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20 September 2023

Photo Restoration – AI vs Professionally by Hand

With a range of AI tools now on offer, the question is are AI Photo Restoration Services any good and how do they compare to the work of a professional photo restorer? Let’s put AI to the test, with a mixture of old photos in need of some restoration. May the battle commence ‘Photo Restoration – AI vs Professionally by Hand’.

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7 May 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Two small girls waving their flags in the rubble of Battersea on VE Day

The photo was taken on 8th May 1945 in London. Such a powerful, emotional image. They’ve grown up in a frightening world surrounded by devastation, which they would have considered normal.

I decided to colourise the black and white photo in celebration of VE Day 75th Anniversary.

Colourised WWII photo of two small girls waving their flags in the rubble of Battersea on VE Day 1945
Colourised photo of two small girls waving their flags in the rubble of Battersea on VE Day on May 8th 1945
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7 April 2020

Colourising – AI vs Professionally Hand-Coloured

Colourising beautifully brings an old photo to life, with every essence of emotion re-captured like it was yesterday! Traditionally coloured by hand, but is it possible to colourise photos with AI?

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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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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 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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