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I use Photoshop Elements 14 but it is not so much about the package you use, but more about how you use the tools. I have seen some pretty good results using free photo editing software such as "Gimp".
It's all about about practise and familiarising yourself with the tools and their capabilities.

We are but a bunch of willing volunteers who over years of researching, restoring old photos and helping with online dating, we  have acquired a measure of knowledge based on information gathered either from our own or others dated photos, or online resources. As a Collector of old postcards, Carte de Visites and Cabinet cards I have, in common with others. Gained some knowledge, albeit it limited, on dating photos within a couple of years.
As dating photos is not an exact science, there will always be anomalies and room for error. Older people didn't keep up with fashion so dating by clothing can be hit and miss. Children often wore altered or handed down clothing will also create difficulties when trying to date a photo with any accuracy. Card stock too can be misleading as they are often still in use long after their sell by date.
Many people misguidedly believe that if a photo is in a family album, then it must be a family member, this misconception  is easy to understand, but people swapped and collected photos to add to their collection. I have a rhyme in a book that supports this theory which I will post at a later date.
All we can offer is a best guess on date of photo and age of sitters give or take a couple of years based on what we know of the fashion of the day which can, in most cases lead to posters being able to identify possible candidates.

There are plenty of good books on the subject though, David!   ;) 

 Possibly not in RC's province.    :-\

I am not being rude, just observant. Do you think the older woman on the left had had smallpox?   

Wiggy    :)

I wondered about that too Wiggy but I think Gadget is right in her first assumption that it is a veil...the spots are in her hair if you look closely.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Edward Payne circa 1900
« on: Monday 19 February 18 22:54 GMT (UK)  »
The built up version so it looks more suitable for a frame

Welcome to RootsChat PDV....welcome aboard....nice work  :D

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Edward Payne circa 1900
« on: Monday 19 February 18 22:32 GMT (UK)  »
Coo! He was a handsome Dude!  ;D


Wasn't he just....I spent and hour an 45 minutes on this one this afternoon and gazed into those dreamy eyes...for my sins...when I went to save the restored image...I got a message saying that "Microsoft had encountered a problem and would have to close down"  I lost the work and my temper  >:(

Wow....lucky you....these old images are so precious and so worth preserving. Hope to see some more from you  ;D

My pleasure Sel...wonderful image and you are lucky to have it. I really enjoyed working on it. It must have cost a pretty penny to be a passenger on this ship in 1929 during the time of the depression.

...and with a different tone.

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