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Automated Colourisation App Comparison

By |May 27th, 2020|

Whilst I will undoubtedly continue to use Adobe Photoshop for all of my restoration and retouching needs, I though I would try out some of the automated apps on offer for adding colour to black and white images to see how well they perform.
  • original photograph in need of restoration of a trotter and his tiny driver

Restored photograph of harness racing stallion and his tiny driver

By |May 13th, 2020|

I am sure by now you all know I love a challenge. This photo restoration was certainly a challenge but a photograph well worth restoring.


By |March 21st, 2020|

One of my favourite haunts in Melbourne is the Camberwell Markets which, sadly for now has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  I though this time of isolation would be the ideal time to restore some of the amazing images I have found at the market during previous visits.

The  two images below were copied from large […]

  • Wardell children, Sorrento. Photo restored by Carol Heath

The Wardell Children, Sorrento

By |January 12th, 2020|

The Vic State Library is an amazing resource with a huge collection of digitised images. Whilst browsing their collection recently, I came across these delightful images of the Wardell Children who spent their childhood in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula during the early 1900's.

I need your help. Can you identify this Movie?

By |December 29th, 2019|

Restoration of still photograph from an unknown movie or television series, possibly featuring Scottish actor, Stanley Baxter.
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Halloween Fun with Photoshop

By |October 30th, 2018|

Whilst 99% of my job involves making my subjects look better, I sometimes have the opportunity to have a little fun with Photoshop and embrace the gruesome. Last weekend, Pixel By Pixel sponsored a disc golf tournament at Bald Hill Park in Clarinda, VIC. There was a Halloween theme for the event so I though I would have a little fun creating my sponsor tee sign and create a zombie disc golfer.

All Kinds of Crazy; restoration of a very odd image

By |September 5th, 2018|

I found this image at the Camberwell Sunday Markets and decided it would be a fun restoration challenge.  I like sifting through these old images to find something quirky and on this occassion, I certainly found it!

It wasn’t until I scanned the photograpah and took a closer look that I realised just how strange it […]

  • Treasure, the little black pony with our cat Ginger.

Family Photos: Treasure, the little black pony

By |September 8th, 2016|

A chance to restore some old family photos brought back some very fond memories for photo restorer, Carol Heath. Meet Treasure, the little black pony and her cat friend Ginger.
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Hanging Rock Picnic Races; Restoring History, Pixel By Pixel

By |March 2nd, 2016|

I recently restored this image for the  “Friends of Hanging Rock”, a group who help care for, protect and restore Hanging Rock, a volcanic formation over 6 million years old, located in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria.  Hanging Rock is home of the Hanging Rock Cup and Races and was the setting for the world […]

  • In the front line, Anzac Cove Views show Soldiers in the trenches at Anzac Cove. Date(s): [ca. 1915] Photographer: Laidlaw, Victor Rupert, 1893-1983.

Lest We Forget, Anzac Day 2015

By |April 24th, 2015|

This Saturday, 25th April 2015, marks the 100th Anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand, (ANZAC) forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. It is a time for us to remember and to honour those who have served with our armed forces; sadly, many of whom […]

Difficult Photo Restoration: Sometimes scary!

By |February 20th, 2015|

Occasionally I receive photogrpahs to restore that 'scare' me, not because of the subject matter, but because I question my ability to restore them whilst maintaining the integrity and real likeness of the subjects. This difficult photo restoration was performed for a client in Melbourne, Australia.