Old photographs can be amazing treasures. They help us reconnect to long-lost places, people, and memories. They breathe life into family histories, and can often give us new clues to follow our ancestors’ trails – like the image on the left (or above, for those on devices with smaller screens), taken from my family’s collection.
While those captured moments may be timeless and enduring, the pictures themselves are not.
All forms of photography involve the use of chemicals to obtain an image, and then to “set” it. Unfortunately, those same chemicals can deteriorate over time, causing damage to the photo. When we add ultraviolet light, extreme temperatures, humidity, body oils and/or improper storage to the equation, that damage is accelerated, and photos can become unrecognizable.
Never fear! The experts at Ancestor Archaeology are here to help restore your photos to their former glory – all without the originals ever leaving your possession!
Digital photo restoration is a process where professionals take a digital copy of an image, and use commercial-grade software to “fix” it: