like it? How did you learn? Is it anything that you’d like to learn one day? Do you tend to teach yourself when you want to learn something? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
8 May 08
I always wanted to develop my own photos and have real dark room, but right now I don't even have a camera, it does sound great to restore though, if I had the means to do it, I think I would like that too.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
9 May 08
Well I have tried my hand at it. I use paint shop pro 7 myself (I have later versions but prefer this one). I love playing with it and there are a lot of good tutorials out there for it. It can be a lot of fun. I have found though you have to be willing to try things out and see if it works. Don't be afraid to mess around with different things. If need be you can just undo it. That's the nice thing with it.
• China
9 May 08
I'd like to use photoshop.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
8 May 08
I do tend to teach myself when I want to learn something new, but photo restoration isn't one that I would want to learn on a professional basis.. I do like to use MGI Photosuite III, MGI Photosuite 4 and Picasa to do any picture enhancing or restoring, but not on a bigger scale, just a few at a time..
@flowerchilde (12533)
• United States
8 May 08
When I want to learn something, I almost always teach myself.. Especially these days when you can find just about anything on the computer..
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
8 May 08
I love to restore old photos.I taught myself by trying. I do a lot of it for family.I do enlarging and other things they want done with there photos.They say I am pretty good.I have a program I got with my scanner that I use.
• United States
8 May 08
I have loads of old photos that I would like to get restored. I have pictures of my dad when he was stationed in Korea, pictures of my great grandmother and my grandparents when they were children. I would love to also get them all stored on discs so I can pass them down to my granddaughter. That way, if anything happens to the original picture, she has them on disc for safe keeping. I think learning how to restore old photos would be great. Don't know if it would relax me or not but I would like to learn how to do it.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
8 May 08
No but I have a neice that does it at walmart with one of those printers they have there
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
8 May 08
I would love to know how to restore photos also. I have a few childhood photos that are damaged and I would really love to be able to fix them and put them in a frame. I do not own very many pictures from my childhood, so it would be very nice to be able to hang a few of them on the walls in my home.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 May 08
A Restored Photo of My Great-Uncle - image of a restored photo
I know how to do both methods...I learned years ago how to develop black and white film and prints, so in "restoring" prints I would rephotograph the old photo, then print it up then painstakingly restore by retouching it with Spot-Tone..uses a number size 1 brush..does take a LOT of time. The other way is the simpler way. Scan a photo on a good scanner then do some good old fashioned tweaking at photo shop..I did this with a number of my old photos of my great-grandparents and great-great grandparents...those photos are the old time photos on either glass plates or tintypes I include a photo of my great-uncle Eddie..the original photo had a lot of rips on it so just "painted" them out
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
8 May 08
Yes, I teach myself that sort of thing and have done some photo restoration, but it is painstaking and picky work, therefore not really my thing, although I would restore something of my own rather than trusting someone else with it. Practice makes perfect :-)
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
8 May 08
I have had it done by a professional but never tried it myself....