I have seen lot of images that look similar to this, where there is this whitened light
How to make image look like this in Gimp or Photoshop (prefered GIMP since I use GNU/Linux and have only that).
Vignette + desaturate a bit with curves. Note that you need to adjust the red/green/blue channels separately, removing more red than green and blue. Is this the intended effect?
I should see the original to give more advices.
You should also check out Lightroom's vintage photo effects, if that's the one you are after, then study the settings in Develop, and reproduce the same in Photoshop or Gimp.
This appears to simply have the black point moved slightly in to dark grey. This fades the blacks a bit. This appears to be the primary change from an otherwise "standard" photo.