Friday, March 28, 2014

Another reason to love Photoshop

chickens old cropped

Here’s a color photo my mom shot of me with a couple of Easter chicks, probably around March or April, 1950.

As is the case with most color prints of that vintage, the Kodak dyes have deteriorated badly, giving the image a washed-out brownish cast.

But turned into a digital image with a flatbed scanner and tweaked with Photoshop – mostly just Auto Tone and a little increase in color saturation – and it is restored to its original colors, maybe even a little better than the original.

chickens new sat

And, of course, it can be cropped tighter to get rid of the extraneous detail.

chickens new sat cropped

Too bad the camera’s optics weren’t good enough to make a tack-sharp image.

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