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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.


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.
  • 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.
  • original image of Grandy Watson, in need of restoration

Grandy Watson photo restoration

By |August 9th, 2013|

When I first set out to teach myself to digitally restore photographs almost a decade ago, my family kindly donated hundreds of images for me to ‘practice on’.   I did restore many of them and learnt a great deal from doing so.  Some of those early images are still featured in the restoration gallery […]

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Hmmm……Polaroid Photos

By |January 25th, 2012|

Polaroid photos have never been noted for their superior quality and the one taken of my son today at the MCG by organisers of the cricket clinic he attended with the Victorian Bushrangers is no exception.  In fact, it’s pretty horrible.  The composition and lighting are fine and it’s a great memento of my son […]

  • Digital Photography: It's Child's play

Digital Photography: It’s Child’s play

By |October 26th, 2011|

Yes, Literally!  Child’s play.

I needed a few texture images  yesterday for an editing project so grabbed my camera and ran outside to take a few shots   My four year old daughter followed with the Dora The Explorer camera she received for Christmas last year.  This particular camera won’t win any prizes for it’s picture […]