Photo Restoration Services

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Get your old photos professionally restored today!

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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 photos, or receive a full digital makeover? The only limit is your imagination.
Try our retouching service

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
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • No hidden fees
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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.

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

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

Meet Neil
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.

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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) 

Need more info? try our Frequently Asked Questions

Over 1000 positive customer reviews speak for themselves!

This is the first time I have had photos restored and was so pleased with the result……. Thank you very much, Neil, and I will certainly use you again. Sue.

Sue Crosbie

22nd May 2024 – FreeIndex
     

Neil has completed an amazing restoration on my photo. It was in a real mess originally as it has stuck to the frame glass and ripped. It is now like new with wonderful focus and colour. Neil communicated promptly throughout, keeping me up to date on progress. I am so happy with the results. Thank you Neil

Mr Hill

18th May 2024 – Trust Pilot
     

I don’t know how Neil does his work, but he was able to perfectly restore an old black and white photo of my sister. The original photo was worn, crumpled and slightly torn but he made it look like brand new.

Shelia Newman

17th May 2024 – Trust Pilot
     

Extremely pleased with the restoration of a badly damaged photo of my father, which I was able to present as a surprise to my mother on her 93rd birthday and she was delighted.
Neil couldn’t have been more helpful. Quick efficient response and perfect restoration. Would highly recommend.

Maurice

7th May 2024 – Trust Pilot
     

I had a 40 year old colour photograph that had faded over time. It was of such an important person in my life. It was beautifully restored. Service was first class. Great communication.

Chris Fryd

19th April 2024 – Trust Pilot
     

Neil restored a photograph for me beautifully. His communication was excellent and the price very reasonable for the work involved. I’d not hesitate to use his services again.

David McCallum

19th March 2024 – Trust Pilot
     

I needed colour restoration on a picture . Neil did an excellent job on it and was excellent at communicating what was happening at each stage. Prompt efficient service for treasured photos.

Paula WIlliams

27th March 2024 – Google Business Review
     

“Extremely pleased with the restoration of photos that were really badly damaged, enabling us to keep some of our family history alive. Neil couldn’t have been more helpful. Quick efficient response and delivery. Thank you.”

Marion Skinner

22nd March 2024 – TrustPilot
     

Amazing restoration of a faded old black and white photograph of my late father. Neil did a great job and we are going to use the photo on the order of service for his funeral. Great job Neil 

Lilly

16th March 2024 – TrustPilot
     

Fast

Most online orders ready within 24h
Same day service with FastTrack

Friendly

Small business. Big heart.
UK’s no. 1 photo restoration service

Reliable

Fast turnaround. Quality results.
Your satisfaction is our top priority

Affordable

Only pay once you’re satisfied
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! 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 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.

 

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.

C-Type print quality 100 years-fade restistance

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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