Because the starting point for most restoration projects is an old print, it's necessary to scan the images before your primary work can begin. In the early days of digital imaging, scanners were expensive and difficult to master. Today, quality scanners are affordable and straightforward to use — especially when you know how to set up the scanner software and prepare scans for editing in Photoshop.

Considering Copyright

In today's digital world, you can easily copy just about anything: photos, music, software, and so on. Because of this, it's easy to lose sight of the rights of the person who created the thing being copied. Just as musicians and record companies own the rights to music, photographers own the rights to their creations.

You may not be aware of this, but unless it is specifically spelled out, you don't own the photos of your wedding or any portraits shot by a professional photographer. Many people are shocked when they hear this because they think that they own the photos since they paid for their creation.

When a professional photographer takes a photograph, she owns the copyright to it from the moment she clicks the shutter. Someone may buy a tangible copy of the photograph, but she still owns the intangible aspect of the work as intellectual property because she is its creator.

Ownership can be transferred, but the transfer must be in ...

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