Basic Photo Restoration: How to Restore Old Photos Using Photoshop

ack in the days of regular old film cameras, people didn’t have the luxury of saving all their pictures on memory cards and backing them up on a computer. In those days, you had to get the roll of film developed, have the photos printed, and tuck them away safely into photo albums to ensure that the memories captured in each photo could be enjoyed for years to come.

Unfortunately, printed photos don’t last forever because the quality of the photo paper and the ink they used back then isn’t as good as the quality of what we use now. As the years go by, deterioration sets in, leaving us with photo albums and boxes full of old, damaged photos with faded ink, tattered edges, and even some scratches and stains here and there.

Thankfully, restoring an old photo isn’t all that hard. You just have to know how to do it!

Steps to restore old photos:

Digitize your old photo.

The first step is to scan the photo to get a digital copy. You can use a regular photo scanner, take a photo using a digital camera, or use a scanner app on your smartphone.

Whichever method you use, make sure that it will yield a large, high-quality copy of the photo to make it easier to work with.

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