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8 November 2019

Remembered in Colour: Henry Birkett Shimelds

Today, we commemorate the fallen heroes of The Great War, who fought valiantly in the line of duty for our freedom. Unfortunately for one gentleman, Henry Birkett Shimelds sadly died a day before the signing of the Armistice that brought WWI to an end. How we wish he could have seen the day!

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14 September 2019

Can a sun faded photo be restored?

Displaying our favourite family photos around the home is something we all love to do.  However, being exposed to sunlight for many years those precious moments are at risk of fading and discolouration. But can a sun faded photo be restored?

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14 September 2019

How to restore a sun faded photo?

Sun fading is a common issue when displaying our favourite photos that are exposed to sunlight, over time it will damage the photo. Here is a 4 step guide: How to restore a sun faded photo.

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8 July 2019

Sharing those Moments of Photo Restoration

Photo restoration enables us to preserve the visual memories of our ancestors. Every old photo holds it’s own story, and that moment deserves to be seen for future generations to come.

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7 July 2019

Animating old photographs – bringing historic moment to life

I’ve recently been learning how to use After Effects, so I thought I’d experiment with animating old photographs. Adding colour certainly makes an old photo more relatable but with the addition of animation, it will really give a sense of life.

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17 February 2019

How to Scan a Photo for Restoration

One of the most important factors for achieving a good photo restoration result is starting with a high quality scan, as the quality of the final result is directly related to the quality of the supplied scan.

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17 November 2018

1940s glass blowers revealed from scanning glass plates

Thomas William Wingent, born in 1904, was a member of The Society of Glass Technology (SGT) from 1942 to 1959. A society for individuals and organisations with a professional interest in glass manufacture and usage. SGT was founded in Sheffield in 1917.

A selection of glass plate negatives from the 1940s, reveal fascinating photos of glass blowing technicians and various tools and apparatus.

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29 July 2018

Colourise Black & White Wedding Photos

Your wedding day is one of the most special moments of your life and having photos is a perfect way to remember it. However, in the days before colour photography, over time these memories you hold will fade and you may be left wondering “what colour flowers did we have?”.

Worry not, you can colourise black and white wedding photos.

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7 July 2018

Colourise Black & White Football Photos

Moments in football are often dramatic, but do old black & white football photos carry the same excitement as ones from the modern day? Colourising old football photos gives them a new lease of life, as you can see in the photo of Anthony Nicholas and Jimmy Greaves  during training at Chelsea.

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7 July 2018

Colourise Black & White World War Photos

Our heroes of War deserve to be remembered by more than a faded black and white photo, they deserve to be remembered in full colour. Adding colour to these  historic moments brings them back to life and highlights all the tiny details that are often missed in black and white.

Here are a collection of colourised military and World War photos.

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