Need to Restore Old Photos? Keep These Useful Scanning tips in Mind:
2) Try a Using a Film Scanner for those old 35mm slides.
If you find that you have a lot of 35mm film or slides to scan, we suggest that you try and purchase an actual film scanner. This will do a considerably better job when trying to restore your old photos and negatives.
3) Resolution Matters.
Important: Make sure to scan your photo at an appropriate resolution. If you are unfamiliar with what this means, here is a general guideline:
When you are scanning a black and white photo, make sure to scan it as 24bit RBG Color (NOT grayscale). 24bit files have 3 times the color depth of an 8 bit grayscale file, so they will naturally capture much more of the subtle tones. If your photo is badly faded, you may even try to scan at 48 bit.
4) Beware of Textured Paper!
When opting to restore old photos, textured prints can be a bit tricky to scan. If you are one of the many people that has an old photo that was printed on textured or embossed paper, try photographing it with a digital camera to help reduce the noise etc. The textured pape
5) Make Sure to Save in the Correct Format
Make sure to always save your scans in a lossless format such as TIFF, vs. JPEG etc. Make sure to save a copy of the original scan. View your scanned images at 100% when looking at them on your computer to make sure that your photo scanned correctly and clean.