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Wednesday 3 December 2014

Sometimes the most simple photograph taken on a cheap camera means so much more than one taken by a professional photographer.

Which is just the case with this old wedding snap. Unfortunately it got torn in two and someone had tried to repair it with sellotape.

 

My client wanted it repairing to give it as a Christmas present for  the couple, his parents, as he knew the sentimental value it held for his mother.

 

I repaired the tear, removed unwanted people and objects, adjusted the colour fade and added a mount to give it a more wedding theme.

 

Client:

Mr. J. Little

Middleton

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Espon V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

Wonderful friendly service, the picture in question was restored after being ripped and also had a chair and a person who was also in the shot removed.

 It has made a wonderful Xmas gift and I couldn't be any more happier with the work.

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Monday 1 December 2014

 

I love these old WW1 photographs and unfortunately many of the men pictured here fell during the conflict.

 

So, I take great pride in restoring photographs like this one. Because of their sacrifice 100 years ago, you and I are here to day.

 

Client:

Mrs. C. Collinge

Springhead

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

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Friday 28 November 2014

 

I am not a great lover of coloring black and white photographs.

So when a regular client came to me and asked if I could colour these two photographs for her I wasn't looking forward to the task.

 

However, in all honesty. I am very pleased with the result.

 

Client:

Mrs. B. Howarth

Stretford

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

This service was absolutely brilliant. My photos were so damaged and torn I did not think that I could bring them back to life.

 However, Altered Images have magically restored my photos and you can not tell one single bit that the originals were so poor.

I would recommend altered images to anyone that needs their photos restored. We would just like to say a massive thank you

 

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Monday 10 November 2014

 

 

This is one of several old postcards sent to me from a lady in York.
The postcards are part of her local history collection and had seen better days.

This one of the Vicarage at Healaugh had become tinted with a blue cast. Probably caused by the make up of the ink that has degraded over the year.

 

Client:

Mrs. V. Shipley

Kirk Hammerton

York

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

Many thanks for the work undertaken and the speedy response. I have some more work later.

Best wishes

Mrs. V. Shipley

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Saturday 3 November 2014

 

 

When this client contacted me about doing this fantasy photograph for her brother's 50 birthday. I didn't know what to expect when the photograph arrived.

His young man had entered a fancy dress competition whilst on holiday with his parents and his sisters. Unfortunately he didn't win and sulked for the rest of the holiday. So he was called the incredible sulk and the nick name stuck with him for many years  to come.

Fortunately, he saw the funny side of it and all the family and friends had a good laugh at the party.

 

Client:

Mrs. Michelle Maxwell

Baldock

Hertfordshire

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

An excellent image even more fantastic by Altered Images. Highly recommended!

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Friday 31 October 2014

 

 

I just had to do this fantasy photograph of a friends daughter which she posted on Facebook.

The young lady was all dressed up for her nursery's Halloween party.

 

 

Client:

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

iPhone

 

 

Comments:

Oh David! she loves it. Took it to Nursery to show everyone. Cheers Jen.

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Friday 31 October 2014

 

 

This lovely family photograph was brought to me by the young lad sat on the chair.
He's now grown up and wanted me to restore the colour so that he could present his grand parents, the two older adults in the picture, with a framed copy for their wedding anniversary.

 

Client:

Mr. Colin Maguire

Royton

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

Again, another wonderful job. Thanks

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Friday 10 October 2014

 

 

Thought you might like to see the final product. Two CDs and case insert. I have added thumb nail images of every member of the family on the disc so my cousin can add the names and a little history about them, so in the future the information will not be lost.

Below are the two original albums.

 

Client:

Mr. Ian Nuttall

Barnard Castle

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

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Wednesday 8 October 2014

 

 

Another two photographs from the family albums.
In total I have scanned and retouched 75 photographs of my relatives.

Both these emigrated to the USA around the turn of the 20th century.

