Digital reproduction of older photographs is commonly called copy work. This process involves making a digital scan of the original, either with a flatbed scanner or a high-resolution copy camera that captures the image under profiled lighting to minimize distortion, shadows and reflections. Digital copies of older photographs are captured just as the original images appear, without repair to
flaws or variations of tonality. The base files yielded in copy work will be archived and adjusted during a series of enhancements to create restored versions of the photographs that can be printed on various paper types or canvas.
Digital restoration is the practice of enhancing the appearance of an older photograph through a series of technical changes to the digital copy of the image. These enhancements can assuage a wide range of damage caused by environmental problems, accidental abuse or just the ravages of time.
A variety of editing techniques are employed to remove visible flaws from digital copies of photographs. We utilize the most up-to-date version of Adobe Photoshop to repair the appearance of older images that may, in places, be torn, wrinkled, scratched or faded. Evidence of dirt, stains and other signs of age are
meticulously removed from the digital files. Undesirable color casts also are adjusted, and contrast or sharpening may be altered to restore some of the range of detail believed to be embodied in the original photographs.