Looking for some photo restoration of old family shots or even old newspaper images? Maybe you have prints that have faded, been torn at the edges, or even shredded from broken glass….or a broken heart! Have no fear because we’ve got the solution. You know, before digital technology allowed for photo manipulation, it had to be done with chemicals. That meant your photos were at risk of complete destruction. But those days are over. As in… completely over, because now there is really NO risk to the original image. Here’s the run-down….
Digital Photo Restoration
So, now the process is a completely digital one. That gives you a few advantages. First, there is no risk of damage to the original photo as we already stated. But an added benefit is the flexibility in the directions or options we can take in your restoration. For example, some people want something converted from black and white, or left old, and sometimes they even want both options. We can do it all, from adding color to old black and whites to rehabilitating damaged or faded images.
Our Secret Weapon
Owner Michael Damico is actually an accomplished artist himself. In fact, he has a lifetime of experience in art and graphic design. When it comes to photo restoration, he uses his skills as an artist to enhance, repair, and correct the many varieties of damage he sees. And he has nearly 25 years of experience with computer photo editing and digital photo restoration techniques. In other words, you’d be hard pressed to find a better master of this process!
Here’s how digital photo restoration works: you give us your image, either the hard copy or a digital scan. If it’s a hard copy, we offer scanning it at very high resolution for the best quality possible. Then we use magic for the repair process. Once you approve the repaired image, we can do all kinds of things with it: blow it up, print it on canvas, and make multiple copies. You know, just in case Aunt So-and-So wants that old family picture of Great-Great-Grandpa Such-and-Such. And, as always, we can frame and mat your images all in one place. We can even ship it safely in case Aunt So-and-So lives in another state.
Guess what else you get out of this process? Since the process is handled digitally, you get a digital version of your photo. Why is this handy? Because it’s ideal for archiving all of your family photos that are vulnerable to further deterioration. And don’t forget about those unforeseen events for which there are no insurance policies. Like fires, floods, and the impending zombie apocalypse. Of course, if the reprints ever get damaged, we always keep them on file as well. All you have to do is pick up the phone or send us an email and we’ll get your order out the door (barring our own unforeseen circumstances, of course).
Photo Restoration – Not Just for the Old Stuff
You might be surprised to know that this isn’t a process reserved for really old images. Looking through your family albums and photo boxes, you’ll no doubt find many pictures from as late as the 80s and 90s that have already faded. Well, send them in or bring them to us for a new life! In fact, remember those family portrait studios inside malls that were so popular at the time? We’ve done those too.
You should really consider selecting a number of your favorite archived family images just to have converted into a digital format. And we don’t draw the line at old prints, photos, and newspapers. We can scan negatives, transparencies, and slides. We can do it in any format (35 mm and larger).
When it comes to digital versions of your family archive, the possibilities are wide open. If you ever wants prints in the future, we can make them quickly because we’ve already done the restoration and/or scanning work ahead of time. You can even use the digital images to upload to social media and share files with other family members. They will likely want some printed too!
Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. And you won’t find another place that puts as much care and attention into the detail of your treasured items. Send your files via email or bring them by the shop. Questions? Call us at 615-815-6015.