 

Client:

Mr. Ian Nuttall

Barnard Castle

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

 


 

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Monday 6 October 2014

 

These two photographs are over 100 years old. They were sent to me by my mother's cousin in two Victorian Photograph Albums which have been passed down the family over the generations.

As you can see in the before photographs that even though they have been stored in an album they have suffered the passage of time.

 

Ian wanted me to scan the images and restore where necessary and copy all the finished photographs onto disc. So that he could distribute them to all the family and preserve our family history for future generations.

 

Client:

Mr. Ian Nuttall

Barnard Castle

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Comments:


 

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Wednesday 23 July 2014

 

I love doing these fantasy photographs. This was done for my clients husbands birthday, as a surprise.

 

I believe he had always wanted to play for Man Utd. But I feel he wasn't up to their standard, so he will have to do with this.

 

At least he can pretend to the grand children whilst they are young. "See I told you I played for Utd, here's a photo"

 

I  hope he enjoyed it on his birthday and continues to get enjoyment from it for many tears to come. Happy Birthday Mr. Fielding. 

 

Client:

Mrs. Fielding

Royton

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Comments:

"Great service, with a fast turn around."

 

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Monday 14 July 2014

 

Not all photo restoration is about repairing missing areas or removing blemishes.

It also entails restoring colour to faded photographs, as with this lovely 1980's wedding photo.

 

Due to exposure to sun light and the elements this cherished photo as lost most of its colour and looks a little pale.

 

With modern digital technology and help from the human eye, the colour has been restored to its original state.

 

Together with advances in photograph printing this is guaranteed fade resistant for 150 years.

 

I wont be around then but I hope the photograph still is.

 

Client:

Mr. R. Murphy

Royton

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Comments:

"Impressed by service and quality of product."

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Wednesday 9 July 2014

 

 

Just finished a lovely restoration project of 9 photographs of a local sporting legend Kid Lees.
Oldham born Kid was a professional boxer from 1919-1937.

As you can see from the photographs they were all badly damaged. They all had corners missing and were badly creased. There was also a lot of surface dirt, from years of being handled which I was able to remove prior to scanning.

 

Then with some TLC and a lot of patience I was able to retouch the photographs and repair the damaged areas.

 

Client:

Mr. A. Spence

Royton

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo Scanner

Distilled water, wetting agent and cotton buds.

 

 

Comments:

"Excellent service, it really brings the photographs to life."


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Thursday 3 July 2014

 

Today I have been busy with 6 photo restorations for this client who wanted them all the same size in order that the can all be framed and placed on display. I have posted two of them.

The first, a quick retouch around the feet where the emulsion had peeled away and a touch up here and there to remove small creases and blemishes. Plus converting it to a Black and White print.

The sharp eyed, will also see that I have stretched the background in order to make the photo fit into a modern frame.

 

The second, a lovely mother and daughter picture. Which had suffered some fading over the years as well as some wear and tear.

 

Again the creases and blemishes were retouched out and then the faded areas darkened to match the rest of the image.

 

Client:

Mrs. K. Quinn

Rochdale

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 photo scanner

 

 

Comments:

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"David was very professional and friendly. He discussed what I wanted and advised me on what was possible.

The photos I had copied and enlarged were over 50 years old and I was very pleased with the outcome as were the rest of my family.

Our treasured family photos have been preserved and we can now display and enjoy them. David delivered them to my home.

I would highly recommend David."


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Saturday 21 June 2014

 

When I saw this photograph of my new grand nephew I just had to do something about that frown. Apparently he had been smiling or was it wind, as the shutter clicked.

 

This is an all to common problem, you line up the shot and it changes the second you press the button. Sometimes you get a second chance. But if not I can always help out.

 

Anyway using the newish feature in Photoshop 'puppet warp'. A quick tweak put the smile back on his face.

 

Client:

Me

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Comments:


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Thursday 19 June 2014

 

Meet Albert Chidley PC 2.A

Another  World War 1 photo restoration I did for Greater Manchester Police Museum.

