When I bought my first computer it was to restore a photo of my mother taken during ww2.
When I was 4 I was admiring the only surviving photo we had of mom, (due to a house fire) when she was in her twenties.
The old photo album had lost all it's sticky stuff so I pulled out a piece of tape, (remember I was 4) well the tape landed across half of mom's face and down her body and when I pulled it up...
I kept the pic all through the years because I knew that someday I'd be able to fix it...
So about ten years ago I took it to a professional and they said they used a computer to do what they did. I was not happy at all with the outcome so I got my own computer and figured out the program needed and here's the results.
The pic I messed up:
Here's my restoration in black & white:
(still got a little more highlighting to do before I'll be happy with it)
Here's a little color wash I added:
Those were first attempts and I still want to redo it just one more time...