This example shows that photos don’t necessarily have to be really, really old to have something terrible happen to them.
The original photo is from the mid 1970s and it had some creative artwork added to it with a blue texta.
When Mum discovered the culprit in the act she tried to wipe the texta marks off – which didn’t work and just got a lot of fluff stuck on the photo.
Luckily, Mum found me at one of the recent markets that I attended.
The blue texta was removed, all scratches and fluff as well. I turned the image black & white to get rid of the age-tint, but I warmed it up with just a little sepia. Overall despeckled and details sharpenend.
A beautiful memory, soured by this texta devil, has been restored in a good way 🙂