 

PC Chidley enlisted with the 26th Battalion Manchester Regiment Ex Police Constable Albert Chidley, who had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Army, died at Chester Military Hospital on the 28th October 1915, from Spotted Fever contracted whilst in training at Prees Heath, Staffs, notification of death having been received on the 29th October'

 

Its an honor to have restored this wonderful photograph for the Museum's WW1 tribute to police officers who served in that war.

 

Client:

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Newton Street

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

"We asked Altered Images to restore some images that were to be used in a forthcoming museum exhibition. The work was carried out very quickly and the restored images are a huge improvement on the originals and will make a much better display. We are very pleased with the results."

 

 

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Thursday 19 June 2014

 

Photograph No. 2 of Albert Chidley PC 2.A

A World War 1 photo restoration I did for Greater Manchester Police Museum.

 

PC Chidley enlisted with the 26th Battalion Manchester Regiment Ex Police Constable Albert Chidley, who had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Army, died at Chester Military Hospital on the 28th October 1915, from Spotted Fever contracted whilst in training at Prees Heath, Staffs, notification of death having been received on the 29th October'

 

Its an honour to have restored this wonderful photograph for the Museum's WW1 tribute to police officers who served in that war.

 

Client:

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Newton Street

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:


Mary Randles - GMP

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Tuesday   17 June 2014

I love this photograph. Unfortunately, its not what the photographer or her client wanted. But try as much as they could they were unable to get the little one to settle without the dummy.

 

That's were I come in. Can you please remove the dummy and replace it with a mouth, was the request.

 

Never wanting to let down two damsels in distress, I accepted the challenge.

 

 

Client:

Blossom Tale Photography

Sturton by Stow

Lincoln

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Comments:

I can't believe how good Altered Images was. I was in a pickle with a newborn image and David was able to sort very swiftly and produced an excellent end result. Will highly recommend and no doubt use again. It took the stress out of editing the session. Huge Thank you.

Stacy Skeates - 11 Aug 2014

 

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Saturday   3 June 2014

 

I came across this photograph on Facebook- Royton in Pictures.

I have done a photo restoration on it pure and simply because it was damaged and someone had taken the time to post it on Facebook for others to enjoy.

 

Unfortunately photographs become damaged and then get thrown away and are then lost for ever.

I restore photographs because I believe in preserving our heritage and our history through photographs.

This 1950's photo of workmen working on the new council houses in Royton, Lancashire. is a typical example. Hopefully now it will last till eternity.

 

Client:

None

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Comments:

 

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Tuesday   3 June 2014

 

This is a photograph of the new Man City striker for 2024. Or at the moment better known as my grand nephew.

 

The photo was taken on the weekend before at a soccer tournament where his young man scored 6 goals in 4 games to help his team win the Cup. Unfortunately several people managed to get in the background and spoil the shot.

 So with the help of Uncle David and Photoshop the disappeared as if by magic. 

 

Client:

Mr. M. Smith

Lees

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

HTC phone.

 

 

Comments:

That's great, thanks David.

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Monday   2 June 2014

 

This photograph is a photograph of this clients late husband. Unfortunately it has been sat in the sun for 20+ years and has faded badly.

Plus to add insult to injury, when trying to remove it from the frame, the surface stuck to the glass and started to peel off.

 

Luckily both problems are fixable and the photo restoration is complete.

 

The picture is now back on display, but no longer in direct sunlight.

 

Client:

Mrs. A. Burgess

Stalybridge

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

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Thursday 15 May 2014

 

This client brought me this lovely photo of herself and her father. She had taken it from an old picture frame and putting into a new one to give to her father as a present.

 

Unfortunately the photograph had become damp sometime and the paper had stuck to the glass, and on removing it had left the white spots you can see on the left hand image.

 

I was asked if I could repair the damage. To which I replied "No problem".

 

Any chance you could remove the bottle of coke as well.

