(I'm still catching up after our trip to VA, so please excuse these shorter non-posts while I get myself in order!)
Last week at my parents' place I scanned a few old photos of distant relatives. I've always wanted to try fixing up a damaged antique photo, and this one in particular caught my eye:
My great-great-grandmother, Grace.
(Interestingly enough, I believe she comes from the Eastwood side of my family - which would make her distantly related to Clint Eastwood.)
I worked on it on my laptop while chatting with family, and after two tedious hours in Perfect Photo, I had this:
I'm sure it could be better, but I think that's the best I can do!
There's something kind of magical about bringing an old photo back to life. I could do this kind of work all day; it's actually quite soothing. (And after a week of travel, family, and stress, I could use some of that!)
Oh, and John linked me to a Reddit thread where folks can post old/damaged photos and other Redditors will fix them up for free. I'm especially awed by the ones where they add color, like this. So. Cool.
Any of you have neat old photos you've restored? Or how about good displays? I'd almost be tempted to get into scrapbooking, just to make a decorative album for old restored photos like this!