There are a variety of factors, both environmental (such as temperature) and human-related, that may contribute to the deterioration of printed photographs over the course of time. This is a nightmare for those of us who have boxes full of old family pictures and even more so for those who have very few and unique treasures from their past. Fortunately, there is a large online community of people who spend part of their time trying to prevent priceless memories from fading away completely.
We got a lot of photos with deep meaning for people who needed a little extra love (and a lot of skill) to get back to their full glory. The outcomes are nothing less than remarkable in every way.
#1. “My mother’s kindergarten photo was saved by someone. She reminds me a lot of my daughter, who enjoys the comparison.”
#2. “A 15-year-old high school photo of my wife in my wallet was damaged but then restored by a kind person.”
#3. “I like using Photoshop to fix my family photographs. My parents in 1966 in Houston, Texas.
#4. “This is my grandpa’s favorite photo of my grandmother that travels around with him, so I had it fixed up so I could print out a new one.”
#5. “My dad passed away not too long ago, and this is one of the earliest photos that my mom has of the three of us together.”
#6. “I once sent my mum a photo of mine when I was 15 years old.”
#7. “If only I had more of these kinds of photos. This was the only photo we could find of Daddy since he avoided taking photographs.”
#8. “This is the only photo I have of my father when he was young. I was hoping that someone could repair this and bring him joy. And there you have it!”
#9. “I did my best to repair this photo for my mom’s birthday.”
#10. “An old family photo I discovered that was restored and had its colors recovered.”
#11. “Restored my mother’s college graduation photo, which had been in my dad’s wallet for 30 years.”
#12. “The only photograph of my grandpa that we have, which I restored a few years ago.”
#13. “Someone was able to remove the writing markings for me in this one and only photo of my grandfather and sister together.”
#14. “Until I began working on it, I had no idea what the photo was. What a precious moment.”
#15. “Someone on Reddit volunteered to fix my uncle’s only photograph.”