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Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP by Phillip Whitt

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Introduction

The Joy of Restoring Photos

When you look through your family photo album, chances are you’ll notice that some of those pictures are showing their age. They might have faded, lost a great deal of color, have stains, tears, or other forms of damage. There may be only one picture of a favorite aunt or uncle in existence, possibly in poor condition. If you have photos that are precious to you, you know how important it is to rescue and preserve them for posterity (Figure 1).

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Figure 1. A faded image rescued for future generations

With the advent of digital imaging software, it’s now possible to perform minor miracles and revive damaged ...

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