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  Reply # 1481480 29-Jan-2016 20:21
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 Sorry to say but that looks like it has lost almost all it's colour. So to reintroduce colour would need tinting. It is pretty much a B/W at the moment. SOmeone maybe able to pull some colour out of it, but it is mainly green at the moment.

 

 

Sorry to say, but I agree. Someone would have to recolor it by hand, or maybe there's specialist software.

 

 

I think a another photo of the wedding, that hasn't faded, that has the correct colours  may help to get the colours and saturation correct. 




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  Reply # 1481484 29-Jan-2016 20:27
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timmmay:

 

mattwnz:

 

 Sorry to say but that looks like it has lost almost all it's colour. So to reintroduce colour would need tinting. It is pretty much a B/W at the moment. SOmeone maybe able to pull some colour out of it, but it is mainly green at the moment.

 

 

Sorry to say, but I agree. Someone would have to recolor it by hand, or maybe there's specialist software.

 

 

I think a another photo of the wedding, that hasn't faded, that has the correct colours  may help to get the colours and saturation correct. 

 

 

I was kind of hoping that, which is why I uploaded the 4th one, which came from inside the album.

 

I might take it into Warehouse Stationery as suggested in one of the earlier posts.  Their website shows some promising examples.

 

Thanks again for trying to help.

 

As an aside, in the old film photography days was it the norm that the photographer would just ditch all the negatives when he/she decides to give up photography, or was I just unlucky?





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  Reply # 1481491 29-Jan-2016 20:54
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floydbloke: <snip>  As an aside, in the old film photography days was it the norm that the photographer would just ditch all the negatives when he/she decides to give up photography, or was I just unlucky? 

 

After 23 years?  Why keep them?

 

Photographers typically keep wedding images/negatives for a year, while their contract gives them them the monopoly on printing them.





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  Reply # 1481523 29-Jan-2016 21:43
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Sideface:

 

After 23 years?  Why keep them?

 

Photographers typically keep wedding images/negatives for a year, while their contract gives them them the monopoly on printing them.

 

 

That may have been true 20 years ago, it's certainly not now. These days most wedding couples get a disk of high res images and they do whatever they want with it - even if there are restrictions they couldn't be enforced. I've been photographing weddings for over 10 years, I still have every image I delivered to a customer.





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  Reply # 1481536 29-Jan-2016 22:00
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Sideface:

 

After 23 years?  Why keep them?

 

Photographers typically keep wedding images/negatives for a year, while their contract gives them them the monopoly on printing them.

 

 

That may have been true 20 years ago, it's certainly not now. These days most wedding couples get a disk of high res images and they do whatever they want with it - even if there are restrictions they couldn't be enforced. I've been photographing weddings for over 10 years, I still have every image I delivered to a customer.

 

 

I stand corrected.  I was thinking pre-digital. smile





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  Reply # 1481548 29-Jan-2016 22:55
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floydbloke:

 

We've got a 5 x 7 ( or maybe it's a  6 x 8) print from our wedding that has faded after 23 years exposed to sun.

 

I managed to get hold of the photographer, but he has long since given up photography and he hasn't kept any negatives so a reprint is not an option.

 

 

 

I've got an OK scanner to make a digital version of the faded original but my GIMP skills aren't up to scratch to attempt any restoration.

 

Please is there anyone here with the right tools and skills who can and wants to spend some time and effort, for a reasonable fee of course, at breathing some colour back into the image so I can get a fresh print.

 

 

 

 

I've had a go for you. Had to use 'creative license with what was not there anymore and did a couple of versions, plain one and one with the original vignette.

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Magjns20goZEQxVFZBVTVhdVE/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Magjns20goUzhEcUgtbFJwUjQ/view?usp=sharing  

 

 

 

Let me know if you can't download them and I'll try another method


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  Reply # 1481567 29-Jan-2016 23:14
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They are pretty impressive. We're Thet fully tinted, or could you extract some colour?

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  Reply # 1481571 29-Jan-2016 23:21
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Yes I think they came up OK, fairly natural I think.

 

 

 

There wasn't a lot left so most colour is from the album one with some saturation added and general clean-up. The greenery was the fun bit :)


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  Reply # 1481594 30-Jan-2016 07:17
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That's very impressive - some commercial services might not do so well!





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  Reply # 1481604 30-Jan-2016 08:33
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shortcircuit:

 

floydbloke:

 

We've got a 5 x 7 ( or maybe it's a  6 x 8) print from our wedding that has faded after 23 years exposed to sun.

 

I managed to get hold of the photographer, but he has long since given up photography and he hasn't kept any negatives so a reprint is not an option.

 

 

 

I've got an OK scanner to make a digital version of the faded original but my GIMP skills aren't up to scratch to attempt any restoration.

 

Please is there anyone here with the right tools and skills who can and wants to spend some time and effort, for a reasonable fee of course, at breathing some colour back into the image so I can get a fresh print.

 

 

 

 

I've had a go for you. Had to use 'creative license with what was not there anymore and did a couple of versions, plain one and one with the original vignette.

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Magjns20goZEQxVFZBVTVhdVE/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Magjns20goUzhEcUgtbFJwUjQ/view?usp=sharing  

 

 

 

Let me know if you can't download them and I'll try another method

 

 

 

 

Thank you so,so much.  What a fantastic job you've done.

 

About to send you a PM.





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  Reply # 1481606 30-Jan-2016 08:44
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floydbloke: <snip>  As an aside, in the old film photography days was it the norm that the photographer would just ditch all the negatives when he/she decides to give up photography, or was I just unlucky? 

 

After 23 years?  Why keep them?

 

Photographers typically keep wedding images/negatives for a year, while their contract gives them them the monopoly on printing them.

 

 

 

 

Fair point.  I naively thought they would keep them so customers could get reprints in the future for situations such as mine, or wedding albums lost in fires etc.

 

I always thought it a little frustrating that photographers wouldn't let customers have the negatives, but understand they had a business to run and would have been out of pocket if people could just take the negs and pop down to the local chemist.  However, if I had thought about/known that they would be discarded after a year (or however long) I would have tried to negotiate some way for the photographer to sell me the negatives when he felt there was no longer point retaining them.





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  Reply # 1481626 30-Jan-2016 09:24
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shortcircuit:

 

I've had a go for you.

 

 

 

WOW!

 

You might have missed your calling! That result is very impressive. If I need any photos restored in the future you will be the first person I contact :)


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  Reply # 1481630 30-Jan-2016 09:58
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Wow is right!

 

That is amazing.  Good work!




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shortcircuit is a kind and generous man.  He does not want to accept any payment for the work, I will instead be making a donation to the Hospice, the charity nominated by shortcircuit.





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  Reply # 1481682 30-Jan-2016 11:04
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floydbloke:

 

shortcircuit is a kind and generous man.  He does not want to accept any payment for the work, I will instead be making a donation to the Hospice, the charity nominated by shortcircuit.

 

 

 

 

Been seeing that quite a bit lately on here - @shortcircuit you're a good guy!

 

I was working on it myself however my results are nowhere as good as shortcircuit's so think I'll quit out of Photoshop / Lightroom and watch some Netflix!





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