 

As you can see, I did more than that I removed all the glasses as well.

 

Client:

Mrs. A.M. Bridgehouse

Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

Excellent, fast service. I requested two photos to be digitally enhanced, one was water damaged and needed items to be removed, one needed photo cropping. The results are of a very high standard, I can fully recommend David at Altered Images for any photographs that need restoring or enhancing.
A.M. Bridgehouse - 19 May 2014

 

 

 

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Friday 25 April 2014

 

This is the second World War 1 photo restoration I did for Greater Manchester Police Museum.

 

It shows two black Marias transporting enemy aliens to Exchange Station in Manchester for transportation to the POW camp at Connahs Quay.

 

Client:

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Newton Street

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

David, did two photographs for us at the GMP Museum which are fantastic! Well recommended.
Mary Randles - GMP

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Sunday 2 April 2014

 

I had the honor this week to be asked if I could restore this world war 1 photograph of PC 263D Albert Longworth, who was a mounted police officer with the old Manchester City Police Force.

 

Albert enlisted into the Mounted Military Police on 30th March 1915.

 

He returned to the force on the 18th May 1918, and continued to serve until 24th July 1937 when he retired. His medals are held at the RMP Museum.

 

As you can see the photograph was badly creased and the surface had flacked off in places. The original photograph was only 5.5" x 3.3" and scanned at 2400 dpi. I was asked if I could also enlarge the image as it was going to be used in a display. I increased the size to 15" x 9" this allowed the image to be printed at over 6ft high.

It also resulted in the minute dust spots looking like peas.

But the end result was well worth the effort. I'm pleased that I was able bring PC 263D's photograph back to its full glory.

 

Client:

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Newton Street

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

David, did two photographs for us at the GMP Museum which are fantastic! Well recommended.
Mary Randles - GMP

 

PC263D Albert Longworth Manchester City Police
   

   

Wednesday 25 March 2014

 

This lovely old baby photograph is over 90 years old and shows my clients mother at a couple of weeks old.

 

The original was suffering badly with areas missing and numerous cracks and creases across the surface.

 

I repaired the blemishes and restored the missing areas. I also increased the height of the back of the seat so the photograph would fit into a modern photo frame.

 

I also added a new dress, using a royalty fee image. This brought some much needed detail to the area that was missing from the original.

 

Client:

Mrs. M. Yearn

Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Badly damaged photograph of a baby
   

   

Saturday 8 March 2014

 

Over the years I have restored hundreds of old photographs and more recently I have been asked to restore some old postcards.

 

I quite like the look of these sepia toned post cards. So I applied the same sepia tone to several of the photos I have restored of the area around where I live.

 

I have now had these printed as 8.5 in x 5.5 in postcards.

 
These retro vintage postcards are now available on EBay. Buy here.

 

A selection are also available here:

 

  • Lees Village Tea Rooms - High Street Lees.

  • Style & Salvaged - Kinders Lane, Greenfield.

  • Dr. Kershaw's Hospice - Turf Lane, Royton.

Photo restoration of an old postcard of Dobcross

Friday 21 February 2014

 

I rediscovered this photograph whilst looking for something else.


It is one I did back in 2002. Its a lovely photograph of my friends mother and father. She found it hanging from the back of a drawer in an old sideboard at her fathers.


I thought it was time it saw the light of day again and to share it with you.

 

Client:

Mrs. J Clements

Diggle, Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop 5

HP Photo scanner

 

 

Photo Restoration of husband and wife

Wednesday 12 February 2014

 

This lovely photograph from a regular client of her father was one of four she brought to me to restore.


This was the worst with creases and blemishes all over it.


But after some TLC and a reduction in height to accommodate modern photo frames it will soon be sitting on the piano for everyone to enjoy.

 

Client:

Ms. G. Wilson

Greenfield, Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop CS6

Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Photo Restoration of young man stood on the pier at Blackpool
 
 
 
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