Pictures from the 1970’s – 1990’s Era May Need Picture Restoration Work

Pictures from the 1970's - 1990's Era May Need Picture Restoration WorkPictures from the 1970’s – 1990’s Era May Need Picture Restoration Work

When thinking about having a picture restored, we usually think of vintage, or antique family photos.   While those are certainly candidates needing picture restoration services, there’s another category that tends to be entirely overlooked. Those are pictures from the 1970’s – 1990’s era.

As I am going through my family’s photos and doing restoration work on them, I’m realizing how many pictures could be significantly improved. These are photo in the 1970’s – 1990’s. They are discolored, faded, yellowing. I know mine can’t be the only ones doing this from this era.  You can see in the pictures below.

It’s important to get pictures restored sooner rather than later. The more damaged an old picture is, the more extensive getting it restored becomes. The final result can become compromised in some cases.

There’s also the risk or fire, water or smoke damage occurring. If that photo is your only copy, it needs to be protected as soon as possible. Simply the process of having a picture restored, creates a digital copy. It should be put on your computer, plus in a cloud drive somewhere.   Another layer of protection would be to burn it on two CDs. Keep it at a friend or relatives home and one CD at your home. However, don’t expect files to live forever on CD’s. Some experts give a shelf live of about 5 years on a CD before file derogation may occur.

Visit How to Get An Old Picture Restore Project Going to learn more.

Valerie Garner

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Before – discoloration, yellowing and fading already occurring in this 1970’s photo.
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After – Discolor and fading removed. Subjects sharpened. Lighting adjusted.