Digital Photo Restoration, Retouching, and Editing
Please read the following instructions very carefully.
FEES. My fees are based entirely upon the size and condition of your photo and range from $25 to $250 for most photos (panoramas can run as high as $950 depending on their size). For a FREE and NO OBLIGATION QUOTE, Send a high resolution .jpg of your photo to email@example.com and I will respond with a firm price. You may want to look at some damaged photos and the approximate costs to restore them for comparison to the amount of damage in your photo.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PHOTO. Scan your photo in color (even if it is black and white) at a minimum of 300 dpi (preferably 600 dpi), do NOT alter the image in any way. Save it as a .jpg and send it as an E-mail attachment to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Turnaround time depends on how busy I am, but 2-3 working days is about average.
PAYMENT. After you have reviewed and approved a low-resolution proof of your restored photo by E-mail, please make your payment by credit card to email@example.com at www.paypal.com. Upon receipt of payment, your restored photo will be sent to you as an E-mail attachment in a .jpg and also in an archival .tif format. Depending on file size, you may receive these files in separate E-mails.
PRINTING. I do not print photos, but you can take your digitally restored file to a camera store for processing, you can print it out on your printer, or you can use one of the many online photo printing services. When you receive your proof, I will tell you exactly what the maximum size is for printing it, as it may be slightly smaller or slightly larger than your original.
COLLECTIONS. Library and museum collections are priced according to the number of photos and the overall degree of damage. Please contact me with details and scanned samples, and I will supply you with an estimate or a firm quote. Alternate payment methods are also available.
ADDITIONAL FEES. Scanning is $10 per photo, or $10 per segment for panoramic photos requiring multiple scans. Photographing of images under glass and some panoramas start at $45 per photo. Burning your restored images to a CD and mailing them by U.S. mail is $5. Sales tax applies to services performed for individuals and entities located in Washington state.
I love the restoration of my grandmother's photo. It's beautiful and it means so much to me. Thanks for such fine work.
- Linda N., Tacoma, WA
Thank you so much. The photos turned out great, turnaround time was fast. You were a pleasure to work with.
- Rick D., Boston, MA
Great work. I will recommend your service.
- Ben C., Union, NJ
I can't believe how great my photos look. I thought they were hopeless. Thank you for bringing them back to life.
- Sandra W., Austin, TX
All I can say is "Wow!" My grandparents look incredible. I can see what they really looked like way back when. Thanks for such a great job.
- Ed & Leslie P., Yelm, WA
Thank you for doing such fine restoration work on our little photo collection. We hope to get it online soon.
- Melissa C., Wind Library
The photos are gorgeous. Much better than I expected. Your service is outstanding and very fast. I have already recommended you to my friends.
- Mike S., Beaverton, OR
The photos turned out great. You were very fast and your work is excellent. It's amazing what you were able to do. Thanks, Joelle.
- Tom H., Snohomish, WA