Family Photo Touch Up Using Paint Software
July 15, 2013
A few years ago, I came across this photo in my mother’s files. It is a wonderful group shot of the McIntire sons of Los Angeles, their mother, wives, and some of their children, including my mother. I believe this was taken in about 1934, since my mother appears to be about 4 years old.
One problem, though. The condition of the photograph is certainly less than stellar with several marks and tears throughout, including a good-sized one right across my grandfather’s forehead. There is a solution, however, and the answer lies in the program Microsoft Paint. Photo repair is one of the really great features of this versatile, free program. Take a closer look at the second photo. It was repaired using Paint, and it’s hard to tell that it wasn’t always in pristine condition.
MGC is offering Photo Touchup with Microsoft Paint on Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. This class will introduce you to the retouching features available in Paint. You will come away with the beginnings of a skill that will help you with those long-forgotten family photos hidden deep in your box of genealogy treasures. Bring your laptop to follow along. The class is free, however, registration required.
Midwest Genealogy Center