The problem with old color photographs is they fade. Here we have photo of Joe (center) and his siblings, John and Karen – looking like set extras on Mad Men.
Here’s the original scan of Sally and Bobby Draper’s friends.
The first order of business is Image>Adjustment>Levels, which corrects the overall tonal problems in an image.
Then I turned to the Burn Tool to minimize the sun flare in the upper right hand corner.
The next step is Image>Mode>LabColor>Curves to boost the color, then back to Image>Mode>RGB. And just like that – an old snapshot returns to it’s former glory!