Everywhere you look nowadays, someone has a camera. We have them built into our phones, tucked into our purses and backpacks, or sitting in our car’s glove compartment so they’re available wherever we travel. A quick glance around will find them dominating birthday parties, weddings, picnics, vacations, graduations, or any other occasion we truly want to remember - after all, that’s the purpose of taking pictures. Photographs are a very vulnerable medium and, unfortunately, most of us don’t take care of our photographs the way we should. The vast majority of people tuck them away in shoe boxes in the attic or basement, making them more susceptible to damage such as cracks and scratches, tears, discoloration, water damage, and mold spots. Even photos that are quickly separated into photo albums can be subject to aging or chemical discoloration from the album material.
If you’ve run into these types of problems the best solution is to contact a professional photo restoration and retouching company like Digital Pickle. Depending on your specific needs, restoration experts will rejuvenate your favorite photos in a variety of ways, using:
- Chemical restoration. Best for black and white images, chemical restoration uses a black and white developer medium to activate the oxidized silver found in many old photos into silver metal that clarifies the image.
- Electronic restoration. Photos can be uploaded into a computer and restored digitally through photo editing software. Professionally trained artists have the technical abilities to make damaged photos appear just like the original.
- Physical restoration. This method utilizes a combination of photography, neutron irradiation, and autoradiography to restore your pictures using hard-to-find equipment that ensures your photos won’t be damaged during the process.
- Airbrush restoration. Professional restoration artists use airbrush equipment to “brush out” defects like scratches and cracks. They can also correct over- and under-exposure and contrast defects found in many photographs.
No matter what your particular needs, professional photo restoration and retouching companies like Digital Pickle can assess the damage to your treasured photographs and ensure you get the best results possible. Before you know it those old family pictures from your parent’s or grandparent’s childhood will look as if they were just taken yesterday.
For more information about photo restoration and retouching, contact Digital Pickle at 1-800-889-0730, visit their website at www.digitalpickle.com, or email them today.