How to restore old faded photos before uploading
Here's a quick and easy way to make scans of faded photos look much better. See this 'before and after' view for an example:
It took less than a minute, and used free software. The steps are:
- Open the scanned file
- On the Colors menu, click Levels
- A window pops up. Click the Auto button, followed by the Ok button
- On the File menu, click Save As, and give the file a new name so you don't overwrite the original
- That's it!
The free software I used is called The GIMP. To download it go to this website, find the GIMP for Windows section and click the Download link.