Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jessie Dean

People often tell me that their photo is irreparable because their child got a hold of it or the paper became brittle and the photo was now in pieces.  They are always surprised to learn that "in pieces" doesn't mean ruined.  The pieces can be scanned in an played with like a jigsaw puzzle.  Once all of the pieces and in their correct place, the tears can then be removed and missing pieces of the photograph can be rebuilt.

Check out this photograph that had been loved for many years.  It had been torn and then taped back together.  There are also quite a few cracks that I am willing to bet were very close to breaking apart, as well.  Luckily, this photo was repairable and now the family can have a nice copy to enjoy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Melissa Martin

I think it is so sad how much damage time can do to a photo.  This photo was inside a frame, behind glass and it still suffered a lot of fading.  It also got a little water behind the glass which caused the photo to stick. 

While this photo did not have the water damage, you can see how badly time can fade a photograph.  The edge of the picture is where the frame was covering it.  Although it has more color, the colors have still changed and are not the same as the photo originally was.