How do I get my photo to you?
You have 2 easy options:
1) Scan and upload your photo with a flatbed scanner. Here are a few useful tips:
Use a home scanner (make sure the screen is dust free etc.)
Check your "resolution setting" and make sure to scan at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
Save the file as a .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp or .tif
2) If you do not have access to a scanner, you are welcome to send your original photograph via post. Get in touch and I will give you my address. The original photograph will of course be returned.
Can you restore photos that have been torn?
Absolutely. Depending on the condition of the photo, this shouldn't be a problem. Please scan and send over the image as best you can so that I can take a better look and confirm whether or not a full photo restoration is possible. The more details I have to work with, the better.
How long will it take to restore my old photo?
Depending on the extent of your photo restoration, it can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to restore your old photo.
How will I receive my restored photo?
Once I have completed the restoration, I will send you an email notification and allow you to review. Once approved, and payment complete, I will e-mail you a link to download your digital file, which you can save and keep forever.
Can my photo restorations be sent to me on a CD or DVD?
Of course it will be possible to purchase a CD / DVD with your restored photos at additional cost.
What will happen to my photograph(s) once the restoration is complete?
Your image(s) will be kept for a period of up to 2 months.
Please note: Unless otherwise advised by you, I will retain the right to display your photo(s) as a example of my photo restoration services. This will allow future potential customers to review before/after.
How much will it cost to restore my photo?
Photo restoration pricing is based on the time spent and the skill required to restore the image. Photo restoration fees can range from £ 10 for minor photo colour corrections, to £50-£100 per severely damaged and torn photos.
A good professional photo restoration takes time, and it may take up to 5-10 hours to restore a severely damaged or faded photo.
NOTE: Please remember that the cost includes the final, high resolution digital image file(s), allowing you to preserve your memories for a lifetime.
What if my photo is too hard to fix?
Some photos simply cannot be completely cured.
* Blurry Images:
A photo out of focus can be sharpened, but some parts will remain blurry.
* Photos Printed on Patterned Paper etc.:
Although some sharpening can improve the quality, the image itself will never be completely sharp.
* White-Washed Faces Due to Exposure:
Photos that have had prolonged sun exposure etc. may simply have lost details that may never be regained.
* Small, pixelated image files:
Photos that are small are often pixelated, and although I might be able to reduce the "noise" factor, these images will never be perfect. To avoid this, please make sure to always send me the highest resolution image(s) that you can.