The Old Touch

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You remember the photo album of your grandparents?

Those pictures have a special character.

They don’t just tell you about old times, about the history of your family.

They look special, old but somewhat cozy.

We call this effect: yellowed.

You can also find it with old letters or newspapers.

Living in modern times we can create this effect artificially and on purpose.

The photographical process is called: Sepia.

Beginning in the 1880s, sepia was produced by adding a pigment, called sepia, made from the Sepia officinalis cuttlefish found in the English channel,[1] to the positive print of a photograph.

This color of the cuttlefish created the first way of coloring a picture.

When photography was young they weren’t able to make those colorful pictures we are used to.

So this was one way not to create a standard grayscale picture or as the common user says “Black and white photo”, another one was to color pictures manually.

Today I create this effect not only with a special filter of my digital camera, but as well via photoshop.

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