Photo Restoration Services
Our Photo Restoration Services correct problems in a print and restore damaged prints. We work on color and black-and-white negatives, slides, and prints. Whenever possible, an original negative or slide is preferred. Restoration services include restoration of faded pictures for which there is no negative, and repairing torn or physically damaged pictures. Problem corrections include clearing up skin blemishes and wrinkles; and the removal of eyeglass glare, stray hairs, and braces.
You can submit 35mm or APS film, slides, or prints for scanning. Larger film sizes may need to be sent out for scanning at a slightly higher cost. When the photo restoration service is complete, you will receive a digital photo sheet with your choice of prints on a single sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 photo paper. We can also send the digital file out for the making of a new negative and a choice of photographic prints. Please note that print images cannot be enlarged from their original size without some degree of degradation.
If moderate to extensive work is required on an order, we recommend that it be "archived" or saved. Archived files can be retrieved should additional work be required. If the image is not archived, the entire job will need to be redone, at the customer's expense.
Before sending film or prints to us, it is a good practice to have a copy negative of each image made first. Many local photo processors offer this service. It is also a good idea to send the originals, or high quality copy negatives, to us using a certified carrier that requires a signature for delivery. Be sure to insure the package contents. If you would like us to send you a confirmation of receipt by email, then please include a note with your original images and be sure to include your email address.
To see some photo restoration samples, click here.
Photo Restoration Prices
Our service is based on an Hourly Restoration Rate. The minimum time charge is for one-quarter hour (15 minutes). Costs added to the Hourly Restoration Rate include the image scan, image retrieval of a previously scanned and edited image, image archiving, and additional prints of a finished image. Special photo restoration services are charged a minimum fee up to the prorated Hourly Restoration Rate time, after which the Hourly Restoration Rate is applied. To see a price list of our photo restoration services, click here.
We will return the original film or prints sent to us, along with the restored prints and any digital files or negatives, by either UPS, FedEx, or Airborne. Our choice of carrier will depend upon the size and destination of the package. The shipping and handling charges will be based on the carrier, weight of the package, destination, and insurance. If you have a preference of carrier, or would like to have the finished package shipped on your account with a specific carrier, don't hesitate to let us know.
Normal service time is 5-6 working days. Times may vary based upon the complexity of the job. Rush service (2 working days) is available for an additional 50% charge.
Limit of Liability
We take every possible precaution to ensure the safety and integrity of every print and piece of film sent to us. Submitting any print, film, slide, transparency or negative to this firm for scanning, electronic alteration, or other handling constitutes an AGREEMENT by you that any damages or loss by our firm, or agents, even though due to the negligence of other fault of our firm, or agents, will only entitle you to replacement with a like amount of unexposed film. Except for such replacement, the acceptance of the film, print, slide or negative is without warrranty or liability, and recovery for any incidental or consequential damages is excluded.