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Title: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Sunday 10 April 22 13:51 BST (UK)
I have WW1 photos that need Restoration, they are my Great Uncles. Any suggestions please?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: trystan on Sunday 10 April 22 14:47 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat :)

Post on of them on here to start off with. Try and give a description of who is in the picture if you can too. It makes it more interesting for a start.
Trystan
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Treetotal on Sunday 10 April 22 14:48 BST (UK)
Hi and welcome to Rootschat,
If you can scan them individually and in colour mode at a resolution of 300dpi and post a file size of just below 500kbs and post them on here, we can restore them for you.
Carol
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: John-76 on Sunday 10 April 22 17:30 BST (UK)
The branch of military, unit designation, rank and any other detailed descriptions/info will help if you desire any color restorations.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Treetotal on Sunday 10 April 22 19:14 BST (UK)
There is a help topic at the top of the board to guide you through the process see "How to post an image."
Carol
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Sunday 10 April 22 20:22 BST (UK)
I have WW1 photos that need Restoration, they are my Great Uncles. Any suggestions please?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: japeflakes on Sunday 10 April 22 21:30 BST (UK)
I suggest that you try to get a higher resolution scan.  These are very small files ( 27kB out of a possible 500 kB) so I find very little to work on.  This one I tried  seems to be at a low resolution of 72 dpi, can you try say 300dpi?

Anyway.... perhaps others can do a better job..
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 07:53 BST (UK)
I donít know how to scan.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 11 April 22 08:20 BST (UK)
Never mind.  See what others come up with.

Did you take the pictures with your phone?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 08:28 BST (UK)
My IPad.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 08:31 BST (UK)
I have only just joined RootsChat two days ago. Iím stroll learning on how it works
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 08:31 BST (UK)
Still learning
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Gadget on Monday 11 April 22 08:40 BST (UK)
Have you got  or have access to a scanner?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 08:47 BST (UK)
No
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 08:48 BST (UK)
No I havenít.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 11 April 22 08:58 BST (UK)
i-pads take good pictures.  Just try again with one picture perhaps.  You CAN do it :-)
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 09:14 BST (UK)
Iíll try.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 11 April 22 10:59 BST (UK)
GOOD: What size are the original photos?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 12:06 BST (UK)
3 photos are sized 19cm (7 1/2 inch Length) and 12 cm ( 4 1/2 inch Wide)
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 11 April 22 13:21 BST (UK)
Each or the 3?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 14:57 BST (UK)
3 photos with my Great Uncles, in Uniform.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 11 April 22 16:01 BST (UK)
so, if I have got it right, like this?

Suggest you just take 1 straight iPad photo of a single soldier photo and post that, as in approx 1/3 of this
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Monday 11 April 22 18:01 BST (UK)
Wow, thatís how the photos look, they are attached to cardboard.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Thursday 12 May 22 22:15 BST (UK)
I have WW1 photos that need Restoration, they are my Great Uncles. Any suggestions please?
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: PeeCeeBee on Saturday 14 May 22 02:19 BST (UK)
You can download a Scan app that actually scans the photos/documents, as opposed to taking a photograph of them if you prefer.
This group is amazing on restoring photographs. They have helped me bring very poor photos back to life considerably.
Regards
PCB
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Saturday 14 May 22 08:25 BST (UK)
Thank you, I will look into what you said.
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: tomkin on Friday 27 May 22 18:15 BST (UK)
Quickie until we get a better resolution :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: World War 1 Photos
Post by: Chicken Munchlax on Friday 27 May 22 18:41 BST (UK)
Wow, thatís brilliant, itís a start.