Almost all the photos we take now are digital but you may have some old printed photos. With physical photos it's not unusual to have some that are creased, discoloured, faded or damaged in some way. In many cases, these can be completely fixed or vastly improved digitally, ready to be printed, shared or archived.


One printed photo and CD of your restored image will typically cost £30 - £60 depending on the level of damage and work required to fix it.
Higher charges will only apply if there are any unusual or complicated circumstances which I'll always discuss before starting work.

Restoration - Soldier Restoration - Discoloured Tricycle Restoration - Big Hat Girls Restoration - Mother & Children
Restoration - RAF Group Restoration - Sports Day Restoration - Dark Toddler Restoration - Crumpld Police Officer Restoration - Horses Restoration - Brothers Restoration - B&W Group Restoration - Coour Group
Restoration - Dark Cot Baby Restoration - B&W Portrait

The Process

Email

Making your request

Use the Contact Form to place an order and discuss any additional requirements. Please give as much information as possible on what you'd like. I'll try my best to meet your needs.

I'll get back to you as soon as I can, within 24 hours.

PhotosProviding your photos

I can accept your photos whether they're prints or digital files. Please carefully check the details below.

USB Stick

Completing your request

When I've received your photos I'll start work on your job straight away. When it's ready you'll receive a low resolution file as a jpg or Acrobat PDF of the finished work for your approval. If you need any changes, I'll be happy to make them.

Completion times can vary but I aim for no more than 14 days.

External Hard Drive

Free CD or DVD Artwork

All finished artwork is also provided on a CD or DVD with any images you may have supplied at no extra cost. With this you can share and distribute digital versions of your final artwork with family and friends. You'll also be able to easily arrange to have your finished artwork printed again in the future.

Extra discs or USB sticks can be provided for a small additional fee.

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Framed or Unframed

If you're having your job printed and already have the perfect frame, I can just provide your printed work in a cardboard tube.

Framing options may also be available, but there's no specific page for that just yet. :/

PostboxReturning your job

When everything's been done, I'll create a CD, DVD or memory stick with all of your images and any other artwork and return them (along with your original printed photos or items if applicable).

Unless you're collecting everything or I'm personally delivering them to you, I'll securely package your items and return them to you by recorded delivery.



You can provide printed photographs, digital photographs, or a combination of both.

Providing Digital Photos

If your photos are digital (not printed) I accept:
USB Stick

USB Sticks

You can post or personally deliver these.

External Hard Drive

External hard drives (USB)

Only suitable for delivery in person. If using this method, I'll copy the necessary files and you can take the hard drive back with you.

Memory Cards

Memory cards

You can post or personally deliver these.

I accept the following card types: SD/MMC/Mini SD/Micro SD/CF/MD/SM/SMC/MS/MS PRO

Email

Email attachments

Most email services have a limit as to how much you can send on one email, so I recommend that you don't send more than 5MB at a time. If you have lots of photos, internet based strorage may be a better option.

Internet based storage

Internet based storage

You can use a free photo or data hosting site such as Instagram, OneDrive, DropBox or Google Drive. Just let me know which photos and where.
Facebook

Facebook pages or other personal websites

Although I can occasionally use these, please note that any photos taken from websites such as Facebook will be of a much lower resolution compared to your original photos and may affect the quality of your final montage.



Providing Printed Photos

Guidelines for sending your printed photographs. 

  • I can accept photograph sizes up to A4.
  • As much as possible, make sure your photos are clean and free from dust, hairs, blue tack, adhesives etc as they will show up on the scanned images. Don't worry too much if your photos do have any of these though because I can often help clear them up.
  • If your photos come in packs or have different subjects or themes and you'd like them in separate named folders, please put a label on them so I can arrange this for you.
  • Place your photos in the order you'd like them to be scanned.
  • If using rubber bands please make sure they do not cause the photos to bend.
  • Place your photos in the order you'd like them to be scanned.
  • Carefully pack your photos in a suitable packet or box. If using a box, please fill any remaining space with bubble wrap, scrunched paper or something similar to reduce movement and reduce the chances of damaging your photographs.
  • Please try to avoid sending photographs in bags, frames or other formats that could be easily damaged.
  • If posting, I recommend using the Royal Mail's Special Delivery service.
  • Don't send photographs that you don't have copyright or permission for.