Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Take a look at the image on the left, down in the lower right hand corner. There you'll see the words "Circa 1887". Now think about how careful you'd have to be if someone handed you a 126 year old photograph and asked if you could restore a family heirloom, a piece of history, the only known shot of great great granddad. The paper would be as stiff as an overly starched shirt and would flake tiny pieces off with just about any movement. As you can see, the photo, at some point was folded and probably stuffed into someone's pocket or wallet. Putting the photograph into a flatbed scanner would probably do more harm than good. I don't know if shooting it on a copy stand would give enough detail to resurrect a usable starting point. How one image became the other is actually easier than you might think. To find out what was done to convert one image into the other, hit the "Read More".