What Can Be Done
The following is a list of some of the ‘disasters’ that may happen to photographs and which can, in most cases, be fixed:
- Photos that have been mended with ‘sticky tape’.
- Creases and folds, both small and large, and ‘dog-eared’ corners.
- Scratches of all sizes.
- Marks such as mould and stains, or pen and other stray marks.
- Torn and ripped photos - in some cases, it may be possible to replace or ‘fill in’ missing areas.
- Fading or darkening - you’ll be surprised what details can be revealed when a picture is brought back to life.
Photographs can also be altered:
- Colour photos can be changed to Sepia or Black and White
- Sepia photos can be changed to Black and White, and vice versa.
- Backgrounds can be changed. You may have a lovely picture of, for example, a bride and groom, but the background may spoil the effect.
- People or objects can be removed from or added to a photo, as in the following example: