With digital cameras making photography so easy, modern photos (if printed) can look great. But what if you have some older pictures, that have been left in a box somewhere, that don't look as good? Old photos, transparencies or negatives kept in a box somewhere could hold a picture that could be enjoyed.
I have over 25 years experience in repairing photos on a computer. The original photo is scanned at a high resolution and repaired using graphic editing software. The sort of things that can be fixed include:
- Remove scratches, cracks and creases
- Reconstruct missing parts of a photo
- Remove marks from a photo torn in two and stuck together
- Improve the contrast on faded pictures
- Correct the colour balance of faded pictures
- Erase unsightly objects from a photo
- Repair torn corners
- Fix damage from water or chemicals
Please note that a blurred photo cannot be turned into a sharp, clear picture. Despite what you may see in films and television programs, it is not possible to get that sort of detail from an image. Dark images can usually be improved as the information is still contained in the photo.
The cost will vary according to how much work needs to be done, but a final printed photo is included in the price along with the fixed digital image. Larger images or multiple printing may cost more.
Below are some examples of previous photos I've worked on. You can drag the arrow control in the middle of each photo to see the before and after effects.
Stains, marks and holes repaired, boots rebuilt, image colourised and background widened
Contrast improved, scratches fixed, holes repaired and greyscaled
Right half moved to left, colours corrected and perspective fixed
Tears fixed, corners rebuilt, contrast improved, greyscaled then recoloured
Colours fixed, contrast improved, new image of bride's father added so both subjects facing camera
Contrast improved and raised stamp on photo removed
Spots, scratches and evidence of torn photo repaired with tape removed
Top half moved to bottom, colours and contrast fixed
Scratches, watermarks and chemical spots removed
Scratches, tears and contrast improved
Contrast adjusted, colours fixed, cropped and sharpened
Window markings removed, seat cloned out, aspect fixed
Spots and tears fixed, sun bleached area restored, person in background removed