DPI made simple: why scan quality is important to restore photos
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DPI made simple: why scan quality is important to restore photos

Scanning is the first step in the journey of restoring an old photograph to its former glory. It sounds simple enough – put the picture in the scanner, press go then email it to the team at The Photo Restoration Center. Done. Yet, there’s…
Calculate the best resolution to scan your photos for photo restoration.
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Calculate the Best Resolution to Scan Your Photos for Photo Restoration

Calculate the best resolution to scan your photos for photo restoration. The size you can print your final scanned or restored  photo is determined by the quality and resolution of your original scan. Use the calculator below to determine the…
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2018 Top Tips On Scanning For Photo Restoration

Here are some great tips on scanning for photo restoration! Unfortunately no amount of retouching can make up for a poor scan. Most scanning software will allow you to choose the type of image to be scanned whether it is a photo, slide,…
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Caring For Your Photographs and What To Do When It’s Too Late

Old photos are especially fragile. Photographs can yellow, crack, and stick to glass, or become moldy. To prevent further damage, all you need to know are a few basics on how to properly store and mount your photographs. For photos that have…

Caring for your Photographs

Treasures from the Past A photograph is a wonderful, complex, and interesting object. They are often glimpses into someone’s life; usually a joyful event that is captured forever. Because there is such an abundance of photos now (it seems…
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Orphaned Photos & Researching Your Family History On eBay

Up in your attic, or tucked away in a cedar chest, you happen to find some very old, weathered photos. You think the people in them may be family – long-lost ancestors – and the setting (a homestead or town, for example) significant. You…
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The Top 10 Tips for Scanning Photos

I know the cheap ones are tempting, but plan to spend more than $100 on a new scanner. You truly do get what you pay for. If you have a lot of 35mm film or slides to scan don’t expect great results from a flatbed scanner. An actual…
How to Scan a Photo for Restoration
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How to Scan a Photo for Restoration

First, check your photos for dirt, lint, or smudges. Gently remove surface dust and dirt with a soft brush or lint-free photo wipe. Also check the scanner glass for lint, hair, fingerprints, or smudges. Use a lint-free pad or wipe to thoroughly…
Breathtaking Photo Restoration Begins With the Scanner
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Breathtaking Photo Restoration Begins With the Scanner

Before any digital restoration can be performed, the original photo (or film negative) needs to be scanned. This step is critical, since it ultimately determines the quality of your restored photo. The Scanner: Needless to say, try…