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Thursday 17 December 2015


This photograph of 5 puppies in a tub was taken by a photographer friend of mine, Jude Gidney.

I spotted it on Facebook just after she had posted it. they looked so cute I just had to use them in a montage. So here they are, their "First Lesson - Fetch"

 

 

 

Client:

Mrs. Jude Gidney

Jude Gidney Photography

Woodend Mill

Mossley

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

 

Time taken: 1 hour 44 minute

First Lesson - Fetch

   

Thursday 12 November 2015


This collection of photographs shown on the right, belong to a regular client who is archiving the family photographs for her family. The 18 shown here are just a selection of the 24 I have done in this batch.

 

I hope you like looking at them as much as I did restoring them.

 

Client:

Mrs. K. Quinn

Royton

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Time taken: 10 hour 44 minutes

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Monday 09 November 2015


This badly faded photograph was brought to me by the proud father of his little girl.

His daughter is now grown up and this is her favourite photograph of when she was a child.

With her pending birthday, Dad decided to see if anything could be done to rectify the colour loss.


That part was relatively easy, what cause the headache was the hundreds of tiny cracks all over the surface. It reminded me of a broken car windscreen. You know when it shatters into thousands of very small piece.


Touching out all of them would have been cost prohibited so with the clients approval I added a canvass texture to masked them and gave the picture the appearance it was printed on canvass.

 

Client:

Mr. P Clarke

Royton

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Time taken: 1 hour 13 minutes

 

 

Comments:

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Monday 09 November 2015


This lovely photograph of my clients late parents, was proudly displayed in the conservatory of her home. But unfortunately the sun light has bleached the colours and given it a blue tint.

This is something that unfortunately happens to photographs which are exposed to direct sunlight. However the fading can be rectified and the image transformed back to its original colours.

 

 

Client:

Mrs. N. Lever

Royton

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

Time taken: 1 hour 30minutes

 

 

Comments:

"My photograph had been displayed in my conservatory and the sun had faded it, it was a picture of my parents who have passed away so it was very sentimental. David very kindly came to my house and picked up, he very professionally restored it for me and now due to his brilliant work, it now looks absolutely fabulous. Thank you very much."

 

 

 

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Sunday 8 November 2015

 


Its not often I get asked to photograph comparisons these days. But to be fair I did offer to do it.

These two photographs belong to the family of a very old friend. They were wondering if they were the same person.

It is very easy to prove that photographs of two similar looking people are not the same person. But very hard to prove they are the same person, especially if the photograph are taken years part and show the face at different angles.

 

However, the proportions and position of the facial features of these two are so very much alike that there is a strong possibility that they are in fact the same person. The one on the right being probably as an older man.

Several features are constant in a person as they age and do not alter unless traumatized.

In the animated image you can see the comparison lines I have used and the facial features of both men match. The only time you would expect to see this is with another human is if the subjects were identical twins.

 

Client:

Mrs. L. Vernon

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Time taken:

 

 

Comments:



Photo Comparison of two photographs by Altered Images

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Friday 30 October 2015

 

Recently a photographer friend of mine posted this rather orange photograph on a Facebook group we both belong to.

 

She was upset that the DJ at the wedding reception changed the lighting to orange lights as she was about to take the photograph of the first dance without telling her.

 

In an attempt to save the day and show the couple she had caught their first dance she converted it to Black & White which worked and with adjusted contrast looked fantastic.

 

I kept going back to the photograph and looking at it and thinking their must be a way of correcting the lighting.

So earlier this week I decided to see if I could do something to rectify the colours. My attempt is shown below

 

 

Client:

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Time taken:

 

 

Comments:

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Wednesday 28 October 2015

 

Well I have restored photographs from Canada, Italy and New Zealand. But this one comes from Russia.
The photograph was taken many years ago, and shows a young boy with his grandfather. The young boy is now a grown man, who now lives in England and this is a very special photograph to him.
So my client, a friend of this young man wanted me to restore it for him as a birthday present.
I hope he likes the restored image and that it will take pride of place in this home.

