Metro was pleased to apply all its knowledge and expertise in the subtle and delicate art of image restoration to the 2012 Doris Day charity calendar.
Each image had been personally selected from original photographic prints, transparencies or negatives by Ms. Day before Metro began work on returning them to their former glory.
Steve Macleod from Metro explains the aim, “We wanted to retain all the subtle values of the vintage works and at the same time reinvigorate them back to their original condition. This is a delicate and subjective task – we did not want to make them appear too clinical or 'cleaned up'.”
The original images from the Doris Day archive were so well executed that Metro chose to use drum scanning to pick up all the relevant values. Drum scanning provides the best working platform for retouching and printing images like these.
Stephen from Discovering Doris (http://www.dorisdaytribute.com
) praises the results, “We were lucky this year to have on board the talents of Metro Imaging, who did the most amazing job at scanning, restoring and re-touching some of the old movie transparencies and negatives - we were astonished at just how superior their scanning techniques and clean up work was compared to the companies we had used in previous years.”