Think your old photos are beyond repair? Think again!
Old photos can hold some of our most precious memories, but over time they can become damaged or fade away.
Trust your cherished memories to the UK’s top-rated photo restoration service and we’ll have your photos looking good as new in no time!
Absolutely incredible work! I’ve been bowled over by the quality and speed of Neil’s work and I’m so grateful. I cannot recommend Image Restore enough and I’m already looking for more photos to send over.
Trust the UK’s n°1 rated online photo restoration services
Hi, I’m Neil
Founder of Image Restore
Based in Hampshire, England, I have been helping people digitally restore their photo archives for over 20 years.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
- Over 20 years of photo restoration experience
- Thousands of satisfied customers
- Fast, friendly service
- Prices from just £9
- We never alter or harm your original photos
- We use Fuji Chrystal Archive Paper for all reprints, providing 100 years of fade resistance.
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Over 1000 positive customer reviews speak for themselves!
“Once again Neil has done an amazing job on restoring an old photo with some extra work I requested, resulting in a great photo for my Dad’s war medal collection display. I can’t thank him enough.“
29th November 2021 – Freeindex
“Fantastic service from start to finish. Would have never believed such high-class restoration was possible. Would thoroughly recommend Neil for all your restoration needs.“
25th November 2021 – TrustPilot
I found Neil’s business from an internet search and as his business was not far from me I visited him. He “repaired” a damaged photograph and produced three different sized photographs from the original. The end result is excellent and has brought back memories for my wife and I. How young we looked!
The service received from Neil was exemplary and once we find some more photographs that require Neil’s attention, we will be straight back to him!”
17th November 2021 – TrustPilot
“1934 photo restored – recently contacted Photo Restoration Service regarding a small photo of my parent’s wedding , circa 1934. It was very dark and almost black in the bottom half. I was delighted in the completed reproduction. It looked as though it had been taken yesterday. Neil had colourised it, and details unseen on the old original, ie father holding his gloves, were clearly seen. I was a little nervous about sending the one and only original, but with instructions re packing etc all went well, and the new photos were despatched, together with the original, very quickly after payment was received by him. First Class service.”
16th November 2021 – TrustPilot
“Excellent service, great results
First time I have used a photo restoration service. Excellent service, great communication and I am very pleased with the results (I opted for online service only). I submitted three scans of photos with different problems and the restoration carried out by Neil is excellent.”
16th November 2021 – TrustPilot
“Brilliant job I will be sending more photos for sure.“
9th November 2021 – FreeIndex
“First Communion Picture -I sent a picture to Neil which was just short of 60 years old. All folds and wrinkles gone. A quick and efficient service with a lovely finished article. Thank you.”
7th November 2021 – TrustPilot
“I sent a hundred-year-old photo to Image Restore. It was a group portrait with one of the significant family members having a crack on her face rendering her image almost unreadable. The resulting restoration made a huge difference. My only regret is that I didn’t ask for an enlargement but I am completely satisfied with the prints I have and commend Neil Rhodes for his efficient and excellent service.“
6th November 2021 – FreeIndex
“Fast, efficient, reliable.
Used the photo restoration service today and I was amazed by the speed of the process and also the quality.
Would highly recommend..“
26th October 2021 – TrustPilot
“Brilliant, and v quick, photo restoration service. Neil removed multiple stains and creases to produce an image which is a marvellous improvement on the original. Highly recommended.“
25th October 2021 – TrustPilot
“Recently ordered from here as a present for my mum. Neil was great with excellent communication the whole way through. So happy with the final result of my image which also arrived really quickly. I would definitely recommend.“
20th October 2021 – TrustPilot
“Excellent service from start to finish, so professional. Really happy with the repaired photo, I would definitely recommend Neil.“
5th October 2021 – TrustPilot
“Amazing service from start to finish from Neil. We had a photo restored of our sister which was my Mum’s favourite photo. The original was faded very badly and it was over 40 years old and almost all the colour was gone. But Neil worked his magic and brought it back to life. Mum was over the moon. Would highly recommend and would use this service again . Thank you Neil .“
3rd October 2021 – Google Review
“Made contact for restoration of a very damaged photo which had great sentimental value and had important parts of the photo missing.
Not only was it restored beautifully but very quickly too. I was kept up to date at all stages and the recipients are absolutely thrilled with the end result. Will use Neil again without question“
27th September 2021 – Freeindex
“Delighted with the service I received, and even more so with the end product, after I entrusted Neil with a cherished family photograph.
Communication was excellent throughout the process, delivery of the item was smooth and the quality of the restored image we received was outstanding.“
17th September 2021 – Freeindex
“Neil restored a large damaged photo for me which now sits proudly on my wall. The restoration has been brilliant and it’s impossible to know the picture was in a bad way. Really impressed with the results and since writing this review have used his services again. A great professional service is provided with the work carried out to a very high standard.“
17th September 2021 – FreeIndex
“I am so glad we found Neil at Image-Restore. His restoration of a forty-year Polaroid picture has been near miraculous.
The image, of huge sentimental value to my wife and I was yellowing, fading and lacked clarity.