 

Client:

Mr. J. Rawsthorne

Mossley

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 1hour 13min.

 

 

Comments:

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Thursday 08 October 2015

 

this 1950's photograph of my clients mother has suffered from water damage and also received a few creases over the years.

These were easily remedied and I also removed the reflexion from the mirror in the background.

 

Client:

Mrs. K. Armstrong

Grasscroft

Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 0hour 42 min.

 

 

Comments:

  
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Thursday 08 October 2015

 

These 5 photographs are the second batch I have had the privilege of working on for this client.

As you can see they are all suffering from wear and tear, some more than others.

I have not over worked these photographs, I have repaired the damage and retouch areas that needed it. You will also notice that several have been cropped.

This was done at the clients request and not something I like to do. But in this instance it has made better composite photographs, as the areas cropped out where of no value to the photographs.

 

 

Client:

Mrs. J. Greenwood

Ashton

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 1hour 58 min.

 

 

Comments:

Great photographs the old photos now look like the were taken the other day , looking round for more to be done, great service.
Jane Greenwood - 17 Oct 2015

 
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Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

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Monday 28 September 2015

 

This little photograph as spent the last 30 years in the wallet of this client.

It shows his beloved Joyce out with her mates on a girly night out.

Well all I can say is, "I hope the restored one lasts as long".

Client:

Mr. D. O'Brien

Stalybridge

Tameside

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

Time taken: 45 min.

Comments:

"Brilliant service, quality results, my friends and I were really impressed with what this service can do and did for me."

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Monday 14 September 2015

 

A lovely WW1 photograph of this clients Grandfather with his beloved horse.

The mount has suffered from damp and the loss of a corner. The photograph was discoloured, marked and water stained. Plus someone had drawn dark lines around the  trouser legs and jacket.

I converted the image to black and white adjusted the levels to add more contrast and included some burning to bring out the dappled markings on the horse. Blemishes and marks where retouched. Finally I increased the height of the photograph, to meet with modern paper sizes, by stretching the top few inches.

 

 

Client:

Mr. D, Green

Ashton under Lyne

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 1 hour 29 min.

 

 

Comments:

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Friday 11 September 2015

 

This 1970's wedding photograph had faded over the years and had become a little scruffy around the edges.

I was asked to restore the colour and enlarge it from a 6x4 inch photo to a 10x8 inch print. Unfortunately the 6x4 ratio doesn't lend itself to a 10x8 without some cropping or as in this case stretching the height of the door and surrounding stonework.

I also retouched the bottom left corner to remove the black cone and grass.

 

 

Client:

Mr. H. Broadbent

Delph

Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 45 min.

 

 

Comments:

Very helpful service and gave me 2 prints for the same price. Very handy - just down the road.
Hugh Broadbent - 24 Sep 2015

 

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Monday 31 August 2015

 

 

A friends little girl is Frozen mad and when visiting our local supermarket she had to poise with Olaf and insisted she had her picture taken with him.

When I saw it on my friend's Facebook page I had to do something with it. Hope you like the result.

 

Client:

Me

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

iPhone

 

Time taken: 20 min.

 

 

Comments:

She loved it David.

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Thursday 6 August 2015

These two delightful photographs were brought to me a couple of days after I had a stall at the Yorkshire Day Fair in Uppermill.

They show my client and his sister as very young children. Over the years they had become yellow and picked up one or two blemishes.

With a little TLC, I was able to restore the Black and White effect and remove the blemishes.

 

Client:

Mr. I. Lees

Uppermill

Saddleworth

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 16 mins.

 

 

Comments:

Altered images provided a fast and efficient service together with a high quality product. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for photo reproduction or restoration.

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Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

 

Thursday 28 August 2015

 

This is one of the most amazing photograph enhancements I think I have ever done.

The lady in the photographs came to me and asked if I could bring her dated wedding photograph up to date.

