Thursday, September 02, 2010
The old photo album was very brittle and had seen it's better days generations ago. Carefully I scanned the images into my computer to make digital copies. With this "Master" digital file; family members can place the original images into a safe, dry and away from direct sunlight. They are now able to use the computer files to make as many "newer versions" of the images as they want to share among them.
The below series of images were scanned as a whole due to the fragile photo album paper. Notice the use of scotch tape to hold the pictures in place. Today, we have special "acid-free" scotch tape that will adhere to paper without cause the "yellowing" of photos.
There are now thousands of "photo or image editing" programs on the market today that even the novice of photo restoration student can develop a quality enhancement of a photograph. The images below depict members of the Rhodes & Bryan family in front of their new home; just outside of Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina. The structure is long gone due to a multitude of reasons and in it's place--a crop field.
Mah, was the Elder of the Rhodes' family
Best wishes to all and I hope you return to this site again soon.
Practically all the inherited pictures on dad's side of the family received the scotch tape treatment plus they are under that photo album plastic.
Maybe I should just do like you did and scan without removing them.
Have fun scanning. Keep in touch
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