I really would like to restore them to the correct color, so I have been working on learning some new techniques.
My mother who was a very creative person, had trouble organizing. This is a problem with those of us who are talented in one area so much so that doing tasks that ordinary people find easy is almost impossible and very painful.
She tried to take all out family photographs and group them together by events or dates. I bought her a cardboard box with dividers to help her out. I was sure it would help her and keep her busy after she was a widow.
She took the photos and, much to my horror, stapled them together. Since she changed her mind frequently, she ripped the photos trying to change one photo from one group to another. She could have used a staple puller but I couldn't find one anywhere in my parents house.
So, in addition to the color problem, I have the rip at the top of the photo. I have been working on using the clone tool in an online photo site that I am investigating.
For a long time, I have used Picnik.com to do adequate fix-ups of my photos. Unfortunately, they are closing and being merged into Google. The paid version of this online tool had this handy collage feature which made quick work of demonstrating photos side by side.
They are letting anyone use their site until April so I guess, I'd better get cracking to get some collages made.
The shadow in this photo is my Dad taking the photo. Miss you, Daddy.