Restoring Family Photos

"Restoring Family Photos "

by Susan Mortensen
Project Categories
Archiving/Digitizing, Photo

Susan Mortensen used the Media Lab to scan hundreds of 35mm slides and photographs that her late father left, some with images from as early as the 1920s. Although there were thousands to choose from, Mortensen decided only to scan the ones that had family members in them. Afterwards, she edited and enhanced them using iPhoto and then posted them online so that she was able to easily share them with friends and family. She arranged them into albums and gave each image a title and a caption. "It's just unbelievable what you can do here. It's a walk down memory lane for me."