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Please note: RPS House is closed for our exhibition install. We will be open again from 10am on Friday 9th August 2024.

Fred Jones Printer Shop 2
CREDIT: Jones Family Archive/Ed.Bylina

Digital Restoration of Photographs


This is possible using a variety of photographic software programmes such as Adobe Photoshop and Affinity, but one of the most important steps is how to handle and get the photograph into the computer which needs to be carefully considered. Advice on handling photographs and negatives is available in the resources listed in “Keeping and Caring for Photographs”.

Whilst there are a number of professional services offering restoration of photographs digitally, it is possible to do it oneself but it does require time and learning of what the software can do.

Resources for digital restoration include the following:

There are also many videos available on the internet such as on YouTube.

Dr.Ed.Bylina  March 2021.