We work within the cost we quoted, with the goal to go beyond your expectations. We are very experienced and know how to repair and improve damaged photos.
Let us know if you'd like to alter the image in anyway from what it was originally. You might want someone cropped out to restore, have the hair color changed or add some freckles...whatever your request, It's our pleasure to retouch your pictures.
Before we begin the work we'll give you a fair and accurate price quote...no hidden charges. Quote is based on the estimated time to complete a project. You are only charged for the time spent. If it goes quicker than expected, you will be charged less. We never charge more than what was quoted.
We are happy to scan your pictures or we encourage you to scan your own.
Photographs are precious because they capture our memories of loved ones, friends and special moments. Sometimes it is our art and how we express our lives and communicate to future generations who we are and what we have done. Sadly your printed photographs stored in albums and shoe boxes are degrading daily. Many images are worse off yet do to fire, floods, tornadoes, and careless handling. Even digital files are at risk of degradation and being lost. There are already business springing up to restore digital files.
Our photo, document and digital art restorations printed on archival photo papers have proven the test of time. They can last up to two hundred years and beyond when properly displayed.
Extra light photo restorations can include but not limited to the repair of minor damage from discoloration, fading and photo papers darkening. Stains, scratches, tears and cracks that are not in important image areas like facial features and that are few in number, are removed.
Modest amount of damage as in Extra Light Photo Restore yet more difficult to recover as well as a greater amount of flaws - include but not limited to the repair of minor damage from fading, discoloration, stains, scratches, tears and cracks that are minimally in important image areas like facial features.
Medium photo restoration may have major areas of interest that are damaged along with more extensive scratches, tears etc., as compared to the lighter photo restorations. But the image is not missing any major parts in important areas of your picture. Color and contrast more difficult to recover but information is present.
Heavy photo restoration is when your picture is extremely soiled and/or missing parts with important features. Also when enlarging a print from it's original size, more details need to be cleaned up. At the original size there is stuff that can't be seen that looks horrible when enlarged
Extra heavy photo restorations require more creativity on the artist part and simply more time because of a multitude of pictorial issues. We know that rarely a piece needs to be totally detailed out but when it does, we'll do all we can for you.
We are actually altering forming elements of your picture in ways that were not present in the original capture. Enhancements Includes but not limited to, sharpness, noise reduction, clarity, contrast, color changes, value of shadow & highlights, remove distracting objects & people.
This phto restoration was not as difficult as it looks. The missing pieces and cracks where not in many detail feature areas.