She explained that when her and her husband got married they could not afford a professional photographer and a friend of her father took the photographs.

 

My client was unsure what she wanted but sent me several modern day wedding backgrounds she thought would look nice. After I had explained the then having copyright restrictions on them, she became a little unhappy. So not wishing to lose a client I suggested I create a couple of backgrounds which were free of copyright.

 

The resulting two photographs on the right are the result.

 

My client liked them both and couldn't decide which one to have. So she ordered both.

 

Client:

Mrs. P. Davies

Audenshaw

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Scanner

 

Time taken: 3 hrs. 40 min.

 

 

Comments:

David Parker, Altered Images, gave helpful, professional advice and also listened to our requirements to refresh our tired looking, 35 yr. old Wedding photo.

Using his considerable skills and knowledge in photo restoration he has brightened up our photo and made my dress look white again.

We also discussed our preferences with him for a new background for our photo and David created two backgrounds for us to choose from, however, we couldn't decide which of the two backgrounds to choose from as they were both brilliant so we have happily purchased both photos showing a different background and they are absolutely beautiful.

Our favorite wedding photo of us both on our Wedding Day looks so special and refreshed.

We recommend Altered Images and we really do appreciate David's hard-work, especially as he fitted us in to get the photos ready for our 35th Wedding Anniversary in September 2015.

 

 

 

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Tuesday 11 August 2015

 

These two lovely old photographs are my client's maternal grandparents and as you can see Grandma has suffered some major damage. Whilst Grandpa is showing his age.

 

Mike wanted them restoring for his mother's birthday so I duly obliged.

 

As they had been taken at different times and in different studios I agreed to make the look as they had been taken together so he could frame them and give them as a present.

 

Client:

Mr. Colin Maguire

Royton

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 1 hrs. 50 min.

 

 

Comments:

I would highly recommend Altered Images for any photo restoration work. What was a completely torn photograph dating from around 1920 has been perfectly restored and reprinted using top quality paper and ink.

Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

 

Friday 15 July 2015

 

The two photographs on the right are the wedding photographs of my clients mother and father. Which unfortunately have suffered from wear and tear after years of being looked at.

So my client wanted them to be restored so she could frame the and give them to her parents as an anniversary present.

 

Client:

Mrs. R. Carrington

Cheadle

Stockport

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 1 hrs.

 

 

Comments:

Very happy with David's professional service. I couldn't of asked for better when it came to my photograph restorations. The quality of the finished product was outstanding and I had regular updates from David along the way. Would absolutely recommend Altered Images to friends and family.

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Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

 

Tuesday 7 July 2015

 

On the right is the CD and the case cover for 731 scanned and retouched photographs that I did for this clients elderly uncle.

They show the family history going back many decades and came to me in several photograph albums. I had to remove the photographs, scan them and then replace them back in the same order in the album. A long job, but well worth it in the end.

 

Client:

Ms. N. Hasanie

Chorlton

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 24hrs.36 min.

 

 

Comments:

Thank you David for scanning our Family photographs onto disk and retouching where needed. Photos are valuable as they contain memories of those loved ones we can't see, as well as reminders of treasured experiences. They were cared for, respected and preserved by you so that generations to come can learn who we all were. It brings to tears to my eyes thinking about my mum and granddad (whom aren't with us) and I am sure they would thank you too! I couldn't have chosen nicer people to do business with.

I did this Thank You Image for you Photograph Restoration by Altered Images

(hope you don't mind to express my gratitude).

 


 

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Friday 26 June 2015

 

These three photographs are from a family collection of photographs that I have had the privilege of restoring over the last few months.

In the first one we can see that the colour as faded and detail as been lost in the bride's dress. But with some clever use of colour balance and tonal values I had been able to bring the detail and colour back.

The other two have suffered the passage of time and have become tatty with creases and folds. They too have been restored and now have pride and place on the wall for everyone to see.

