Family Photo Restoration…
My Grandpa and Grandma Borsch were at Lake Louise in Banff, Canada back in the 1970’s. I absolutely loved this picture of the two of them near this obelisk, but didn’t have them together in a shot. So I spent a little time in Photoshop and moved Grandpa next to Grandma. This was a bit tricky since their respective reflections were in the orb on top of the obelisk, so I had to clone the reflection too! Though I can see a few places where the photo is manipulated, no one else can.
I’ve invested quite a bit of time restoring my family photos. I’ve been struck over and over again how there is only *one* copy of a given picture and one person has it. So far, I’ve restored roughly 300 photos and have probably another 1,000 to go. Able to crank out 50 photos in an 8 hour shift on a weekend, do the math: I’ve got a ways to go.
I’ve been looking for batch processing capability that wouldn’t cost me an arm-and-leg to get these images scanned at least (I could then restore them at my leisure). I also think about all the people in a similiar situation to me: thousands of priceless family photos on paper, fading and crumbling with time, and a computer just sitting there as a place to manipulate and store them.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.