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Learning Digital Photo Restoration


Photograph restoration is good business today and is in great demand worldwide. Houses are filled with old photographs of ancestors that are very precious to the new and coming generation in a family. Genealogy tree displays are getting to be a common sight in the living rooms these days. As the quality of restoration of old photos has become very effective compared to a few years ago, there is a great demand for digital photograph restoration. There are many training institutes that teach this professionally.

What are the qualities required to be a good photo editor? Well, it is ideally suited for those with an eye for art and detail. One must also be able work on a computer and have a good eye sight. Usually old photographs are restored using plug-ins, Picture Window or software like Photoshop. The first thing one would have to learn is how to scan and get the old photo prints into the computer and after working on it how to get the photos out and printed or stored on disks or films. Other common issues one would have to learn while using software like Adobe Photoshop to restore digital photographs are:

  • Improving photo with shadow/lightening adjustment
  • Scanning technique for damaged photos
  • Fixing color with curves and Hue/saturation layers
  • Fixing tones with airbrush layer
  • Using mask and filter to remove scratches etc
  • Changing surface textures of photo
  • Increase resolution/sharpness of image

Managed Outsource Solutions is a US based photo editing company with a range of services like, photos manipulation, photo enhancement service, object removal, changing background, photo glamorization, and giving special effects to photographs.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.