Image restoration

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The Hotel del Coronado of Coronado, California, a United States National Historic Landmark, photochrom print c. 1900.

Image restoration uses software to undo the effects of age and damage upon digitized versions of historic visual media.

Common programs:

  • Photoshop (commercial)
  • GIMP (open source)

Example source media types:

  • Photographs
  • Lithographs
  • Woodcuts

This course introduces essential skills and techniques to restore material for encyclopedic use.

After restoration.