A Digital photograph restoration is the practice of restoring the appearance of a digital copy of a physical photograph that has been damaged by natural, man-made, or environmental causes or simply affected by age or neglect.
Digital photograph restoration uses a variety of image editing techniques to remove visible damage and aging effects from digital copies of a physical photograph. Evidence of dirt, and scratches, and other signs of photographic age are removed from the digital image manually.
Due to the severity of damage present in some photographs, and the complexity of the restoration task, it can take significant time to complete photographic restorations.
In some cases, where a photograph has no data or colour in certain areas. There is no way of restoring that photograph without having to do a full recreation of the damaged section.
Digital format for restoration
We highly recommend for any digital restoration is to bring in the original photograph or text so that we can take a high-resolution scan or photograph of the object.
If that is not possible or that the object is too fragile, we recommend that any digital file would be in a .TIF format.
With digitization becoming more and more popular, print photos have been forgotten. Being able to see and feel a photo gives a significantly different experience. At Endangered Heritage we are fully equipped with a Giclée printer that uses archival grade ink which ensures the print will last. At Endangered Heritage we also use archival grade paper designed to be used by our Giclée printer.