Like that song by Visage, gradually all photographs ‘Fade To Grey’ and discolour (colour cast) and yet I was horrified to see that my Polaroids, taken in 1976 (just 42 years ago), are almost all washed out and totally grey now. They are losing definition and fading away in front of my eyes. They have been in an album and not stored anywhere with any extremes. There is a chance that they can be saved using Photoshop (or similar) as you can resurrect photographs with just a few settings but you really need to act fast to get your Polaroids scanned and repaired as soon as you can or you’ll probably have a grey square with a white border to show for all your photographic efforts. Unlock My Past’s Photo Scanning Service starts from just 25p per print. If you’d like a free no obligation quotation use our online form and we will get back to promptly with a quote.
From a report, today at the BBC News website comes this latest use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) as it uses semantic soft segmentation which automatically separates objects in a picture. “Researchers at MIT Csail have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that makes editing your pictures simpler.”
Anyone who uses Photoshop will recognise the advantages of having layers automatically sorted for you when copying around human or other objects so that you can work on images.
WIll it make my work easier or make me redundant?
At the end of the clip (follow the link) it suggests that they will be able to apply this to movies/videos which will open up endless possibilities in both the static and moving image world.
What do you think? Will AI be helpful to us in the future or take over your job and the world?
We were once again delighted to be able to support Local & Live 2018 at Calverley Park Tunbridge Wells over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Our video was playing on Saturday and Sunday whilst hundreds of acts played across the main stage and satellite venues around Tunbridge Wells. It’s a pleasure to support Paul Dunton and everyone who works so hard at Local & Live.
This is a small version of our video that has been showing on the giant screen at Local & Live 2017 in Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells. An annual event to showcase young artists in and around the Tunbridge Wells area we were lucky to be given the opportunity to have our video showing during the Festival.
I know, I’m sorry for mentioning the “Ch” word at this time of year but it is important that if you are thinking of giving someone an unusual present; a family history perhaps, you give me plenty of time to research and prepare it for you.
An initial review is FREE, that’s right, it’s free so that I can check the records and see if I can find the ancestors in question. Click for a Free evaluation and I can get back to you with an assessment of what I can do. There is a price list HERE which gives you a rough idea of what sort of costs are involved.
Of course, if you cannot get some basic details to me in time, how about giving an unlockmypast.com Gift Certificate? They are available from £5 to £500 and can be accessed from the bottom of each website service page, there’s one at the bottom of the Family History Page.
It is far too early to wish you a Merry Christmas (of course) but if you feel that you might like to give the unusual present of a Family History, including tree, written pedigree and other historical facts perhaps from a Census or Certificate, do please get in touch with us. You can use our Free Discovery Lite evaluation or contact us directly by email or give us a call on 0333 011 8514 (calls are charged at local rates).