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.
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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!
“Expert and efficient, I cannot recommend the service highly enough.“
11th August 2022 – TrustPilot
“Delighted with the restoration and enlargement of a small and indistinct photo. Excellent and helpful service.“
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!”
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“
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!“
15th July 2022 – FreeIndex
“Another great restoration of photos that were 140 years old. Promptly delivered. Many Thanks. “
13th July 2022 – TrustPilot
“Absolutely fantastic! Really helpful and super quick response, I couldn’t be happier!“
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!“
14th June 2022 – 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 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.
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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