Give the gift of restored photos for a few bucks

If you’re racking your brain trying to think of the perfect gift for grandma, it might be sitting on her mantle. 

Better AI technology has led to a proliferation of tools that make it easy to beautifully restore old photos. 

Here’s how to create some memorable gifts (and convince the older folks in your life you’re an artistic genius).

  • Sign up for a free trial from one of several photo-enhancing services like Remini, VanceAI, or Zyro

  • Choose the photos you want to restore and in a few minutes, you’ll have a downloadable image you can print.

  • Costco charges 19 cents for a 4x6 print and Staples charges 14 cents. Go grab some wooden frames from the dollar store and paint them yourself for a customized present. 

And voilà! You’ve got a thoughtful and economical gift for anyone in your family who still values a physical photograph.