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 restore your old photos 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.
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 for restoration 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.
Trust the UK’s n°1 rated online photo restoration services
Founder of Image Restore
Based in Hampshire, England, I have been helping people digitally restore their photo archives and family history 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.
or call for FREE advice: 01420 473624
(Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm / Sat 9am-1pm GMT)
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Over 1000 positive customer reviews speak for themselves!
“The results were more than I could have hoped for. Neil was incredibly helpful. Communication was almost instant and my husband was reduced to tears when he received the only exiting photograph of his father restored to perfection. I could not recommend this company more.“
21st February 2024 – TrustPilot
“Having owned a litho printing company that did a lot of short run books, we were involved with restoration work on pics so I know how things should be. I was not at all disappointed by the work, very natural, good service and good value.“
15th February 2024 – TrustPilot
“My pony and I swimming in the sea off Selsey lifeboat station. The photo in question was very old and precious to me. Neil was very professional from the beginning to the collection of my Photo, he is a master at photo restoration, I highly recommend him.“
14th February 2024 – TrustPilot
“Two very dark photos from 1921 were expertly restored enabling me to identify the persons & to confirm that my grandfather was pictured on both of them. Thank you Neil.“
10th February 2024 – TrustPilot
“I had an old sepia photo of my late Mothers house that was in need of restoration. Neil kept me informed from start to receiving the restored prints. I have used Neil’s photo restoration services several times and the result always blows me away. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with what are precious memories. Thank you Neil.“
1st February 2024 – TrustPilot
“I did contact Neil to restore and reshape an old photo of my parents. What a great experience!!! After few trials of scanning, my lack of tech skills, under Neil guidance I managed to get a right one. Professional, calm and very precise he manage to guide and understand my wish. Received the result today, well done Neil!! Can’t thank you enough so glad I manage to find you and you have all my respect!!!.“
23rd January 2024 – TrustPilot
“A couple of photos were ripped into small pieces. In desperation, we turned to Neil to see what could be done to recover them. The results were astonishing. The main black and white 10″x 8″ photo was restored as new, and a smaller passport-sized picture was not only restored but enlarged and clarified for a new frame. The results were exceptional. The larger replacement photo was minor-blemished from the lab, and Neil arranged an immediate and perfect replacement f.o.c. Communication was clear throughout, and the service was excellent. I highly recommend Neil and his work.“
23rd January 2024 – TrustPilot
“100% recommend Neil for restoration work on images/photos. I sent him a really badly damaged photo and he has made a superb job of it reasonably priced. Thanks Neil“
13th January 2024 – TrustPilot
“Very happy with image restore. I had very old and faded photos of my late father and grand mother and Neil did a great job. Look like the original print.“
10th January 2024 – FreeIndex
“This was such an easy process, right from the start neil at image restore.co.uk gave instructions as to how to send an image and kept me posted at every stage. The costs were also clear and transparent along with options to help me choose. In the end I went with restoring a much loved but very faded old colour photograph to a new black and white photo. The results were fantastic and I can now display the picture of me and my late mum again.“
6th January 2024 – Trust Pilot
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! Think os us as your photo restoration tool! 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 or full of scratches and tears, 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.
Quality That Lasts – All our reprints are produced using the Digital C-type process, ensuring enhanced color reproduction and exceptional image stability, with up to 100 years of fade resistance.
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