Best Photography Scanning and Restoration Books

1. Digital Restoration from Start to Finish, Second Edition: How to repair old and damaged photographs

by Ctein

Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd edition guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. LEARN HOW TO:Scan faded and damaged prints or films…»

2. Scanning Negatives and Slides, 2nd Edition: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives

by Sascha Steinhoff

Many photographers have either moved into digital photography exclusively or use both analog and digital media in their work. In either case, there is sure to be an archive of slides and negatives that cannot be directly integrated into the new digital workflow, nor can it be archived in a digital format. Increasingly, photographers are trying to bridge this gap with the use of high-performance film scanners. In this 2nd edition, you will learn how to…»

3. Basic Scanning Guide: For Photographers and Other Creative Types

by Rob Sheppard

Designed to help photographers understand how a scanner works and how best to use one, this book offers advice on what to look for when purchasing a scanner and tips on achieving high-quality results. Covering the basic terminology of scanning, this book also discusses various types of scanners and what additional equipment is needed to set up a scanner at home. The basics of scanning are explained, from preparing images to selecting the resolution to…»

4. Photo Salvage with Adobe Photoshop: Techniques for Saving Damaged Prints, Slides and Negatives

by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

Offering extensive information on photo salvage techniques essential to all photography, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of techniques made possible with Adobe Photoshop. From a novice-friendly examination of required equipment to an in-depth investigation of Photoshop's most user-friendly tools, this book will render even the most hesitant photographer confident. Topics covered include faded images, exposure problems, scratches, red-eye…»

5. Photographer's Guide to Slide Duplication and Enhancement

by Ben Duben

This reference explains duplication and enhancement of slides using traditional photographic techniques such as slide sandwiching, creation of titles, cropping, correcting color imbalance, and making black and white negatives from color slides. It includes instructions for creating homemade slide-duplication equipment and the best way to utilize store-bought.»