Photo restoration with GIMP

For photo restoration, it is essential to install the Resynthesizer plug-in in GIMP. This plug-in is found in the Fedora repositories.


[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install gimp-resynthesizer gimp-help


Its use is very well demonstrated in a Davis MediaDesign film.


I recommend scanning each photo in two formats, tiff and jpeg, both without compression and in the following resolutions:


  • on paper - maximum 900 dpi (no higher resolution required)
  • slides and negatives - 2,000 dpi or more

Regarding the export of the photos in GIMP, I recommend reading the chapter "6. Getting Images out of GIMP" of the User Manual.