 

Client:

Mrs. K Quinn

Rochdale

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Time taken: 4 hrs. 45 mins

 

 

Comments:

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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Photograph restoration by Altered images

Photograph restoration by Altered images


 

Monday 08 June 2015

 

This project was to restore three family photographs that had seen better days.

The first one had been in a wallet for several years and had faded, become dog eared and rubbed against the fabric of the wallet to create a pattern on it.

Pictures two and three had unfortunately had liquid splashed on them, with had in turn damaged the ink used to print the photographs.

 

But with some TLC we returned them their former glory.

 

Client:

Mrs. S. Gaunt

Mossley

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Scanner

 

Time taken: 1 hrs. 40 mins

 

 

Comments:

What a lovely person and great service with a personal touch. I needed 3 photo's restored and emailed and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend this company. Thank you David.

 

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Tuesday 02 June 2015

 

To describe this photograph from the first world war as a lovely photograph. May shock some people but when you think about it. These soldiers may be injured but the survived and like my clients grandfather lived to the ripe old age of 90+

So its nice to be asked to restore these cherished photographs of our past, so that future generations can see part of their history.

 

Client:

Mr. D. Salt

Denton

Tameside

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

EpsonV500 Scanner

 

Time taken: 2 hrs. 08 mins

 

 

Comments:

From my first enquiry through to the finished item, David was very helpful. My damaged pictures from WW1 containing images of my Granddad are very special to me. Now that I have a clear and pristine set of images, I can pass this piece of history to my grandchildren. A personal service much cheaper than Boots or Max Spielman.

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Photograph Restorationby Altered Images

 

 

Tuesday 12 May 2015

 

 

Back in 1997 before modern technology allowed the organizers of races such as this to fit each runner with a micro chip which activated their own personal stop watch as they crossed the start line. Everyone's stop watch started the second the gun went off, and as this client who took part in the 1997 London Marathon it took 5 whole minute to reach the start line when the starting pistol set runners on their way.

So when he asked if I could correct his time on the official photograph of him crossing the finish, I was more than willing to assist.

 

Client:

Mr. R. Tanner

Fishponds

Bristol

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo Scanner

 

Time taken: 23 minutes.

 

 

 

Comments:

"Very pleased with new photograph put right something that had been niggling me for a number of years. Nice person would recommend him to everyone who needs photographic help."

Many thanks Rob.


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Thursday 18 May 2015

These lovely old photographs have seen better times. But cherished photographs do get damaged, because they are cherished and people handle them. They show them to friends and family. Not kept in a box on top of the wardrobe or the back of a drawer.

I was pleased that I was able to restore these wonderful old photographs.

 

Client:

Mr. B. Sutton

Stalybridge

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 photo scanner

Time taken: 1 hrs. 44minutes

 

 

Comments:

"Some very old and rather faded family photos brought back to life. Local service, nicely timed and convenient. Well worth the cost to me."

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

 

This little chappy, was so happy in the photo frame that they decided to stick around when Mum accidently broke the glass in the frame.

Literally stick around. The photograph had become stuck to the glass and when mum removed it several areas became damaged.

Panic, panic! Oh what am I going to do. Luckily a friend had see me at a craft fair and advised Mum to contact me.

 

Client:

Mrs. A. Mann

Denshaw, Saddleworth

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson Scanner 

Time taken:  26 minutes

 

Comments:

"I had a damaged photograph repaired of my daughter when she was a baby, I took it to David who sorted it all out and even got a new piece of glass and put everything back together. He was very polite and helpful.
It was all done very quickly and was very reasonably priced.
Would definitely use David again and would recommend him to anyone."


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Tuesday 5 May 2015

 

This project is another for a regular client.

The top photograph restoration is her favorite wedding photograph. Unfortunately the light has faded the colour. so I was asked to restore the colour to how it was.

 Problem is, it's a bit of a guess when it come to the colours. It's usually that long ago people have actually forgotten the shade of the colours. So I always go with the presumption that the Bride's dress is white. So if I get that right everything else should fall into place.

