Photo restoration is the practice of restoring a photograph which has been damaged or affected by age.
Digital photo restoration uses digital image editing techniques to remove visible damage and aging effects from photographs. Software such as Adobe Photoshop or The GIMP are typically used. Dirt, scratches, and other signs of photographic age are removed from the photograph manually, by painting over them meticulously. Unwanted color casts are removed and the image's contrast or sharpening may be altered in an attempt to restore some of the contrast range or detail that is believed to be in the original image.