Digital Photo Restoration and Retouching
Facial Features Comparison and Analysis of People in Photos
Comparison and Analysis of Handwriting on Photos
Informational and Instructional Articles
Services to Publishers, Advertising Agencies, Web Site Owners, Small Businesses,
Museums, Libraries, Historical Societies, Genealogical Societies, Private Investigators,
Attorneys, Film-Makers, TV Producers, Collectors, and Individuals
in the Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle areas and Worldwide
Photorestorics provides three services: the digital restoration of photos; facial features comparison and analysis to authenticate/verify the identity of people in photos (face biometrics); and graphoanalysis for the purposes of authenticating handwriting and signatures on photographs. This Web site also includes a Q&A column and more than 35 informational and instructional articles about antique photography, storing old photos, digital restoration, facial features analysis, and handwriting analysis.
I can't believe how great my photos look. I thought they were hopeless. Thank you for bringing them back to life.
I love the restoration of my grandmother's photo. It's beautiful and it means so much to me. Thanks for such fine work.
Thank you for helping us identify all the "rogues" in our family gallery. I can't believe we were going to throw away all those wonderful family pictures!
Thank you for analyzing the writing on my old photos. It was great to know that it matched my grandfather's journals.
The following are some of the kinds of photos and types of repairs I make:
black-and-white, color, hand-tinted, and sepia-toned (silver to sulfide conversion) photos
studio portraits, snapshots, Polaroids, Daguerreotypes (silver plates), ambrotypes (glass negatives), tintypes (a.k.a. ferrotypes, melainotypes, or iron plates), gemtypes (miniature tintypes), and panoramas.
correction of fading and discoloration, conversion from color to black-and-white, and color tinting of black-and-white photos
removal of spots (mold and mildew, a.k.a. "foxing") and blotches; tears, scratches, and scuffs; creases, cracks, dog-ears, and wrinkles; moisture and water streaking; and unwanted signatures or other writing
reconstruction of missing parts of an image (when possible)
If you have a photo that you think is of a particular person, such as a family member, historical figure, criminal suspect, etc., I can compare the face in your photo to a known photo of that same person and analyze the faces to determine whether they are the same person. You can read some of my articles on this subject, and if you want to proceed with the service, please see my facial features analysis page for more information.
This handwriting service includes the comparison and analysis of handwriting and signatures found on photographs in order to verify their authenticity and rule out potential forgery. This is done by comparing an exemplar (known and authentic handwriting sample) with the handwriting allegedly written by the same person. You can read some of my articles on handwriting analysis, and if you want to proceed with this service, please see my handwriting analysis page for additional details.