Getty Images introduces restored archive photosIvan | Wed, 2010-08-25 21:09
Yesterday, Getty Images announced the launch of Archive Photos from their Hulton Archive. I thought it would be interesting to see how difficult it is to restore these old images.
After. Marilyn Monroe: Photo by Baron/Getty Images
I asked Getty send me a few before and after photos. Negatives are most often very badly damaged – cracked, chipped, or otherwise in very poor condition, and the restoration process is long and involved. Restoring a single damaged image can take weeks, but the end result – a rare image in nearly-perfect condition – is worth every minute of work.
After. 3422584: Photo by Keystone/Getty Images
Getty Images’ Hulton Archive is a truly global archival offering of defining moments, places and personalities - from the historical to the present-day. Home to more than 80 million images dating from 1860, the Getty Images Hulton Archive is a living history of the world’s most important people, places, and events – from Karl Marx to Kurt Cobain.
After. 2669879: Photo by Keystone/Getty Images
After. 3397509: Photo by Baron/Getty Images
After. 102708994: American Blues Singer Robert Johnson and Johnny Shines Photo by Robert Johnson Estate/Getty Images
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