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.
If you have records or cassettes that are not available on CD or MP3 then we can help you transfer them to CD, MP3 or a format of your choosing. A typical price to record, undertake click, pop and hiss removal and provide an Audio CD (breaking down the tracks and tagging etc.) starts from £20.00. We can provide these as MP3 tracks and/or Audio CD. You can have both of course.
We have recently helped a DJ to recover all his old jingles and some of his old shows copied onto cassette back in the 1970s. Tapes are getting old and deteriorating and so it’s a good idea to convert these. Perhaps you have audio histories from your family members and these too need to be converted before problems arise. As with all tapes (VHS and Cassette as well as Reel to Reel) age takes its toll on the magnetic covering and as we discussed in our article about VHS tapes and their shelf life, the longer you leave it the worse it will get so now is the time to consider taking action.
Copyright, please note, we are able to digitally transfer your (original) vinyl record or cassette onto CD where there is no identical re-released recording on a CD/MP3 format. It is on the understanding the CD we create is for your own personal, private listening pleasure and will not be sold, leased, hired or used in any public broadcast. You should retain the original vinyl or cassette recording as proof of ownership