Photo Restoration Services

Revive your precious memories for future generations to enjoy

Get your old photos professionally restored today!

 

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!

photo restoration and colouringzing old photos

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.
Elisha G.      

Using the latest digital restoration techniques, we can restore old photos that are torn, damaged or faded to their original condition.
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We can digitally colour old photos with historic accuracy to produce stunning natural-looking results.
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Want to remove unwanted distractions, combine elements from different scenes, or receive a full digital makeover?
The only limit is your imagination!

Trust the UK’s n°1 rated online photo restoration services

Neil Rhodes Photo restoration services ounder of Image-Restore.co.uk

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.

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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!

Expert and efficient, I cannot recommend the service highly enough.

Nick Gallegos

11th August 2022 – TrustPilot
     

Delighted with the restoration and enlargement of a small and indistinct photo. Excellent and helpful service.

Peter Dalrymple-smith

8th August 2022 – TrustPilot
     

“Amazing restored pics! Thanks so much Neil for restoring my father in laws pictures of his Father. The improvement is incredible. We’re all over the moon and amazed at the difference. Totally worth doing if you have pictures that are worn etc. Highly recommend!! Thank you!”

Leanne

5th August 2022 – TrustPilot
     

I never thought my photo could be restored to such a high standard. It is a special photograph and now it has been restored so beautifully it will give me a lot of pleasure each time I see it.
Excellent service from start to finish

Carol

4th August 2022 – TrustPilot
     

Photo restoration service: Neil at Image-Restore has done such an amazing job bringing out lost detail and balancing the dark and light areas in my old photos. They were my favourites before, but they are even better now!

Elizabeth Bourne

15th July 2022 – FreeIndex
     

Another great restoration of photos that were 140 years old. Promptly delivered. Many Thanks.

Michael Harmer

13th July 2022 – TrustPilot
     

Absolutely fantastic! Really helpful and super quick response, I couldn’t be happier!

Amanda Caldeira

11th July 2022 – TrustPilot
     

My images were done and dusted in less than 24hrs (18hrs to be precise and part of that was the evening and night), now that’s what I call GREAT SERVICE!
This is by far the best Photo Restoration Service online and I will defiantly use him again! Thank you Neil!

Darren Hill

14th June 2022 – TrustPilot
     

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Prices start from just £9

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 damage
Water damaged photos can be repaired by reconstructing stained areas and filling in missing details from other similar reference photos.

Missing fragments
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.

Tape marks
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.

Blemishes
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.

Flaked emulsion
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.

Light leakage
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!

Faded colours
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.

Silvering
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 for restoration and send us the resulting file via our website. Alternatively, carefully package your originals and send them to us via Registered Mail.

Check out our super easy scanning guide

Upload your photo
Choose your photo

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
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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.

Quality checking your professional reprints.

FAQ

How much will my photo restoration cost

Prices for digital restorations start at £9 but every photo restoration is different. We will assess your image for damage and how much that will cost. 

What payment methods do you take.

You pay with a card via a payment link or with a bank transfer.

Can I order prints?

Yes we can provide you with high quality professional prints  in a variety of sizes up to 45 inches check out our print prices. 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.

How long will it take?

Most restorations for single images can be done within 24 hours. If you ordered any prints these will be ordered when the proof has been approved and payment received. They take around 7 working days from the professional print lab.

What if I'm not happy with the result?

I offer all my clients a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Should your restored photo(s) not match your expectations, I will work with you to fix any issues until you are 100% happy. In the rare event that I am not able to meet your requirements, you will not be charged for the work. 

I do evaluate all requests before undertaking any work and reserve the right to refuse a project if I feel that I will be unable to achieve a satisfactory result.

In these cases, if you have provided me with original prints or negatives, all that I ask is that you cover the cost of returning your originals to you via Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Do you offer discounts for bulk orders?

Yes, discounts are based on assessing the images for restoration and the work required. We offer 5% discount for 10 or more photos and 10% for 50 or over.

Can I review my restored photo(s) before I pay?

Once your photo has been restored, an e-mail with a low-resolution watermarked “digital proof” will be sent for you to validate. If you are happy with the result, I will send you an invoice and payment instructions.

Do you accept orders from outside the UK?

I am happy to accept orders from around the world. However, due to the cost, risk, and potential delays associated with international postage services, I recommend that you do NOT send precious original prints by postal mail if you live outside of the UK. Instead, please obtain a high-resolution scan of your original photo and send the file to me by e-mail.

Consult our detailed scanning guide for instructions on how to scan your image properly for best results.

How do I scan my photos for restoration?

Scanning your originals is an important first step in the photo restoration process.

Refer to our 7-step scanning guide to ensure the best results. If you do not own a scanner then it is advisable to post your original photo to us. We’ll make a scan for you for the best possible restoration.

How fast can i get my photo restored?

For the fastest photo restoration, a digital file can be restored with 12 hours, or even the same day depending on my workload. For an extra fast restore, you can pay a FastTrack fee of £10 to jump ahead of the queue.

Explore our photo restoration blog for inspiration and more examples of our work

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