GIMP 2.10 Tutorial: Restore and Repair Old Photos with Severe Damage

In this GIMP 2.10.6 tutorial, I show you how to repair or restore severely-damaged old photos that may be ripped, wrinkled, faded, blotched, or otherwise damaged in any way. I use a variety of techniques to fix this damaged photo, including using the Heal tool, Heal Selection Tool, and Paint tools – as well as using a Wacom Tablet to make a lot of these repairs.

This is a fairly tedious process, but the final product is truly stunning as it can completely restore photos that are decades old back to (or close to) their original quality.

Downloads

Download the latest version of GIMP 2.10:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Download the Resynthesizer Plugin on Media Fire (I recommend scanning the download with anti-virus software before downloading and unzipping it to ensure it is safe):
http://mediafire.com/file/gwc928wmwti30g3/resynth_win_32_64.zip

If you prefer, you can also download the scripts from this plugin on GitHub:
https://github.com/bootchk/resynthesizer

Download the Photo Used in This Tutorial:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Repair-Old-Photo-Final-Betty-BEFORE-Copy.jpg

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Enroll in Our GIMP Photo Editing Course:
https://www.udemy.com/gimp-photo-editing/

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