APERTURE 2 & AUSTRALIA… reviving and restoring these old and very precious scanned images with Aperture 2.1 it is a lot easier then you think…
© Gunther Deichmann - restored images...for more and to compare images
click on the GD PhotoGallery upper left corner on this page.
Whenever I get the time I import some of my very old and scanned images into Aperture 2.1 some dating back 30 years. Due to age and storage condition a few have deteriorated somewhat…loss of color, fungus due to the tropical environment or just good old age.
I used to use Photoshop but now with Aperture 2 there is seldom the need for it and at the same time I can re-catalog them into my system with the Metadata. Restoring Images that are extremely rare in particular old traditional ceremonies with the Australian Aboriginals seldom practiced today. I apply a variety of tools and techniques to retouch the images covered in fungus, scratches etc. with the clone or repair tool, plus the Adjustment Panel gives me a ton of other adjustments to bring the images back to life.
You be amazed what Aperture 2 is capable off, including one of my favorites the Monochrome mixer, given you all the options for some cool looking Black & White images, some of these old images actually look better in Black & White.
I have incorporated a NEW GD PHOTO GALLERY on my blog page now, (upper left side) there you find a selection of images that have been treated in Aperture 2 comparing the original with the restored or converted image next to it. Now and then I upload images into the GD Photo Gallery for you to compare, a lot easier then showing them all on the Blog direct.
Please remember these are only low resolution Images.
This is not image manipulation, I am only restoring some old and precious photos that would have been lost or considered unusable for publications without altering the overall visual.
Most of these images had been scanned from slides a long time ago for preservation and archiving purpose, now we just go back in Time and fix what needs fixing nothing else.
Aperture 2.1 handles the tiff format real well and I have no problems importing files with over 56 MB in size.
However some of the adjustment tools in Aperture 2.1 cant be used since they have been designed to work only with the RAW image format, but this has not stopped me for doing most of my restorations in Aperture 2 now, archiving and bringing them back to life again.