View Full Version : Can someone help me restore these two pictures?

28-03-15, 19:12
Hi all,

I was wondering if someone could have a look at these two pictures to see if they can restore them. I've uploaded them to Photobucket and hope i have pasted them to this thread properly. When i scanned them some time ago i scanned them in 300dpi. But if need to redo them due to being too small to restore then please let me know.

They are both of my great grandmother one in early life and one that must be not long before she passed away in 1945. Also, i'd like to see if we can guess a close age of my great grandmother on the youngest photo so i can see what year the picture would have been taken.




alan 128
28-03-15, 21:00
They are very small only 2 inches by 1 inch so they become pixilated when expanded to work on and you cannot get a good restore.they do need to be rescanned a bigger size for a better restore.
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh105/alan2002/Clara%201_zpsivv7wuvp.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/alan2002/media/Clara%201_zpsivv7wuvp.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh105/alan2002/Clara%202_zpsbpt4xrwc.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/alan2002/media/Clara%202_zpsbpt4xrwc.jpg.html)

28-03-15, 23:32
Ok Alan thanks, I'll see if i can redo the younger one.

18-04-15, 13:58
Unfortunately i have mislaid the picture of my great nan but will continue to hunt it down. In the meantime, is it possible to have a look and see if you can do anything with this picture. For black and white pictures is it better to scan them colour or grayscale? I scanned the picture below on 600 dpi.

I downloaded GIMP the other day and had a look at it to see if i could attempt to have a go myself but no such luck. Still haven't a clue. I did see a GIMP guide in the shops but will not pay the cover price.



alan 128
18-04-15, 14:57
Will have a go but it will be early next week.
I have not used Gimp, but there is a lot of of help on how to use it on Youtube

alan 128
20-04-15, 18:59
not very good
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh105/alan2002/FAMILY%20HISTORY/George%20gscale_zps62b9arbb%201aa.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/alan2002/media/FAMILY%20HISTORY/George%20gscale_zps62b9arbb%201aa.jpg.html)

21-04-15, 11:04
Thank you so much.