In this digital age, we sometimes forget about the photos that were taken years ago. They were printed, adored, and then somehow found their way to the old photo album in the cedar chest, the fun scrapbook under the pile of books in the den, or even into the dusty old shoe box on the top shelf of some out of the way closet. These old photos, as with the new digital generation, hold precious memories of family, friends and days gone by. Restoring these tangible memories is easy to do and relatively inexpensive.
Photography has come a long way over the years. Pictures were originally printed on tin or glass then later onto paper coated with silver salts in gelatin. If you are interested in the actual history of photography check out this site for more information: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/photographicproject/photographicprocesses.html
The old processes that were used, especially the use of silver crystals, led to yellowing and fading of the image as well as general deterioration of the photographs. This isn’t the only cause of damage to photographs though. Exposure to destructive forces such as weather and natural disasters, insects and rodents, adhesives that degrade over time, mold and mildew, and direct sunlight and high heat all take a toll on our irreplaceable photos.
But all is not lost. With new digital technology and talented graphic designers, damaged photos can be reconstructed to look just like the original. Tears and missing pieces can be repaired, images can be made to look brighter, yellowing can be removed, and the photograph healed to its original state.
It is important to find an experienced and qualified photo restoration expert though so that you don’t waste time and money for an unsatisfactory end result. Ask to see what work they’ve done so that you can judge for yourself. Here at PostNet on Scottsdale Rd. and Shea we have an expert designer that is experienced in the latest technology to quickly yet delicately complete your photo restoration to your satisfaction.