Scanning guidelines for old photo restoration

Restoration work lives or dies by the quality of the original digitisation.  If you start with a poor-quality file, a poor-quality file is all you’ll ever have. These are the parameters I use for my work: BIT DEPTH You must scan in 16 bits per channel. ...

Reproducible size of old photos

When I’m restoring old photos for my customers, I’m frequently asked “Can it be enlarged?” The answer is always “Yes”.  All that’s required is for me to scan it at sufficiently high resolution.  As long as I capture enough...

More channel mixing

Further to yesterday’s post about Channel Mixer, here’s another example of its use.  This time, it saved me from a heck of a lot of tedious cloning! This is a section of an old family portrait that I have been commissioned to restore.  You can see that...