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Title: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 17 March 20 23:16 GMT (UK)
As many of us will have time on our hands due to enforced staycation, maybe it would be a good time to sort through those old family photos that maybe could do with a bit of a face lift, or maybe a touch of colour. This would give the restorers something to do as the photo board is very quiet at the moment.
Over to you  ;)
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Rena on Tuesday 17 March 20 23:46 GMT (UK)
I was wondering the other day whether I could maybe ask photo experts if they would be able to work on an old 19th century black ink sketch of my grandfather's uncle.  He looks nothing like my family but as his sister was my grandfather's mother there has to be some likenesses somewhere.     By using their imagination with colouring skin, hair, etc.

My grandfather and his offspring all had fair skin, light coloured eyes and (to me) this sketch doesn't imply that colouring, but it might to an artistic type.

Looking forward to any response.
Rena
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 17 March 20 23:50 GMT (UK)
Go ahead Rena, it's worth a try as more detail may be revealed with a good scan.
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Wednesday 18 March 20 00:57 GMT (UK)
Well, if you're just begging for work ....  A general sprucing up would be appreciated.  I'll put them over on the photo board. [I can't give you better scans, though].
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: a chesters on Wednesday 18 March 20 04:39 GMT (UK)
I have some 35mm slides (negatives).

How can I deal with these. Do I need to have them printed as positives, or can I scan them as negatives and post them?
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 18 March 20 08:17 GMT (UK)
We can invert them and turn them into a positive image.
Carol
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Post by: Trishanne on Wednesday 18 March 20 11:57 GMT (UK)
Good thinking Carol, I for one will be going into solitary confinement for four long, long months. I shall be stir crazy without something to do in this time.  We would love to see your long forgotten photos of your ancestors for us to clean up and maybe add a bit of colour. If it's at all possible we can work better with a good scan and there is information on the photo restoration board how to achieve this, but if all you have is a copy that somebody has sent you, we will do our very best. Thank you everybody. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 18 March 20 13:33 GMT (UK)
Well said Pat...and thanks everyone in advance  ;)
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 19 March 20 15:46 GMT (UK)
Thank you Erato and Dorrie for responding to our request  ;)
Hoping others will follow suit  :D
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 21 March 20 12:24 GMT (UK)
For those who missed it  ;)
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Saturday 21 March 20 17:34 GMT (UK)
Drat! My scanner has just gone on strike! Wouldn't you just know?
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 21 March 20 23:33 GMT (UK)
Aw how annoying, can you not take a photo of it.
Carol
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Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Sunday 22 March 20 16:54 GMT (UK)
Could, but it wouldn't be as good.
-Managed to fix my printer when it went berserk last month - perhaps, as I have the time now, I'll have a fiddle with the scanner function....
(...don't hold your breath!)
TY
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 28 March 20 13:12 GMT (UK)
Any more would be most welcome  ;)

Please Stay safe and stay home

Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Saturday 28 March 20 13:16 GMT (UK)
Ben, Roy and Joe gave everyone a good run.  I'll ransack the files for another funny one.
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Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 28 March 20 13:21 GMT (UK)
What about your old avatar "Life of the Party"  ;D
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Saturday 28 March 20 13:28 GMT (UK)
"Life of the Party" was Roy's grandmother [and my gg-grandmother].
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 28 March 20 14:09 GMT (UK)
Seeing her on your avatar always amused me...I think I would have liked her  ;D
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Gibel on Saturday 02 May 20 16:10 BST (UK)
Can anything be done with negatives? I have some negatives of my family in the 50s that never became prints. I found them after my father died in 1993 and they are still in the box I call ďdadís boxĒ. I think thereís one of me standing by a stone at Stonehenge.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 02 May 20 16:18 BST (UK)
Try scanning them shiny side down at 1200dpi and with white card on the top to keep it in place, then they can be inverted into a positive image. If you can't turn them into a positive, post the scanned neg on the Photo board and we can do it for you. Make sure that you dust the negs off with a soft brush first to remove dust particles. Scan in colour even if they are black and white images.
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Lisajb on Saturday 02 May 20 17:46 BST (UK)
Iíve got three or four from my aunts first wedding. All black and white, a bit yellowed. Iíll try to post them later as my OH is currently occupying the computer playing a game.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 02 May 20 17:59 BST (UK)
Go ahead Lisa  :D
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 June 20 13:47 BST (UK)
Raising this again as the Photo Board is very quiet and we need the practise  ::) ;D ;D ;D and the weather is awful  ::)
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Lisajb on Thursday 11 June 20 14:05 BST (UK)
I've just uploaded a couple, which are waiting for moderator approval.

Sadly the ones of my aunt's wedding are too big a filesize.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: a-l on Thursday 11 June 20 14:07 BST (UK)
Raising this again as the Photo Board is very quiet and we need the practise  ::) ;D ;D ;D
Carol


 ;D I'll have a look if I have anything.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 June 20 14:09 BST (UK)
I've just uploaded a couple, which are waiting for moderator approval.

Sadly the ones of my aunt's wedding are too big a filesize.

Hi Lisa...That's good....Here are the guidelines to help you to reduced the file size:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,372537.0.html

Good Luck!

Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 June 20 14:11 BST (UK)
Raising this again as the Photo Board is very quiet and we need the practise  ::) ;D ;D ;D
Carol


 ;D I'll have a look if I have anything.

Great...thanks  ;)

Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Lisajb on Thursday 11 June 20 14:28 BST (UK)
I've just uploaded a couple, which are waiting for moderator approval.

Sadly the ones of my aunt's wedding are too big a filesize.

Hi Lisa...That's good....Here are the guidelines to help you to reduced the file size:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,372537.0.html

Good Luck!

Carol

Thanks - I will see what I can do later - husband has just occupied the pc to play games  ::)
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Thursday 11 June 20 14:33 BST (UK)
I'm sending one - just needs some cleaning up.  It's a building, not people, but of historical interest.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 June 20 14:35 BST (UK)
I'm sending one - just needs some cleaning up.  It's a building, not people, but of historical interest.

Great...love the one in your avatar...it would make a good Christmas Card  8)

Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Thursday 11 June 20 15:18 BST (UK)
That one is my childhood home and of no historical interest.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: lydiaann on Thursday 11 June 20 15:29 BST (UK)
Just have to comment that it's so nice of you all to offer this service.  Many photos are 'one-off' specimens and so precious that it is nice to get a 'new' one.  Someone "gave me back" my dad a few years ago and when I get organised I'm going to ask them to do the same for my mum.  So a big thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Trishanne on Thursday 11 June 20 15:39 BST (UK)
I think I can speak for all the restorers when I say we just love doing them. It is so interesting to see an image emerge as clean as we can make it, without blurs, scratches, tears etc. Please keep sending your photos, we will do the best we can with them.
Pat
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 June 20 16:58 BST (UK)
Just have to comment that it's so nice of you all to offer this service.  Many photos are 'one-off' specimens and so precious that it is nice to get a 'new' one.  Someone "gave me back" my dad a few years ago and when I get organised I'm going to ask them to do the same for my mum.  So a big thank you in advance.

How nice of you to say  :-*...it's a very rewarding hobby and gives pleasure to both the posters and the restorers and it helps to preserve the old images for future generations to appreciate.

Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Lisajb on Friday 12 June 20 14:53 BST (UK)
Iíve managed to resize some of my aunts wedding photos, so have uploaded these for mod approval
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Friday 12 June 20 15:26 BST (UK)
Oh well done...I have coloured Colin for you  ;)
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Lisajb on Friday 12 June 20 16:45 BST (UK)
Thanks, the cheeky chap Colin looks nice and bright now  :) :)
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 10 September 20 15:19 BST (UK)
Any more photos for the "Photo Hospital"?  Please ;D ;D ;D
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 September 20 16:38 BST (UK)
It's really lovely that you offer to do this have got a few to go through and slides

My alter ego has posted one that wants dating but it would be nice to see it cleaned up .it's  Ellen Smith awaiting approval
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 September 20 16:40 BST (UK)
We found some slides too
I really don't know what to do with them ..don't have scanner or printer they are from 40',s or 50's mostly holiday snaps but there may be some with interesting old cars
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 10 September 20 18:28 BST (UK)
It's really lovely that you offer to do this have got a few to go through and slides

My alter ego has posted one that wants dating but it would be nice to see it cleaned up .it's  Ellen Smith awaiting approval

Oh good, I will watch out for it.
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 10 September 20 22:39 BST (UK)
It's really lovely that you offer to do this have got a few to go through and slides

My alter ego has posted one that wants dating but it would be nice to see it cleaned up .it's  Ellen Smith awaiting approval

It's showing now, nice photo.
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Thursday 10 September 20 23:21 BST (UK)
Okay, I'm going to send one.  Nothing too special but it may give you 15 or 20 minutes of diversion in these troubled times.
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Treetotal on Friday 11 September 20 09:52 BST (UK)
Thanks for responding Erato, lovely image, i'm sure it will get a good response.
Carol
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: brigidmac on Friday 11 September 20 22:51 BST (UK)
Some absolutely marvelous restorations of ellen Smith & Edgar Howell
Ive only just learnt to resize photos

I m sure I can find some more . Thanks for encouraging such posts
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Lady Di on Saturday 12 September 20 01:52 BST (UK)
Have attempted to post a picture that restorers might like to have some practice with but it's held up in never never land.

Quarantining photos now - what will they think of next?
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Saturday 12 September 20 02:38 BST (UK)
It takes around 12 hours or so for them to determine that the photo is not pornographic.
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Post by: Little Nell on Saturday 12 September 20 09:36 BST (UK)
Have attempted to post a picture that restorers might like to have sopme practice with but it's held up in never never land.

Quarantining photos now - what will they think of next?

Nothing to do with quarantine, but everything to do with time zones and mods needing beauty sleep  ;) or other life. Sarah will get to it as soon as she can.
Stay safe everyone  :)

Nell
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: sarah on Saturday 12 September 20 19:18 BST (UK)
Hi Di,

I did send you a private message regarding your post 9 hours before your comment on this topic but did not get a reply back from you until 1.46am when I was fast asleep.

Regards

Sarah
Title: Re: Old Damaged Photos Wanted!
Post by: Erato on Saturday 19 September 20 02:32 BST (UK)
I'm sending you one - England this time.