Time does not pass in vain neither for us nor for our photos. If you have old photos at home, all the tools you need to restore them and give them new life They are on your mobile, in the form of applications.
In this article, we select the best applications you can use to restore photos with mobile. From increasing resolution to reducing blur, coloring black and white photos, “scanning” them or giving them a few finishing touches.
To restore an old photo, the first thing you will need is the photo itself, digitized. Ideally, you would use a scanner, but if you don’t, you can also use apps like Google Photoscan to scan photos with mobile.
The advantage of Google Fotoscan and similar apps over taking a photo without more is that they help you crop the photo to straighten it and, in the case of Fotoscan, several photos are taken that are joined, to reduce reflections in the resulting photo.
FotoScan from Google Photos
With the photo on your mobile, it is time to start giving it new life. Remini is a great application that allows you increase detail to old photos out of focus impressively and in seconds.
Remini uses artificial intelligence to try to convert pixels into a sharp and focused image. The result is in most cases very good, although it is still the interpretation of “the machine”, which could be somewhat different from the original photo. The app allows you to make five free photo enhancements a day.
Remini-AI Photo Enhancer
If your old photo is in black and white, you may be interested in coloring it. Nowadays there are several applications with which you can color black and white photos automatically, with a couple of clicks.
Colorize Images is one of them, and quite simple to use. You upload a photo, wait for it to be ready and you have the color photo. The result is not perfect, although it is a good approximation in many cases.
In movies, the IT technician can increase the quality of a photo to infinity after being yelled at Enhance it!. On mobile, you can achieve something a little less ambitious: focus on shaky photos with a couple of taps.
Enhance is a simple app that includes three modes for now: eliminate noise, eliminate motion and super resolution. As in the case of previous apps, it is not magic, but it will help you to make clearer photos that are a little shaky.
Enhance it – Fix and Enhance your Photos
The previous applications help you to improve photos automatically, but they will always be small iimpurities, tears and stains. Then you will need a manual retouch of a lifetime, and one of the best applications in this regard is Snapseed.
With Snapseed you can not only correct imperfections with the tool Stain remover, but you can also make final touches such as cropping the image, adjusting its perspective or modify its brightness and contrast.