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30 March 2018

RAF Centenary – Colourised RAF Photos Brought to Life

On 1st April 2018, the world’s first independent air force – the Royal Air Force celebrates their 100th Anniversary. RAF Marham delved into their old photo archives, selecting photos of 51 Squadron Royal Flying Corps, engine fitters and aircrafts such as Fe2b and the Wellington Bomber. As part of the RAF Centenary celebrations, these photos have been breathtakingly colourised, bringing these special historical moments to life.

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24 March 2018

Documenting Family History – My Grandad’s Life Story

Since retiring, my Grandad – Roy Arthur Sharp, has been writing his life story. It may have taken him 20 odd years to complete but he got there in the end!  He is always full of stories and with us all living busy lives remembering them will be difficult, that’s why documenting family history is important. It was a pleasure to turn his life story into a printed book, for him to hand out to our family so we can share and refer to those moments for years to come.

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30 December 2017

How much does photo restoration cost?

Every old photo has been on its own unique journey. Whether its been – carried around in a purse, framed in front of a window,  stored in a damp loft or battered by the elements of war. So, how much does photo restoration cost?

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30 September 2017

Colourised Prisoner Photos of Barnsley’s Criminal Past

Murder, theft and even a case of ‘furious driving’; Barnsley Archives delve into history to unlock criminal tales of the Victorian era. To coincide with their exhibition Changing Crimes: True Stories of Barnsley’s Criminal Past’, colourised prisoner photos have brought these moments to life.

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13 July 2017

Dad who has everything — How about a colourised black & white photo?

So, it’s that time of year again when you’re trying to think of birthday gift ideas for Dad. He has everything and doesn’t want anything — I’m sure it’s a common problem!  I decided to colourise a black & white photo, so I scanned his favourite old family photo and got started!

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18 June 2017

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Colourise a Black and White Photo

Thinking of a unique Father’s Day gift each year is always a challenge!  There are only so many times you can buy ‘No. 1 Dad’ mugs, socks and chocolate! And while we’re on the subject – I really despise all those typical unimaginative greeting cards for Dads! Not every Dad loves golf, DIY, vintage cars and farting!

So if you’re ever stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas – colourise a black and white photo and frame it!

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6 June 2017

How to Restore a Photo for FREE using this Online Photo Editor…

Recently, I came across this great free online photo editor called Pixlr. (It even has a very fitting tagline with this blog! – Make every moment beautiful!) Pixlr has a similar interface to Photoshop,  equipped with the tools perfect for some simple DIY free photo restoration. Read on and i’ll explain some of the tools to show you how to restore a photo for FREE.

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27 May 2017

Family Tree Photo Collage Wall Art

I recently started looking into my own family history, particularly photographs. I find these captured moments fascinating and it’s a shame to just have them digitally archived. This got me thinking…  wouldn’t it be great to create a family tree photo collage to display a collection of photos, past and present?

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18 May 2017

Scanning glass plate negatives of Kent County Cricket Club

In the late 1800s – early 1900s, glass plate negatives were the commonly used photographic process. The images were exposed to a glass plate which were coated with a silver gelatin emulsion, however they were (and still are!) very fragile and the emulsion can be easily scratched. Scanning glass plate negatives reveals those moments in history, preserving them for our future generations.
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10 May 2017

How to remove paper texture when restoring an old photo

When scanning your old family photos to archive those moments, you may face the problem of a honeycomb texture spoiling your scan. This is due to the “silk finish” paper texture, which was used a lot back in the day.

Read on and I will show you how to remove paper texture when restoring an old photo.

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