The bottom photograph is not really a Photograph restoration. It's more of a remake of a Sympathy card.

My client lost her daughter at a very young age and this card was sent to her by a friend. The words she wrote inside the card are very moving and very personal. That's why I have not shown them. Also the poem The Hope Range is also very moving. Because of that it was her pride and joy and of great sentimental value.

As the card started to fade and wear a friend took it upon themself, to laminate it in order to stop the card deteriorating any further. Unfortunately due to the small gem stones on the face of the card it became stuck inside the laminator. You can see what happened in the photo.

So I was asked if I could do something with it.

The only thing I could do was to remake it from scratch.

And a very rewarding job it was to, when I saw the joy on her face as she opened the envelope to view it.

 

Client:

Mrs. H. Sheridan

Uppermill, Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop CS6

Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner

Time taken: 2 hrs. 55minutes

 

Comments: 5*

Thank you very much!

 

 

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restoration of old sympathy card

 

 

Tuesday 31 March 2015

 

Been very busy today. This is the third project I have done.

This fantasy photograph was done for my client's brother in law's birthday.

What do you get a life long Man U fan, who is mad about Wayne Rooney. A fantasy photograph where he is seen on the pitch at Old Trafford and with his arms around his favorite player in a goal celebration.

 

Client:

 

Mrs. L. Griffin

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

Time taken: 30 minutes

 

Comments:

"I had 2 photo's, photo shot. Both were very good but one of them was amazing. David was very attentive to our needs. Have recommended him to friends."

Fantasy photo by Altered Images

 

 

Tuesday   31 March 2015

 

If a picture paints a thousand word, what does this photograph say.

I would love to know what these three cheeky monkeys have been up to.

 

I wonder if it was either of the two on the left of this picture who were responsible for the crayon scribbles. We will never know. for sure.

One thing which is, that with the help of Photoshop and quite a bit a patience I was able to remove the crayon retouch the damage and remove a little boy because nobody knows who he is.

 

The second photograph was a quick colour correction and then a repair to the water damage along the bottom edge.

 

 

Client:

Mrs. J. Hall

Stalybridge

Tameside.

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson Scanner

Time taken: 2 hrs. 50 minutes

 

 

Comments:

David has restored two very sentimental photographs, one of which had been crayoned over and torn, and he also removed a person from the photograph.

The other picture was water damaged, and the colour had faded. David has repaired and added the colour back into the photograph, it looks fantastic.

I have also had two photographs enlarged and printed onto canvas. First class job and would definitely recommend him.

 

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Tuesday   31 March 2015

 

I did this photograph retouch for a friend and fellow crafter. Sara had taken the photograph on her phone of her stall at a craft fair we exhibit at. Her intentions were to use the photograph as a publicity shot.

But when she looked at it later on she realized that she had also captured  a gentleman's reflection in one of the mirrors, there was also a poster on the wall behind the stall.

 

So with a quick flick of my pen and a gradient fill the poster is gone. Then a little Gaussian blur to the reflection and the man's identity is hidden.

 

Client:

Sara Gartside Designs

Mossley, Tameside.

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Time taken: 30 minutes

 

 

Comments:

Thanks for that David. Much better.

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Monday   30 March 2015

A selection of 1950s photographs scanned and burned to a DVD

 

Client:

Mr. P. Washington

Stalybridge

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson Perfection Scanner

 

Time taken: 1 hrs.

 

Comments:

Very please with DVD of my childhood in the 1950's. Would not hesitate to recommend this service.

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Thursday  26 March 2015

 

 I originally created this Elsa photograph for my grand niece as a stocking filler. I then added it to my collection of images for my craft stall. Since then I have done several more as presents for grand daughters. All I need is a good quality head shot. Their school photograph will do the job nicely.

