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"PixSavers Removed a large white crack and I just couldn't be happier.
They did the work promptly.  I'll use PixSavers again."  
M.M. - Seattle
"I have Absolutely no words to say that can express a wonderful job
you did for me. You did a great thing, I really know you are an artist."
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Donna S.
I was most happy with the work he did, as he made effort to get (it) just right.
He is an old school perfectionist, a quality sometimes hard to come by.  His
work is meticulous and professional at a very fair price.  Considering the
great quality, price and the ease of working with Steve, I was satisfied.  
Lauret -Kirkland, WA  
The image of my grandfather is fantastic. Thank you for helping me to have
this happy remembrance, I will treasure the photo and share copies . . .
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This is our best example of a photograph with meldew spots all over it.
This B&W shows tears, water damage, massive age spotting. Torn at the
woman's right arm sleeve. Age spots are mildew from the water. Mildew
grows on photographs in attics, basements, or where water leaks,  
We are equipped with the knowledge for quality work from top to bottom.  
Photographs need to be preserved better.  Read preservation conservation.
Be sure to archival photos with a non-acid wrap.   

The owner thought the clapboards were damaged on the house and recorded
into the photo.  Photo damage can be deceiving.  Allow an expert to derive at
the most common problems in a photograph.  Do not depend upon a photo to
tell you about the condition of your home, especially if the photo is this old.
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< 5th Set:  Famous 1883 School Boy Tintype Photo
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#3 Photo Restoration: Cleaned up, Cropped and Centered.
Problem Summary:
These Timeless Tintype Photographs followed genealogy, respectfully from 1839.
As tintype specialists we know their history, possibly their origin, how it was taken.
Photographers had a knob for their head to rest upon and a lean-table for stability.  
This one had scratches, spots, was faded to a dust color, with hardly an image left.  
Still as experts, we are able to restore tintype which have faded to almost black fade.
The original photographer painted a gold ring on the child's index finger in humor.
Perhaps he thought it would be a joke. The client wanted the ring taken away.  
Tintypes need to be digitally mastered with advanced knowledge, high resolution.  
We are specialists, advanced student instructors for antique tintype photographs.
Patience is needed to repair tiny scratches, spots, to reproduced the photographs.  
A real family face emerged from the ash-grey image as we pulled out color in it.
Ferro-types were hand colored in its day, as the photographer would patiently daub
the image with color from the head of a pin.  In a close-up zoom, we saw this detail:
 worn surfaces on the foot rungs of the stool, and in more detail, we saw his folded
socks which couldn't be seen otherwise as we made them more prominently seen.
We cleaned, repaired and reconstructed this tintype photograph from top to bottom.

This was their typical frame with a leather-bound hinge, opened like book binding.
Inside, on the left side, it had an over-stuffed velvet pad with mirror behind.
On the right side was a gold gilded brass ornate frame shrouding the tin photo.
Some frames were made into make-up cases for ladies to powder their nose while
gazing at their boyfriend' or husband photo.  
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#3 Photo Restoration: Cleaned up, Cropped and Centered.
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Photo tasks:
Background problems are from the original photographer, needs to be all fixed.  
The oval is covering a leg in the lower-right corner.  An arm is outside the border.
We are requested to draw parts with our well known free-hand mouse talents.
A leg and arm that never existed will be drawn with the mouse.  Then, we need
to blend and brighten its dark and dated look and then update the photograph.
After Photo:
Our major concern was the leg and arm in the photograph.  First we draw a leg.
The left leg was free-hand mouse-drawn.  There are
no magic buttons for this.
Even the smallest wrinkle in the jeans is drawn with our free-hand mouse draw.

Fades will create its own spots as the photo ages and as its fixed, come more.
Torn areas, ripped in areas at the bottom of the before-photo is mended here.
Manual digital restores are utilized in the same way photo tools are utilized.
This job is time consuming, takes patience and at best, stamina, blurry eyes.
It's a good example of typical photo works.   

Grandfather (Boy) was a Soccer Coach and Soccer Association President, 1907.
Client is current President and a team manager in the Association, a legacy.  
Glue over the hair should be removed but we need to redraw the hair, free-hand.
The black border will be trimmed-out, the oval  converted into a rectangular photo.
Fading causes millions of age spots which enlarge with the photo enlargement.

We need redraw a soccer ball which was taken away via previous restorer.
Free-hand mouse-drawing a soccer ball (+ shoes) as if they were always there.
All was successful as seen, but normally restorers cannot do this, but we can.
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#3 Photo Restoration: Cleaned up, Cropped and Centered.

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< 1st Set:  1981Polaroid
The toughest photo is from a Polaroid camera.
Second, is an antique 1800s tintype photograph.
Polaroids gather dust, processed while exposed.  
All photos have dust-spots in their darkest areas.
Spots will enlarge as a photo is resized larger.
There is a frustrating dust-spot at this child's nose.
More on the plant, then we see them
Millions of spots take time, but need to be removed.
An unnecessary wall plug will be removed.  
A meticulous keen-eye is needed for artistic manipulation.
Each needs to be removed without being noticeable, and
to do this, we use
digital art tools, like manual art tools.
We cropped it to eliminate unnecessary head-room. Changed from 2x3 to 3x4.
As a photo is enlarged, spots become bigger, additional tiny spots will appear.  
We centered the child, cleared background clutter, deleted the wall plug, brightened,
sharpened, (professionals never use magic buttons), checked a digital histogram.
Millions of spots, the wall was "washed" manually, using digital tools to "clean" it.  
This customer requested the watermark to add security. We check color balance for
color photos as multiple colors can make a photograph anything different than
what it was intended to be.  To us, a photo is an image to repair no matter what it is.
Don't be embarrassed about your photographs.  We don't care who the image is.  
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