THE HEALING BRUSH
BY GEORGE GEDER
A Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column
Last month I showed some photographs that needed some digital TLC. Some more so than others. The goal is to get them in shape enough to be placed in albums, genealogy software programs and in online galleries. We want our ancestors looking as presentable as possible.
Let's get to the first one. The tin-type of my grandfather and his siblings is in bad shape. The emulsion has been somehow scraped and it is dark.
Clean the scanner plate with damp lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemical cleaning solvents (Windex, Pine Sol, Mr. Clean) and let dry before placing your photograph.