Water damage can be a devastating experience, especially when it affects your precious photos. Whether due to a natural disaster, humidity, or more intense contact with water, restoring water damaged photos can be a difficult task. But with the right steps and tools, you can bring your photos back to life. The first step is to gently rinse both sides of the photo in a bucket or sink full of clean, cold water.
Don't scrub the photos and change the water frequently. Then, place each wet photo face up on a clean blotting paper, such as a paper towel. Once the photos are dry, you can start digitally cleaning small damaged areas as best you can with the cloning tool. You can also use the patch tool and the stain healing brush to fix cracks and damaged areas.
If you're not sure how to do this, there are plenty of tutorials online that can help you out. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can always hire a professional scanning service. They have the equipment and photo restoration technicians trained to bring damaged photos back to life. Finally, if your home has been exposed to a flood or water disaster, there are things you can do to help stop water damage.
Make sure to move any furniture or items away from the affected area and use fans and dehumidifiers to help dry out the area. Restoring water damaged photos may seem like an impossible task, but with the right steps and tools, you can bring your photos back to life. Whether it's due to a natural disaster or more mundane causes like spilling a soda on a pile of photos, don't give up hope!.