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.
We receive a lot of photographs that are faded and in many circumstances they are faded across their whole surface evenly. Occasionally we get photographs like this one that have been kept in an oval frame and exposed to ultra violet (UV) sunlight which, over time, fade part of the photograph.
Here we see the original photograph scanned at 600 dpi and the full extent of the fading is apparent and the outline of where the oval frame was is clearly visible.
Our graphic artist was able to bring the picture back to its full glory using Photoshop, using samples of the existing (non faded) photograph and applying this to the faded part the picture has been restored. The results are, as you can see, excellent restoring this photograph to its former glory and providing the customer with an electronic version so that they could share it with their family and friends and order a new copy to replace the old one in its oval frame. They might keep this one out of the sunlight this time though.
unlockmypast works with trained graphic artists to breath new life into old, faded, torn, stained, scratched and creased photographs. We don’t charge an arbitrary figure like some services and review each photograph on its merits pricing them accordingly. We provide obligation free estimates based on the level of damage to the photograph and in many cases we provide enhancements to superficial scratches and blemishes as part of our standard service.
Why not contact us to see if we can assist in breathing new life into your old photographs? Estimates are free and without obligation. You can use the contact forms dotted around the website or email us or call and just have a chat.
The photographs are shown side by side so that you can compare the before and after versions: