Questions tagged [restoration]

Questions about digitally manipulating old documents, digitizing these and removing damage using computer software.

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Photoshop - Extract fine text from image; extrapolate background behind text

I'll note outright that I'm new to Photoshop and that this may be a bigger question than I realize, but I appreciate any guidance. I've taken a scan of a water-damaged dust jacket for a book which I ...
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How to correct darkening damage to and old photograph?

This is a precious family photo, but it was stuck to the glass, resulting in this weird scan, which is all I have to work with. I can't figure out how to "reveal" the grandmother - I'm sure there's ...
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Separating two very close colors in GIMP (2.9)

I'm working on restoring an old drawing that wasn't stored properly. The paper (might be parchment) has yellowed, and the lines have faded. This results in the lines (the good part) being almost the ...
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How to remove coloured degradation from old photo in GIMP

I have a lot of old photos in my family history file. The one I'm looking at has obviously suffered from some kind of degradation of the silver/silver chemicals: It has a sort of haze over parts of ...
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Restore very old photograph [closed]

I have a very old photograph that is scanned from a document dating to 1869. I do not have access to the source document. The image itself is very badly sampled and looks almost completely black. Can ...
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Restore image with negative colors

I have an image that was taken using a negative color filter long ago, but now I need the normal picture, is there a way to get a good quality of that picture with the actual colors? The current ...
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How to revive an old children's book?

I have a scan of an old children's book that contains both graphics and text. I want to revive the book for my children, while preserving as much as possible from the original layout and illustrations....