The original photo on the left came straight out of the camera with a typical 4:3 aspect ratio (which does not allow for 4"x 6" printing without cropping). Changed on this photo were: 1) leash removed, 2) face cleaned up, 3) aspect ration changed, 4) Shadows and Highlights levels adjusted.
This photo needed a lot of work. Three corners needed reconstruction, multiple blemishes were removed, scratches, tears and discolorations were repaired. There were even some pencil and crayon marks that needed removal. Shadows and highlights were selectively adjusted and the overall aspect ratio was set to 5x7 for easy framing.
The levels for this picture were all over the place. Shadows were brought out, highlights were dimmed, then the young man's face needed to be isolated and brightness levels equalized as well as some spot touch ups. A slight sharpening was performed and a fading black border added.
This picture needed color correction, a little sharpening..and a repair on the eyes of the little girl. If you look closely at her eyes in the original (click on the photo to enlarge), you'll see a double reflection from the windows behind the photographer which looked rather unnatural.
The background of this shot was too dark to the point where the Christmas tree was almost lost. The puppy's hair was over-exposed. Level adjustments were made to the overall shot to produce the finished photo.
This odd sized old photo would not be easy to frame in it's present state. A beveled oval was placed around the subjects, a new matte added and a fading black border, then the picture was resized to a frame-able 4x6 format. Additionally, some shadow and highlight adjustments were made as well as a slight sharpening of the image.
The little girls were charming..but the composition of the photo was, shall we say, less than perfect. An oval cutout of the girls with a beveled edge added, then a new beveled matte background was added which was color coordinated to the sweater of the girl on the right.
The photo on the left, besides being extremely yellowed with age (it's from 1933), also has many fine hairline cracks which needed to be repaired. Some black and white photo blemishes were removed and the top right corner added.