Photo Restoration

Photo Restoration

Small photo restored and enlarged

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Small photo restored and enlarged

This great black and white photo of a sailor with a plane came to us by a family member of the sailor. It is a small photograph, about 3×5 inches at most. It was very distressed and in need of restoration, but the customer also asked if we could also enlarge it. In this case the answer was yes, because it was so sharp. Here are the before and after photos. The final larger print was stunning, and made a great gift for this family. We enlarged it to 8×10 and it looked great. Before restoration   After restoration...

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Photo restoration print quality

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Photo restoration print quality

One of the thing we like to show is the print quality of our photo restorations. John is a master photographer of over 40 years, and making beautiful prints is an important part of that. His prints are in museums and we use the same quality paper, and techniques with our restoration prints. Archival rag (100% cotton) papers are used ensuring very long life of the print. We do not “over restore” a photograph and in turn making it look sterile; instead we maintain what we call an “age appropriate” look to the final image and leave all the filmic qualities in the...

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Water Damage Photo Restoration

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Water Damage Photo Restoration

This beautiful portrait came to us after having been water damaged. This one was difficult because the damage was still active and getting worse every day. Thankfully we did a high end digital scan the minute we got it, and that saved the day. Here are a few before and after photos to show a little of the process. When fully restored, it brought tears to the owner when they came to see it repaired. It was nearly a lost cause, but thankfully we were able to help. Before restoration. Here is our final restored photo...

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Rebuilding and image for restoration

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Rebuilding and image for restoration

Sometimes it’s just got to be rebuilt! We got this image in and the customer wanted the sailor on the right to be one his own in the photograph. It was just a 2″ section of a photograph, and as you can see we had little to work with, but it came together pretty nice anyway. The sailor was a family member, of whom very few photographs were taken at this time, so we need to make this one count. Anyway, the image below shows what we were working with (left) and the resulting photograph (right)....

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Navy Sailor Portrait Restored

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Navy Sailor Portrait Restored

This nice photo came to us in need of restoration. It is a nice 11×14 black and white with a little color added. It was cracked, and yellowing. Here is a small before and after of this restoration....

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Wedding Photograph Restored

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Wedding Photograph Restored

This beautiful 16 x 20 photograph came to us recently and it really needed some help, as you can see. It had turned yellow, and had some pretty bad water damage. It was also mounted on a board that was very brittle, and it could not be flattened at all or it would crack into more pieces. As it was we had to tape some loose pieces together just to do the high resolution photograph for the restoration. This one took some serious attention, but the results were worth the effort. In this case leaving some of the old characteristics and irregularities of the original photograph was desirable, to...

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Wedding Photo Restored

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Wedding Photo Restored

This beautiful portrait came to us in great need or restoration. It had mistakenly been stepped on, and broken into several pieces. We had to re-photograph the photograph with as much of the broken pieces in place and restore the rest digitally. This is a high end process that takes a lot of time and patience. After the restoration we printed it on a beautiful hot press cotton paper with a natural color, which was perfect for this image. We packaged the original in a archival folder and sleeve. The customer was very...

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