I’ve had an old photo of my mom and her siblings for awhile now. I finally feel confident in my editing abilities to attempt to restore it. I think it turned out great! My mom, aunts and uncles will love it. My mom is the young girl in the bottom row, she was around age 4. I’m amazed at how much Charlotte looks like her! (Charlotte’s birth mother is my sister.)
Basically I used a lot of the ‘fix-it’ tools in Photoshop. Spot healing, patch tool, clone tool, dodge, burn, blur. I also used a minimum filter and then a maximum filter to get rid of the white speckles. I upped the blacks slightly and added some contrast with a curves layer. I also straightened the photo, which cropped it a little.