We can use gimp to make any photo look like as if it was taken many years ago, in the days of black and white cameras.
To turn any photo into an old photo, open gimp and open the photo in gimp using
Let us take this as the example photo.
Now click on
This will prompt a menu as below
The options are :
defocus: To reduce the focus of the image to make it appear slightly blurred as in older photos
sepia: To remove the colors of the photo make it appear almost balck and white.
Mottle: To add dotted effects on the photo.
work on copy: To make sure that the original image is not modified check this option so that gimp creates a new image modified as required.
After selecting the required options click on ok and wait for gimp to finish its work.
Soon gimp will launch a new window with the modified image as below. (The sepia option has been selected)
Thus making a new color photo appear as if it were a many years old photo.