Saturday, July 1, 2017


I was offered an opportunity to review a new software for old pictures!
Unfortunately the software only works on PC at this time, but I was so excited about trying it I borrowed a laptop from my photo club.

The software is from Vivid-Pix, a company that makes some specialty software called Land and Sea which auto enhances every day as well as underwater photos.
Land and Sea Scuba is geared towards photographers who are divers.
Check out all of their software here

But the software package Im talking about in this review is called Restore.

Its designed to quickly process many old family photos that are faded and off color.  The interface is simple and easy.  You simply select the photo(s) that you want and are quickly presented with a 9 varietes of your first photo.  You just select the one that looks best, if your happy your done.  If you want you can also tweak lightness, contrast, sharpness RGB Values and more.  When you see what you like you just press the save key and you are then presented immediately with the next image to edit.

Restore is a great way to get you started especially if you have a lot of photos to edit.  I tried it on my family photos and it appears that I can get very close to a fully restored photo.  I believe that some images may require additional editing in photoshop or lightroom but it will certainly give you a great start.

Overall I really like this software.  It's a great easy way to edit old pics.

Please look at the Before / After  photos below to see the results I got.
Im pleased with the result.

The Good:
Easy and Fast to process a photo.
You can try it for free!

Whats Lacking:

Sharpening- While there is a how much to sharpen adjustment inside "preferences" there is only a on or off adjustment for this as you edit each photo.  I would prefer the addition of s sharpening slider as you edit each photo.  Note there is a DISCLAIMER IN RED - Do not adjust any preferences if you do not know what you are doing.  That scared me away!

Would like to see a way to BULK Process many photos at a time.
This would make the software more valuable to professionals and also to those who would rather not edit one at a time.

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