 

Client:

Mrs.. Taylor

Uppermill, Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

Time taken:  15 minutes

 

Comments:

I wanted a gift with a difference for my granddaughter's birthday. I came across Altered Images at a craft fair and liked the pictures on display! I ordered one with my granddaughters photo as Elsa from the film Frozen and I am delighted with the result! I know that my granddaughter will love it!

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Wednesday  18 March 2015

 

 This photograph date from the 1920s, and shows my clients father and Grandfather.

As you can see it has suffered quite a bit of damage. It appears to have been folded at some point in its life, with the two horizontal cracks to the surface and even a vertical one as well.

 

But fortunately, I was able to restore the photograph and even cropped it so that it would fit into modern frame sizes.

 

Client:

Mrs. C. Beeston

Prestwich, Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

Time taken: 2 hrs. 10 minutes

 

Comments:

David at Altered Images carried out the restoration of a very old, damaged photo of my father and grandfather. I was very apprehensive entrusting this photo to anyone as I was worried I might lose it forever. However David took great care and provided me with some lovely copies that I framed and gave to my sisters."

Photograph Restoration of Father and son
   

   

Monday   2 March 2015

 

I was shown a piece of word art and asked if I could do something similar for their family.

I told them that I could and they gave me the details and the result is shown on the right.

 

I sent them the proof and they agreed it was what they wanted. They said they had changed their minds and wanted it printed on an A3 canvass.

When I told them how much it would cost they told me it was way to expensive and didn't want it.

Should have taken a deposit, but we live and learn.

 

Client:

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

Word art
   

   

Saturday   28 February 2015

 

A young lady at a cafe where I sell my Retro vintage postcards asked me to restore these two photographs for her. Unfortunately I don't know what relative if any they are.

 

But never mind any photo in need of repair is a photo that needs to be repaired.

 

So here we have the before and after photographs.

 

Client:

Mrs. C. Garvey

Lees, Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

 

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photo restoration of young boy and girl 1950s
   

   

Friday 27 February 2015

 

This beautiful photograph of a new born baby was posted on a Facebook group I'm a member of. The photographer had taken this studio photograph but was unhappy that the youngster's very dry skin was showing and the parents were asking if anything could be done to reduce it.

 

This was my contribution. I created a copy of the image added a slight blur filter and then blended the two together just enough to remove the dry skin but without loosing the skin tone and texture. I the masked out the eyes, nose and mouth to bring back their sharpness. I also changed the colour of the blanket as it was so close in colour to the baby's skin colour.

 

Client:

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

 

 

Comments:

 

 

 

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Friday 26 February 2015

 

February as been a very busy month so far this year. But I had to do these two photographs of a friend and retired police colleague. When Marie turn up at my home with these two photos I couldn't stop laughing.

This sweet innocent young girl was not the touch, no nonsense out going police woman who I'd worked with for nearly 25 years.

So how could I resist her plea to restore her precious childhood photographs.

 

 

Client:

Mrs. M. Hodgkinson

Stalybridge

Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

5* Review would definitely recommend to family and friends. Brought my old photos back to life. Thanks Altered Images.

Photo Restoration by Altered Images

whit sunday photograph restoration
   

   

Wednesday 25 February 2015

 

This beautiful World War 1 photograph of my clients grandparents is the only record he as of them. So this photograph is very precious so it was an honour to be asked to restore it.

 

To be fair there wasn't a lot to do. Some white spots had appeared and a caterpillar shaped object on grandpa's lips. Both easily removed.

 

Client:

Mr. R. Robinson

Glodwick, Oldham

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

"We were pleased with the service we received."

 

WW1 photograph of young married couple
   

   

Wednesday 25 February 2015

 

This very ordinary looking photograph was brought to me as a 15mm square slide. It was in a small plastic viewer with a small ball chain attached to it. You may know the ones they were taken by photographers at holiday camps and made into key rings. back in the 60s

I was asked if I could enlarge it and make it into a 6x4 photograph. the result is below.

