Photo Restoration of old photos
you feel could interest other people, can be an absorbing hobby.
Dig them up from that old suitcase in the cellar and scan them into
your computer and improve the quality of them. There are several free
programs out there that will do this, Irfanview and Gimp
the easiest to use.
are better because an ordinary scanner such as is on the
average Multi Function Printer will do the job. Negatives need
Photo Editing programs
can improve the quality of ANY photo that you would want to process,
and if you haven't done it before, it would only need a bit of
practice to produce a nice clear photo.
on a format, either Postcard, (6 by 4 inch or 102 by 154
mm) or as I sell on eBay, Letter Card, A5 size which is then folded
in half. The Letter pages are on the inside, and the Photo and the
Story are on the outside. If you can write a nice story about the
subject it makes it much more saleable.
Ebay do not allow you
to sell these as Email Data downloads, so you would need a
printer to produce a quality product. I get AU$5.00 plus postage for
my Letter Cards, but if I could just Email the Data, I'd be happy
with 99 cents.
there are other selling sites that do allow
Email Data sales, and
they could be worth while checking out.
Even if you're not into marketing them, restoring your old photos will
recondition them and have them sitting safely in your computer.
I have used a lot of my old
photos to produce several Ebooks on, Camels, People, Places, Motor
Vehicles and Aircraft in the Early
Australian Outback (this will open in a new
Gimp2, Copy & Paste this to your Browser's search bar: http://www.gimp.org/
Copy & Paste this to
your Browser's search bar: http://www.irfanview.com/