Photographs can last for a long time if cared for. Handling alone will create some damage although it may not be visible straight away. You will definitely be able to see from the repetitive handling over many decades the damage that can be caused.
Some photographs end up in frames and although they are not being handled they will succumb to the slow torture of UV light, even if not in direct sunlight they will fade and slowly the image will vanish into the paper they were developed onto. Damage can happen despite your best attempts to prevent it.
Creases and folds can remove substantial areas of the original photo and to a certain extent these can be recovered. It becomes more difficult when faces in the photos fall foul of this – but it is not impossible.
Faded images often get a strange colour cast, lose contrast and in turn lose detail – this can be fixed but from time to time a certain amount of detail will be lost.
How does Photo Restoration Work?
Photo Restoration works by making a high resolution digital scan of a photograph, slide or negative and using the latest digital technology and it’s tools to piece together, enhance and restore the image to its former glory. This process leaves the original untouched and enables us to produce any number of restored copies. For examples of the results take a look at our Photo Restoration Blog
How much does Photo Restoration Cost?
Photo Restoration costs as little as £10. The cost of restoration varies greatly based on the condition of the image and how much time is needed to rectify its issues. Take a look here for more details on Photo Restoration Costs.
How long does Photo Restoration Take?
How long Photograph Restoration takes varies on the amount of work required. A simple crease can be solved in under an hour, yet many of the photos we receive can take several days. The only way to be sure is to request a quote – we’ll be able to give an idea of how long before your image is ready.
All part of the service
As part of the process we will sharpen the image to bring out details and features possibly unseen in the original print.
Colour correction as seen in the above photograph is a simple task and is undertaken on black and white photos to remove the yellowing of the photo which has happened over many years.
If you like what you see and have a photo you’d like restored why not request a quote?
*We post before and after comparisons on our social media channels and website – if you don’t want your images shown please just let us know*