Photo Editing for Genealogists Online Genealogy Workshop

Give new life to your old family photos

Learn how to preserve, repair and archive your old photos digitally in this week-long genealogy workshop. You'll get step-by-step instructions for using photo editing tools on your favorite family photographs, how to create cool effects, how to restore cracked, faded and damaged family photos. By the end of the week, you'll have photographs you'll be proud to show off!

Workshop starts July 23rd

Want to see an example of two types of damage you can repair? Scroll down to watch the video preview below!

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Virtual Conference Fall 2018


For genealogists, our family photos are a precious resource, and yet we have to contend with the less-than-optimal conditions they've been kept in. You can correct yellowed, darkened, or faded photos, torn corners, scratches, and other signs of age, thanks to the wonders of modern technology. In this workshop, you'll get plenty of tips and examples for improving your old photos, as well as hands-on experience to learn how to restore your family photos using basic online and digital editing tools. By the end of the week, you'll have restored at least one old photo and have the knowledge and skill-base to tackle your entire collection with confidence.

"This course exceeded my expectations. I came away with practical tips, many new resources to try out, and a new comfort level with photo editing apps I never knew about before."- P.W

In this course, you'll learn:

  • Tips for safely scanning and digitizing your old photos to make them easy to work with
  • How to correct common problems that arise, from working with fragile photos to correcting color and healing damage
  • How to enhance your composition with cropping
  • Step-by-step editing that will turn dull, boring photos into vibrant memories
  • How to use specific photo editing tools, from free photo apps to Photoshop Elements and PicMonkey
  • How to turn your old photos into works of art

Benefits to taking this workshop include:

    fix old photos
  • Six 30- to 60-minute video classes on how to edit and preserve your old photos digitally
  • Get advice from experienced instructor, Nancy Hendrickson on using various photo editing tools and techniques
  • Unlimited viewing: Your all-access pass gets you into the workshop all week. You can even download the videos to watch again later or view ones you missed!
  • Make your own schedule: Because the classes are pre-recorded, you don't have to show up at a specific time to catch the ones you want
  • Ask questions and share ideas to apply the research strategies you learn.
  • Convenience: Log in anywhere you can connect to the internet, at whatever times work for you.

Course Outline

  • 5 Fast Photo Fixes (30 min): Learn 5 quick and easy fixes for your old photos, from correcting faded images and enhancing color, to "healing" flawed and damaged photos, as well as best practices for scanning so you'll have the best image to work with.
  • Finding Photos of Your Family History (30 min): Find photos of your ancestors and family members, along with images from their neighborhoods, and more, all on the web.
  • Photo Editing and Retouching for Genealogists
  • Photo Editing and Retouching for Genealogists (1 hour): Learn how to edit and retouch old photos to preserve your family memories.
  • Restoring Old Photos with Photoshop Elements (30 min): Learn how to use Photoshop Elements to restore old photos digitally with non-destructive edits, crops, and other useful editing tools
  • Using PicMonkey Online Editor for Fun Web Projects (30 min): Learn about using PicMonkey to create a Facebook cover collage, create fun ancestor memes, and add a citation or caption to an image
  • 5 Photo Editing Apps (30 mins): You don't need fancy, expensive equipment to have fun with your family photos, not when it comes to these five free apps. Learn how to use the features for each of these five apps to enhance your photos and turn them into works of art.

Recommended companion text: How to Archive Family Photos

About the Instructor

Nancy Hendrickson is the author of the Unofficial Guide to A contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, Nancy has authored more than 300 newsletter and magazine articles, and numerous non-fiction books. She's also a course developer and instructor for Family Tree University. Nancy's interest in preserving family history began in childhood, with family stories of wagon trains, Civil War battles, Indians, and prairie fires. Since that time, Nancy has been an avid genealogy researcher, photographic archivist of the frontier west, and family history book consultant. Find out more at

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R8362
Product Type Course
Author/Speaker/Editor Nancy Hendrickson
Runtime 1 week
Skill Level Beginner
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