Saturday, April 28, 2012

Old picture made new

I have a picture that one of my maternal aunts had allowed me to make a copy of years ago. It is of James William Munday, my great-grandfather. When my aunt first allowed me to make a copy of it, I noticed (well how could I not) that the picture had seen better days.

But like any glad to have it type of person I made a copy of it and gave the original back to my aunt and went on my merry way.

So a couple of years ago I scanned many (unfortunately, not all) of my family pictures and added them to my computer, this well traveled picture being one of them. A few times I have opened the picture up in Picasa and worked on it with the retouch tool that Picasa includes. I had slowly noticed a difference but really thought I would never be finished with the retouching giving how worn this picture is.

Well today, I worked on this picture quite a bit more and think that I have finally gotten it to the final stages. I wanted to share it with you guys to see what you think.

I was shocked that when, after all of the scratches were removed, I clicked the "I'm feeling lucky" option that according to Picasa is the "one click fix for lighting and color" to see this image:

Wow! I was totally blown away. I think I will print out a high quality copy of this and mail it to my aunt that allowed me to copy her original so that she can enjoy it as much as I will.

Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)


  1. It's really a thrill isn't it when those old faces come popping out of the fog.

  2. JL,

    It is. I love the fact that it makes him look more....I don't know, alive maybe. It makes me want to take more time and just stare at it and try and figure out what his voice sounded like. {trance broken}

    Anyway,thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.



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