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Clarify & Renew Old Photos With the Old Photo Restorer

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Our most cherished memories are often woven into the fabric of old photographs – fragments of moments frozen in sepia tones and faded hues. While these snapshots encapsulate the essence of time gone by, the ravages of time can cast a shadow over their clarity, leaving them worn and weathered.

Luckily, in this digital age, BeFunky's Old Photo Restorer can breathe new life into vintage images – unveiling the details and emotions captured in each frame.

Can Old Photographs Be Restored?

Yes! BeFunky has just the tool that combines technology and nostalgia – the Old Photo Restorer can renew old photographs in just seconds. This tool uses A.I. to clarify your photo, remove dust particles, recover lost details, and more.

Step into a world where pixels bridge the gap between history and contemporary vision, as we delve into restoring the beauty of your images of yesteryears, and restore your memories in the process.

How to Restore An Old Photo

To get started, make sure that you have taken a flat good image of your old photo, or scanned it at high quality for the best end results. 

Step 1: Upload Your Old Image

Head over to the Photo Editor and open your image. You can drag and drop it into the canvas, or click on the Open button.

open image for old photo

Step 2: Click on the Old Photo Restorer

On the left side of your canvas, navigate to the Edit tab, scroll to the Detail Enhancements section, and click on the Old Photo Restorer. Once you click on it, the A.I. will automatically apply the effect to your image. 

old photo restorer tool

Step 3: Fine-Tune to Restore Your Photo

There are several ways that the Old Photo Restorer works, to see these changes happen alongside your original photo, click the Compare Before/After box. Use the slider to determine how much Scratch Reduction is applied to your image.

adjust old photo restorer

If you have any faces in your photo, you can toggle the Recover Faces button to have A.I. technology enhance and recover facial details. You can even recolor a black-and-white photo by toggling the Recolor B&W button!

recover faces

Step 4: (Optional) Apply the Tool Selectively

If you have a main subject in your image that you want to restore, but you also want to keep the aesthetic of the old image, you can utilize the Erase tool. This tool isolates the main subject and applies the effect selectively to keep the original background. To do this, simply click on the Erase tab, select the Show/Hide Mask button, and then select the Isolate Subject button to see where the mask is covering. If there is any fine-tuning that needs to be done, you can use the brush and the sliders to make those changes. To see the results, unclick the Show/Hide Mask button and you will see what your end result image will be. When you are satisfied with your results, click the Apply button. 

erase and isolate subject

Step 5: Save and Share Your Photo

Click on the Save button at the top of your interface and save your photo to your desired save location. Saving as a JPG is a great option for sharing digitally or if you are planning on printing your image to share with others. 

save old photo restorer

Final Results – Our Restored Old Photo

Take a look at how the Old Photo Restorer has transformed this photo. The tool not only breathes new life into the photographs but also succeeds in preserving the essence of moments, offering a timeless visual journey that seamlessly bridges the past and the present.

final old photo

Preserve Your Favorite Memories With BeFunky

Embracing the use of the Old Photo Restorer not only rejuvenates faded images but also unlocks a gateway to our cherished past. The ability to seamlessly revive memories with a few clicks is a testament to the fusion of technology and nostalgia.

As we navigate the digital landscape, these tools become essential companions, breathing new life into bygone eras captured in photographs. The convenience of restoring your favorite images from the past from your phone or computer transforms the task from a long technical process into a quick and painless one, allowing us to relive and preserve the beauty of moments that time had weathered. Now you can preserve your favorite images in just a few clicks with BeFunky’s Old Photo Restorer

Photo Editing, Simplified.

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