Before and after photo restoration
The "dust and scratch" Photoshop programs don't work because they remove too many details, and result in a fuzzier photo than the original. So cleaning up the photos is a matter of removing each speck and scratch by hand. Others need color correction. Then occasionally more major repairs are needed.
Dad just had a snapshot of the daguerreotype (left), so I asked Skip to shoot a macro digital photo of it (center) then I cleaned that up (right).
Why did I remove their friend?
Because Mom and Dad did, in their photo album, cutting her out with a scissors cut.
I found an original copy of the photo (left), then Photoshop is made for this kind of photo editing.
Restoring lost color