|Digital Photo Restoration|
Digital restoration of a photograph is essentially the process of making a digital copy of the photo and restoring or repairing any imperfections, such as scratches, spots, holes, tears, etc. The original photo is scanned to create a digital copy and the entire restoration process is applied to the digital copy. The original photo is not changed in any way.
When the restoration process is completed you will be contacted by mail or email to notify you that a proof of the restored photo is available to be reviewed online. You will be invoiced for the restoration after you have approved the work. Examples of restored photos may be seen here.
|Making a digital copy of the original photo|
The digital restoration process begins with a digital scan of the original photograph. I prefer to do the scanning myself to ensure that I have a photo quality scan of the photo. If you prefer not to mail the photo, then you have a couple options: scan the photo yourself or have a local copy or photo shop scan the photo and send me the digital image on a CD.
|How to ship the photo|
Your photo must be protected during shipment. Pack the photo between two pieces of stiff cardboard. If your photo is in pieces or is fragile please place the photo in an envelope, place the envelope between two pieces of cardboard and press the cardboard together and secure with tape. Never use tape directly on a photo.
Place the cardboard-enclosed photo into a padded envelope or use a photo mailing envelope that may be purchased from an office supply store.
Mail the photo by U.S. Mail. It is a good idea to insure the package and purchase delivery confirmation.
|What you will get|
The result of the restoration process is a good quality photo. You will receive one or more prints or a digital image on a CD or both.
|What is the cost?|
A photo that requires simple retouching (removing small blemishes, scratches, etc.) will cost about $20. More extensive repair work and providing prints will increase the cost. When I receive the original or digital image of the original I will reply to you with a quote.