Several kinds problems usually need correcting. Old snapshots often have scratches, dust spots, and bad brightness or contrast. Sometimes they have a less-than-sharp image because of the quality of the older camera lenses.
You can fix the dust spots and scratches by using a combination of the Dropper, Paint Brush, Retouch, and Clone Brush tools. In addition, you can fix most brightness and contrast problems by using the Brightness/Contrast feature, and you can fix the sharpness by using the Unsharp Mask filter.
Starting with version 7, you also can remove all but the worst dust marks and scratches using the new Scratch Remover tool.
I'll show you how to use each of these tools as we walk through the process of fixing ...