Arctic Ice Breaker circa 1970-80sCourtesy of the Coast Guard Heritage Museum
Arctic Ice Breaker & Crew original scan.
Arctic Ice Breaker & Crew Final Image.
1865 German Ferrotype
The original scan is from an 1865 ferrotype from Germany. The piece was very small: approx. 2/3” x 4/5”. We scanned the piece at 2000 ppi. The first image (left) shows the results of the scan and the right shows the final retouched/restored image.
The image of the girl on the ferrotype was very dark and amber in color. The scan was high resolution, RGB color mode @2000 ppi. This is just one example of a restoration performed by Hi-Def Photo Imaging where metal is being used as the photo media type.
Russian Count Self-Portrait, 1908
A 1908 self-portrait of a Russian count, scanned from a negative size 2.4″ x 3.7″ @3000 ppi 16 bit grayscale. The enhanced image we were able to create is 8 bit grayscale, approximately 5” x 7”. This image was prepared for Alexandra Grabbe for publication of her book, Émigré: 95 Years in the Life of a Russian Count.
“Thank you to Maryellen Kelley at Hi-Def Photo Imaging for doing such an amazing restoration job on dozens of old photos. It was a pleasure working with you.” – Alexandra Grabbe
Glass Negative US 1910
Print of a glass negative of a US horse-drawn fire engine in 1910. The original was small at approximately 2.5″ x 4.0”, so we scanned in color @2000 ppi.
Large Glass Negative 1890s
Print of a large glass negative sized at 8″x10″. We scanned this detailed image of a sailing ship in San Francisco bay at @1200 ppi in RGB mode.
1920s Portrait Restoration
This original 1920s photo was 1.7”x 2.2” in size and had discolored marks and spots. The photo quality (sharpness and details) was high. To maintain the image quality while removing the spots, we set the scan resolution to 2400 ppi in 16 bit RGB. This resulted in a very large file (139 mb). But the greater bit depth and resolution allows removal of problem spots while retaining image quality.
The final restored image was resized to 5”x7” @600 ppi.
Restored Portrait, Circa 1910
Restored portrait, circa 1910, brought to Hi-Def-Photo-Imaging in five pieces, restored into one black & white portrait.
DVD Disc Covers by HDPI
Hi-Def Photo Imaging also provides our clients with professional quality DVD Disc Covers created in house using professional grade printing techniques. Costa Rica and Polar Bears are by Larry Moodry, who has produced several slide shows of his trips for Provincetown Public Television. The third cover is for Works of Art by Betty Bodian, a portfolio of paintings converted from slides to disc. HDPI did a considerable amount of work with the artist in order to capture the colors and tones of the original paintings in this digital format.
DVD Cases by HDPI
Hi-Def Photo Imaging also provides DVD case covers printed in-house. Two of the above examples are from photographer Cynthia Cronig.
Digital and Print Photo Catalogue Title Pages
Hi-Def Photo Imaging also composes title pages for photo catalogues we produce. Along with all the photo catalogue, title pages are high quality PDF format that customers can both print and view on computer screens and other digital devices.