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Free Photo Restoration Lessons

Free Photo Restoration Lessons

09 May 2018
Photo Restoration Classes - Free And Open To The Public Old photos are more than just images on paper. They're a vibrant reminder of times past meant to be treasured generations into the future. Unfortunately, old photos are also fragile.…
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What is Sepia and Who Invented it?

What is Sepia and Who Invented it?

18 April 2018
What is Sepia Tone? Contrary to what many people think, those nostalgic old photos that look brown didn’t turn that color as they aged. The pictures look just as they…
How to Handle Old Photos

How to Handle Old Photos

04 December 2017
Don’t Touch That Old Photograph: You May Just Destroy It! Even in this modern age of digital photographs, we’re still surrounded by its older, more frail relatives. A picture of…
Polaroids are Cool, and Cell Phones Are Not

Polaroids are Cool, and Cell Phones Are Not

19 November 2017
Good Old-Fashioned Polaroid Cameras. In 1967, Polaroid introduced tthe world to the Polaroid Swinger.  In cost a whole $19.99.  The commercial had one of thje most memorable jingles ever written.…
Best Photo Paper: How to Choose

Best Photo Paper: How to Choose

07 August 2017
Choosing the Right Paper for Your Photo Prints If you’re thinking about having your photos professionally printed, you’ve got a great idea! Photo prints make wonderful keepsakes and are perfect…
Protect Photos from the Crazy Houston, Texas Heat!

Protect Photos from the Crazy Houston, Texas Heat!

02 August 2017
Why Your Old Photos Look Terrible. It's Houston, Texas: Home of Vietnam-like Heat and Humidity. Ahhh. Fun in the sun. If you moved to Houston from somewhere up North, I…
Starting Your Family Tree - 5 Quick Ideas from a Genealogist

Starting Your Family Tree - 5 Quick Ideas from a Genealogist

22 June 2017
  Your genealogy. Your heritage. Where do you start? We all lead busy lives. Few of us live out our lives in the place where we were born, returning “home”…
Protect Photos From Water Damage - Hurricane Season 2017

Protect Photos From Water Damage - Hurricane Season 2017

01 June 2017
Prevent Wet Photos - Guarding Your Heirloom Photographs in Hurricane Season  Envision what it might be like to wake up after a severe storm to find your living room flooded.…
How to Ruin all Your Family Photos in an Efficient Manner

How to Ruin all Your Family Photos in an Efficient Manner

19 February 2017
How To Destroy All Your Family Heirloom Photos in a Quick and Efficient Manner! When was the last time you really took the time out to search through your old…
Gifts for Grandparents: Fix Old Photos and Create a Scrapbook

Gifts for Grandparents: Fix Old Photos and Create a Scrapbook

29 January 2017
Be Their Favorite Grandchild.  Give Your Grandparents the Gift of Photo Restoration. Your parents’ 50th wedding anniversary is a momentous occasion. A marriage takes work, and for one to last…
How to Turn Your Restored Photos into Works of Art

How to Turn Your Restored Photos into Works of Art

23 January 2017
Don't Just Fix Old Photos - Make Them Worthy of Your Fireplace Mantle! Every family has one—that large basket of photos. Full of old picture prints, Polaroids and negatives, we…
Cameras through History: How Photography Evolved

Cameras through History: How Photography Evolved

17 January 2017
An Extremely Brief History of The Camera and Photography Photographic cameras, while they may still carry the attraction and quality, have somehow lost their novelty. With a camera fitted in…
How to Avoid Photo Restoration and Keep Pictures Safe

How to Avoid Photo Restoration and Keep Pictures Safe

10 January 2017
Protect and Store Old Photos Properly.  Don't Just Run Around With Your Shirt Off and Your Tongue Hanging out, Doofus! Who hasn't ruined at least one photo in their lifetime?…
How to Date Old Photos | How Old is that Photo?

How to Date Old Photos | How Old is that Photo?

26 December 2016
Tips on Dating Old Photographs Holding on to old and happy memories can be difficult if you don’t know when they happened. Sure, you might have a large collection of…
Photo Stuck to the Glass? Here’s What You Do!

Photo Stuck to the Glass? Here’s What You Do!

21 December 2016
When An Old Photograph is Stuck to Glass, Don't Panic and Don't Just Start Peeling it Off! Putting aside the many benefits of digital photography, those of us that still…
Photo Restoration vs. Conservation - Defining the Difference

Photo Restoration vs. Conservation - Defining the Difference

20 December 2016
Photo Restoration and Photo Conservation.  So, What's The Difference? In a time where photos can instantly be uploaded for the world to see on various social media platforms; we hardly…
Good and Bad Christmas Ideas.  Don't Get It Wrong.

