Photo repair and restorations

We not only scan your old films and slides to digital, we also repair and restore damaged old and new photographs.

 

Repair and manipulation examples
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This photo had faded and taken on a red hue. The colours were corrected and some small background elements removed.
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Even modern digital photos may need some attention, this photo taken into the sun has produced "lens flare". The flare was removed and the tones of the image improved.
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A few large marks and stains were on the original photo, these were removed
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Facial areas are the most complex to fix and this photo had a number of lines and cracks running through some vital areas. These were removed before the photo was converted to black and white.
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A number of cracks ran through this photo, with one major crack through facial areas. These were removed along with the deck chair on the right hand side. The contrast of the image were also changed to add a little detail in some areas.
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Two corners and a large section of this ripped photo were missing. The missing right hand section was mirrored from the left hand side and blended appropriately making a seamless repair.

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This photo had faded and upon close inspection contained numerous small cracks and lines. These were removed along with the various marks and stains covering the majority of the image.
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This photo had faded and upon close inspection contained numerous small cracks and lines. These were removed along with the various marks and stains covering the majority of the image.
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A number of cracks ran and lines ran through this photo. These were removed along and the contrast of the image were also changed to add a little detail in some areas.
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This 1914 post card had severely faded and suffered extensive damage since it was originally taken. Careful restoration of the card involved blemish and mark removal from each soldier, before the contrast and brightness were carefully restored. The faded sepia tone was removed converting the photo back to its original black and white tones.

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The missing elements on the right were the main problems with this photo, though there are also a number of cracks and lines over the whole of the photo. The missing sections, legs, feet and hands were duplicated from other areas of the photo and the missing guitar head was taken from another photo of the same guitar.
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The over exposed sky over the Liver Building in Liverpool was replaced with a natural looking sky with hints of blue and clouds.

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This photo was manually coloured using a recent colour photo showing the correct colours of the uniform.

Also remember :-

  • You don't pay us a penny until you are happy with the repair !
  • You can download a copy of the repaired photos
  • We'll return everything to you for free
  • Credit/Debit cards, PayPal accounts also welcomed
  • We do not alter or harm your original photos
  • Fast track service available if you are in a hurry


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Some questions  

What types of digital files do you repair?
The best format to send us are JPG format, though GIF and PNG are also optional. All images must be less than 20MB in size, otherwise they may be rejected by the email server. Please ensure that your images are of sufficient size and have enough clarity, see our scanning tips on the best way to scan and send your photos to us.

Can you fix all photos?
Repairs can be made to most photos, but not all photos can be repaired to the same high standard. Most photos can be improved to some degree though results vary depending the damage that has occurred and the quality of the original photo or print. If for any reason your photo cannot be restored, we will let you know during the quotation process and you won't have to pay for any images that we cannot restore to a sufficient quality.

How long does it take?
Restorations are usually completed within a week from the date you approve the repair quotation. If you are in a hurry then please let us know and we will try to prioritize your photo.

Can I see the repaired photo before I pay?
Yes. We can email you a reduced size and watermarked version of your photo to you.

How do I get the repaired photo?
The repaired photos will be sent to you either by email or on a CD. Any prints we arrange for you will be sent to your postal address.

What is the risk?
There is no risk for you at all. Our quotes are final and there are no extras or hidden charges (unless you change your requirements). Repairs do not commence until you have approved the repair quote, so if you don't accept the quote you pay us nothing. If you accept the quote but are not happy with the repair work we have done, then we will repair the photo for you again. If you are still not happy we will not charge you anything. Any original photos you sent us will be returned to you free of charge even if you reject the quotation or are unhappy with the repair.

What instructions do I need to provide you to repair the photo?
None. Our specialist restoration team are very experienced and know how to repair damaged photos. However if you have any special requests, such as "remove the border" or "remove the people in the background" please let us know. If we are colouring the photo for you then you may wish to specify some of the colours, such as "brown eyes", "blonde hair", "blue dress" etc, otherwise we will use our judgement on what colours we think are appropriate.

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Please note: Any original items that you send us will be scanned and edited digitally using high quality professional scanning equipment and the latest computer software. The original items are then returned to you untouched once the digital repair is complete.

We do not physically repair or restore your original photo, slide or film as we are not equipped to do this.