Category Archives: Digital Restoration

Remember the Maine

Every image we work with is compelling in its own way but recently we received a box of 30 nitrate negatives for preservation that had appreciable historical significance. So badly curled, brittle, and stuck together were the almost 120-year-old negatives … Continue reading

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Before and After: 35mm Acetate Film Stripping

As we have posted previously, we have had some success treating deteriorating 35mm negatives by stripping the gelatin image layer from itsĀ acetate base. These are scans of the stripping project and experiments that we have been carrying out over the … Continue reading

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Digital Restoration of Painted Photographs

Before color film became widely available in the 1950’s, hand coloring photographs with various pigments was a popular way to artistically enhance or add realism to monochrome photographs.Ā  In the case of portraits, over painting could almost completely obscure the … Continue reading

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