After his wizardry, the restored picture looks sharp and in focus with the colours brilliant and vibrant, as if it was taken yesterday.
Throughout, his service has been prompt, informative and very helpful.
I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to restore their old photographs.“
11th September 2021 – Trust Pilot
“An extremely efficient, professional and speedy service. My photographs were severely damaged and Neil’s photo restoration service created nothing short of a miracle. I will use his services again and gave no hesitation in recommending him.”
9th September 2021 – Trust Pilot
“The photos restored was excellent. Such a kind person, great communication and prompt service would recommend one hundred per cent.“
5th September 2021 – FreeIndex
“So impressed with the service received from Neil. From my initial enquiry to receiving my restored photo in the post – 10/ 10
Neil was very informative and clear with advice and instructions.
An old, tired and faded photo of my dear dad who recently passed away is now a wonderfully restored, clear photo which is framed and displayed at home.
I’m so pleased with the end results and would definitely order again from Neil. Thank you.“
28th August 2021 – Trustpilot
“What a fantastic service. I had an old photo which Neil was able to restore to its former glory. I’m absolutely thrilled. It wasn’t expensive either, having been worried that it might have been. I will definitely use Image-Restore again.“
26th August 2021 – Trustpilot
“Really pleased with the outcome. Neil took an old photo we had which has some very sentimental value now. This photo had dirt marks that couldn’t be cleaned off. It had parts of the photo which were so damaged the print was not there anymore. The result of the restoration is amazing.
Neil was very informative about all the best steps to take to get the best outcome from the restoration process. Very clear and effective communication and a very easy process to go through. Highly recommend if you need any restoration work.“
24th August 2021 – Trustpilot
“I have now used Neil’s services to restore photographs on two occasions an I have to say that his work is beyond excellent. I have been completely blown away by his attention to detail and the subsequent end results. I would have no hesitation on recommending his Photo Restoration Service.“
22nd August 2021 – Trustpilot
We can fix just about anything!
Whether your photos have become creased torn, damaged by flood, stuck to their frame, or simply faded due to the passage of time, we can help! Below are just a few examples of the types of problems we can fix. Don’t throw away your cherished memories before speaking to us first. You’ll be amazed by the results we can achieve! See our Photo Repair and Restore page for more details.
Creases and tears
Even photos that have been completely torn or shredded can usually be put back together.
Water damaged photos can be repaired by reconstructing stained areas and filling in missing details from other similar reference photos.
Missing pieces of a photo can often be restored, either by painstakingly recreating missing elements from scratch, or by cloning and rebuilding detail from existing areas of the photo, or a similar photo. Either way, this type of restoration requires time and skill to achieve good results.
Sellotape seemed like a miracle invention for sticking photos back together. However, with time, the tape can dry out and damage the underlying photographic emulsion. These issues can usually be fixed with a variety of techniques.
Faces sometimes need retouching in both old photos and new. With old photos, paper grain, staining or other marks can easily ruin a face. With new photos, blemishes, shadows or wrinkles can detract from the intended result.
Old board-based photos are very sensitive to moisture damage. If exposed to water then left to dry out, the surface emulsion of the photo can crack and flake off.
Film negatives can be severely damaged if light leaks into the camera or if exposed to light before they are developed. This type of damage can be tricky to repair, but we’ve been known to work wonders!
A badly faded photo can be digitally restored by painting in shadows and highlights to increase contrast. We can also colourise a black and white photo.
Silver nitrate contained in the chemicals used to develop very old black and white prints can show on the surface of dark areas as a shiny blue tint, sometimes obscuring details of the image.
Get your old photos professionally restored in 4 easy steps
1. Send us your photo
If you have a scanner at home, you can digitize your photo and send us the resulting file via our website. Alternatively, carefully package your originals and send them to us via Registered Mail.
2. Confirm your order
We carefully review your photos and restoration requirements then send you a detailed quote for your approval. We’ll then get straight to work on your photo.
Have questions before you order?
Call for FREE advice: 01420 473624
(Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm / Sat 9am-1pm GMT)
3. Only pay once you are happy with the result
We’ll send a digital proof of your restored photo for your review and make any changes you request, if needed. Once you are happy with the result, we’ll send payment instructions.
- Pay securely by credit card or PayPal
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
- No hidden fees
4. Receive your photo
Once we’ve received your payment, we’ll email your restored digital photo right away. If you requested prints, we’ll place your order with our professional print lab partner. We always quality check all prints before carefully packaging them and sending them back to you together with any originals you may have supplied to us.
All our reprints are produced using the Digital C-type process, the industry standard for high-quality professional prints from digital files
With Digital C-type printing, light-sensitive photographic paper is exposed using a digitally-controlled light source rather than a negative.
The second part of the process is then much the same as traditional photographic printing. The paper is developed in a chemical bath followed by a bleach fix then washed to remove the processing chemicals.
Our prints are produced using the very best machines on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper. This high quality archive-grade professional photographic paper ensures enhanced colour reproduction and exceptional image stability, with up to 100 years of fade resistance.
Explore our photo restoration blog for inspiration and more examples of our work
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