JW Designs is a subsidiary of JWebs.bz, the people who do these websites! I, Judy Wilson, in addition to having a great time doing things for our websites, also restore old photographs and tint them if desired. This page has some examples of my work from years past.
Following are some examples of my work. Most of them show multiple techniques, and they are grouped roughly into some categories to focus on some of those techniques. In each group, you can click on any image to see a gallery with a large view of that image and the others in that gallery.
One of the most common techniques is to blur the background (1st image), or replace it (2nd and 3rd images).
Some people have old photos, which I can scan in and repair a lot of the damage.
Some images have subjects looking away from the camera. I can make it look like they're looking right at you.
Sometimes we want to take someone or something out of the picture. Below, 1st I took out the background and put in a Christmas theme. Next, I took my husband out of the picture, and reversed myself so I look like I was hugging my friend Jean. Last, I took Zeni out of the picture.
Here's some image magic. It was so bright outside, we had to take one image to get the hotel room, and another to get the outside (but the hotel room was dark). I combined them to make it more like our eyes see things.
Then a house had a lot of distractions. I took them out an put a better sky on it.
Finally from the picture I zoomed in on the two kids, and blurred the background.
A beautiful parrot, but the cage was distracting, so I took it out!
In the next three images, I took one image that had the bed, and another that was dark, but had the ceiling, and combined them.
The last two images were three brothers, only one of whom is still alive. I made it into a nice photo.
Sometimes people only have two old photos, and I make them into one.
Dr. Jaime Awe was at Chactemal (Santa Rita) Archaeological site, but the lighting had him in the shade. I lightened him so it looked more like the viewers saw him.
Finally, a kitchen looked too dark. So I lightened it.