 

 

Client:

Mr. S. Mee

Shaw, Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop SC6

Epson V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments:

"We found David through Google and called him on the weekend.
We needed a photograph no larger than a postage stamp blowing up to 6x4 by the way it was 45 years old so you can imagine our concerns.
Our main concerns as you can imagine is there is no way to replace this one off copy as there are no negatives.

David put us at ease competent manner and gave us options on many aspects of the outcome of the picture, he is knowledgeable and most of all honest in his ability.


We thank him not only for his work and praise him on his cost as we thought the picture in our eyes was priceless yet David didn't charge the earth (very reasonable to say the least).


Next time we require any work of this kind (or should a friend) we highly recommend and would use without hesitation David's services.
Great person to deal with prompt, reliable and honest."
Many thanks.
Rachael and Simon.
Shaw.
Oldham.

15mm square slide converted to 6x4 inch print
   

   

Monday 16 February 2015

 

Looking at old photographs with your mother can bring back happy memories.
Which is what happened when my client sat down with her mother one day and looked at an old family album.

"It's a pity they're is such a state." said the mother


No sooner said than my client brought them to me to see if I could do something with them.

I hope you like the result, her mother certainly did. She sent some more.

 

Client:

Mrs. A. Connolly

Roundthorn, Oldham

 

Technology:

Photoshop 6

Epson Photo scanner

Comments:

I had 2 photographs restored by David. One was every damaged. The results were fantastic and my mum was over the moon with them. Would definitely use this service again. David was very friendly and professional and the service was very quick and efficient !

 

photo restoration of two little girls

photo restoration of lady stand in door way
   

   

Tuesday 4 February 2015

 

This old photograph of workmen leaving after a long hard days work. Is part of our heritage which needs preserving.

So by restoring the colour and the retouching of the damage, I feel that the photograph has been restored to it former glory and will still be around in another 70 years time..

 

Client:

Mrs. P. Cliffe

Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham

 

 

Technology:

Photoshop 6

Epson Photo scanner

 

Photo restoration of an old mining photograph

Friday 4 February 2015

 

 

These two lovely photographs have hung in this clients office for several years and unfortunately suffered colour change, due to exposure to sunlight.

But all was not lost even though the negatives where.

 

Client:

Mr. P. Kersel

Hall Green, Birmingham

 

Technology:

Photoshop 6

Epson Photo scanner

Time taken: 50 minutes

 

 

 

 

Photo Restoration of young boy

Photograph colour restoration of young boy
   

   

Monday 26 January 2015

 

These two photographs are from a batch of over 160 which I have scanned, restored and resized for this client.

 

 

Client:

Mr. N. Harrison

Astley, Manchester

 

Technology:

Photoshop CS6

Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner

Time taken: 15 hrs. 23 minutes

 

Comments: 5*

"David scanned, repaired (some major repairs) and enhanced a total of over 160 old photos, mostly from the 1930s to late 70s for me which I collected today. The photographs are part of my Fathers collection which I am having restored as a surprise xmas gift for him and I cannot wait to see his face! He is going to be well chuffed with the work done and for the first time in decades he will be able to see the images as they were originally and in quite a few cases better than they were originally.
My thanks goes out to David for a job very well done and he has treated the restoration of the photos with great care and attention and I am looking forward to see the results for the next batch I dropped off today for repairs and restoration."

photoraph restoration of  young victorian girl
photograph restoration of familt boat trip.
   

Monday 26 January 2015

 

This lovely photograph from a regular client of herself and her husband. Unfortunately the frame had broken and needed to be replaced. but it was discovered that  it had become stuck to the glass of picture frame and was ripping the paper when they tried to remove it.

 

Fortunately I was able to scan the image through the glass and retouch the damaged areas along the bottom and on the lady's cheek.

 

Client:

Mrs. H. Sheridan

Uppermill, Saddleworth

 

Technology:

Photoshop CS6

Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner

 

Comments: 5*

"Very pleased with the results.
.Good to be able to find someone local too.

A very speedy service.

Thank you very much!"

Photo Restoration of young couple.
 
 
 
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