Photo Restoration Forum.

Discussion in 'Photo Restoration' started by von Poop, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    New place for tips, queries, and all out full restoration of those crumpled, stained & torn Military/Family photos.

    First things first - if you want to upload photos, all the gen on how to do it is here:
    How to insert pictures

    If you only have one precious digital copy of a picture, make a copy of it first before uploading or sharing it - Keep the original in a safe place.

    Photo restorers usually want large files, and decent quality scans. If you have bother uploading largish stuff (the forum can be quirky beyond a few meg), consider using Flickr, Photobucket, or other online photo hosts.

    One more thing: This isn't going to be primarily about offering Pro services (though some that I've seen definitely have pro skills). I don't mind if some commercial services pop up and leave a post or two, but this needs to stay mostly amateur & friendly.

    Maybe if you like the results from a friendly member, consider bunging a few quid to an appropriate military charity?


    I'll now go and gather some threads.
  2. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Great service to provide also look forward to discussing technical aspects of the restoration.
  3. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Excellent idea Adam.
  4. Phaethon

    Phaethon Historian

    Any chance of enlarging the photograph forum with a non-restoration then and now section? Or would that be pointless and distract from the main forum?

    Also, I am available to add Telly Savalas ("Tellyvising" your image) to any ww2 related photographs free of charge, although I only work on Saturdays between the hours of 2 and 3 and need at least a few hours turn-around.
  5. Owen

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  6. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    Hi is there anybody that can help with a photo I chanced upon but cannot enhance, I have the site address. if possible would love to see it enhanced. The site I found it on is and the photo is of a company of fusiliers and under the photo is written 'The Depot, Churchill Barracks, Ayr. The photo link is as follows The reason I would like it enhanced is that I am trying to find photos of my late father who died when I was a baby and he served with the RSF 2nd Battalion but did serve at the depot in Ayr. One of the fusiliers does look like a possible match which makes me think it may not be the 11th Battalion in the photo. Any assistance would be great. Thanks Andy
  7. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi Andy,

    There's a slightly better version as scanned from a recruitment brochure to be found here:

    Just click on it for the larger pic. The attachment added here has been cropped with a touch of contrast. Someone with better skills might be able to do more? The photo you pointed to could possibly be a post card. Otherwise you would need an original print for the best detail.

    Regards ...

  8. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    Hi Cee sorry for the delay in replying have since found out from my brother that he has this photo in a journal, don't know whether I can get a better take of that but thanks for trying and for the info. Cheers Andy
  9. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    You're welcome Andy and good luck with your search ... :)

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