Good and Bad Christmas Ideas. Don't Get It Wrong.

11 December 2016
We're doing something other than photo restoration today... Let's talk about good and bad Christmas Gift Ideas. We'll Start Off With a Few Christmas Card Ideas You Need To Try…
Christmas Gift Ideas from the Gang at Heritage

Christmas Gift Ideas from the Gang at Heritage

07 December 2016
Our Favorite Photography Gift Ideas This Christmas     You would think professional photographers have it easy when it comes to presenting gifts to loved ones on Christmas and other…
Effective Tips to Preserve Your Family Photos for Life

Effective Tips to Preserve Your Family Photos for Life

03 December 2016
Tips to Preserve Your Family Photographs Although this new age is all about digital cameras, modern photography and digital tools, but old is gold, right? Old family photographs are no less…
An Essential Guide to Protecting Restored Pictures

An Essential Guide to Protecting Restored Pictures

03 December 2016
Digital Photo Repair Brought Your Pictures Back To Life, So Choose the Right Frame. This may seem like an easy enough decision. You can just go to the store, pick…
More About Protecting Your Restored Photos

More About Protecting Your Restored Photos

26 November 2016
Take Care of Your Restored Photos: Don’t Store them in Your Typical Spaces A cool and dry attic may seem like a good idea to store your restored pictures. However, with…
Buying the Best Gifts for Your Family this Xmas

Buying the Best Gifts for Your Family this Xmas

13 November 2016
This Christmas, Get Your Family Members Something Meaningful   Now, we know what you’re thinking. Why would you ever shop in the middle of fall when Christmas is more than…
Can Photo Restoration Help Revive Memory?

Can Photo Restoration Help Revive Memory?

05 November 2016
Can Photo Restoration Bring Back Long-Lost Memories? Digital Photo Repair gives you something not unlike reliving your old memories! Photos of your previous birthdays, your wedding, your ancestors, your parents’…
What causes faded photos?

What causes faded photos?

29 October 2016
What causes photos to fade? While we have gone into the details of how environmental factors can ruin old photographs, we haven’t ever really gone into the science of some…
How To Restore Water Damaged Photos

How To Restore Water Damaged Photos

20 October 2016
A Quick Lesson on How You Can Restore Water Damaged Photos “If only I had taken these pictures out before [the storage space flooded]!”   Yes, we all think that…
5 Key Elements of Photo Restoration and Repair

5 Key Elements of Photo Restoration and Repair

15 October 2016
Five Things to Know when Choosing Photo Restoration and Repair Services For customers who are unaccustomed to the workings of photo retouching and restoration, the whole process can seem very confusing.…
Protecting and Storing Antique Photos.  You need to know!

Protecting and Storing Antique Photos. You need to know!

12 October 2016
  How to Preserve, Protect and Store Antique Photos – Professional Edition   While there are many digital images that can truly capture the essence of a magical moment, nothing…
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All about "Photoancestry" and "We're Restoring Yesteryear"

27 September 2016
What is Photoancestry? It's like having your very own professional genealogist and photo restoration artist. What does it mean to “Restore Yesteryear?” Well, we’re talking about restoring more than just…
How to personally benefit from starting your family tree.

How to personally benefit from starting your family tree.

22 September 2016
How You Can Benefit From Learning Your Family History.   Human beings are the only species on earth who can think about their roots. In fact, we are the only…
Factors to Consider When Taking Care of Old Photos

Factors to Consider When Taking Care of Old Photos

20 September 2016
When Taking Care of Old Photos, There are Some Important Things to Think About Dusting off that old photo album so you can relive your memories with your loved ones…
Why Using a Small Houston Photo Restoration Service is Best

Why Using a Small Houston Photo Restoration Service is Best

19 September 2016
Why You Should Still Use a Small Photo Restoration Company, NOT the "Big" Drugstores and Grocery Stores Pharmacy chains are sure convenient, aren't they? One quick stop after work and…
The Importance of Preserving Your Photographs

The Importance of Preserving Your Photographs

19 September 2016
Someday, your grandchildren will want to see your baby pictures and wedding photos. Few people think about the importance of preserving their personal photographs. With the use of digital technology,…
High Resolution Negative, Slide, and Photo Scanning

High Resolution Negative, Slide, and Photo Scanning

14 September 2016
Digital Photo Scanning is Unquestionably the best way to preserve your photos!  Photo Scanning at a default of 800dpi, no extra charge.  Negative and Slide Scanning at a default of 3200dpi.  Scanning…