Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The New MyHeritage Photo Color Restoration Feature Works Really Well

 Like many genealogists and family historians, I have a raft of photographs taken in the 1950s and 1960s that have faded or turned yellowish over time while they hid in albums or boxes of photographs.

The MyHeritage Photo Color Restoration feature was announced to day - see Introducing Color Restoration on MyHeritage   I think it works really well.

Some of the oldest faded family photographs I have from the 1950s to 1970s are these - presented "before" and "after" going through the color restoration process:

1)  My mother, father and paternal grandmother in San Diego in summer 1958.

2)  Randy, cousin Diana, brother Scott, and brother Stan in Summer 1958 at the San Diego Zoo:

3)  The Seaver-Carringer-Chamberlain-Wood group photo in Summer 1958:

These photographs are really special to me because this was the only time in my life that I met my grandmother Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver in person.  She drove with her daughter Evelyn (Seaver) Wood, son-in-law Walter Wood, and great-granddaughter Diana Soule from Leominster, Massachusetts all the way across the country in the summer of 1958.  My guess is that Walter and Evelyn shared the driving.  They also visited Santa Barbara to see Evelyn's first cousin Bud Richmond.  I am sure they stopped at many places to sightsee on the long road trip which probably took three or four weeks.  I will have to ask Diana where they visited on the way to San Diego and back home.

In San Diego, they stayed with Bess's sister, Emily (Richmond) Taylor, and her daughter Dorothy (Taylor) Chamberlain and her husband Marshall Chamberlain.  My Carringer grandparents are in the last photo also.  

I have tried to restore theses photos before using a photograph editing program, but the MyHeritage Photo Restoration feature works much faster and easier.  I will not bore you with more photos because I have many more to restore!

Thank you, MyHeritage!!


Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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