My parents have boxes and boxes of old photos in a storage unit, secured in the pages of those old sticky page photo albums (which I read somewhere will eat through the photos eventually. I never remember this until I can’t do anything about it). I also have a storage unit with boxes of CD’s holding years of photographs of my daughter, which one day may end up having to be digitally restored; who knows where technology will take us). I often wonder if I should do something with those photographs, the story of our lives, my family’s heritage and then I figured maybe an easier way is just to get those Facebook printed books and have at least the last 6 years of my life documented. The entire process just seems like a lot of effort to me, as in two generations, all that will be remembered of me will most likely be some old photos.
But who knows, perhaps someday, someone out there will make a time-lapse of an old photograph of mine and restore it for the world to see – such as the very cool time-lapse below created by Joaquin Villaverde. The clip shows 1.5 hours of Photoshop retouching and restoration done on an old photograph. Before our very eyes, the cracked and discolored image is cleaned up and colorized in three minutes. It’s quite amazing actually.
Watch Old Damaged Photo RESTORATION & COLORIZATION – [TIMELAPSE]
[Via Digital Rev]