Specialist Photo Restoration and Retouching Services

Vivid Recollection is a professional imaging studio specialising in digital photo restoration, document duplication and fine art printing. We’ve been in the business since 2012 and are very good at what we do.

Our services are accessible across Australia. To get started, upload your photo here, or have your image scanned at one of our partner businesses. We’ll create a new image for you to download and share, and can also send you a print by post.

How to get your photos to us

To restore photos we need a digital copy of the original.
There are two ways to make this happen:

Upload your digital image

Scan at 600dpi TIFF or JPEG format at any Officeworks or use your own scanner. Then upload your digital image to our Dropbox.

Scan at one of our partner locations

We’re headquartered in Canberra, and work with framers in Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Gosford and Adelaide. See locations for details.

Photo Restoration

Hover your mouse or swipe over the image to compare before and after.

Mouldy and torn photo recovery

Colour restoration of faded Pixi Foto from early 80s

Restoration and colourisation

Stuck glass and stain removal

Recovery of missing areas, restoring image depth

Faded colour and detail recovery

Recovery of oxidised areas (silver mirroring)

Digital Document Restoration and Duplication

Old posters, maps, charts and certificates digitally repaired
and reproduced on fine art paper for authentic results.

Restoration Pricing Guide

For a quick estimate SMS a snapshot of your photo or document to James on 0418 896 932 or email [email protected]
The price includes the restoration and provision of the high resolution digital file. For an additional fee we can post prints of the finished image.

We ask for a 50% upfront deposit for online orders, with the balance payable on approval of a digital proof.
If you are not happy with the results we refund the deposit.

Basic Retouching

$30per image
  • Basic colour correction, straightening, cropping, brightening and minor spot removal. Conversion to black and white or sepia tint.

Basic Restoration

$60per image
  • As Basic Retouching, with additional recovery of light creasing, scratches, fading and stains on photos and documents.

Standard Restoration

$120per image
  • Recovery of moderately creased, scratched, faded, delaminated, stained photos, and colour restoration of moderately faded colour images.

Advanced Restoration

$200 - 240per image
  • Recovery of heavily creased, scratched, faded, delaminated and stained photos, and colourisation of black and white and faded colour photos.

Detailed pricing information here.

What Our Customers Say

“Vivid Recollection did a fantastic job scanning and restoring archival photos from RØDE’s company history. Throughout the process their communication was professional and prompt – an absolute pleasure to deal with.”
Scott E, RØDE Microphones, Silverwater NSW


“Grandad passed nearly 30 years ago and all we’ve had is a damaged black and white photo. We now have a colourised, perfectly restored image of him in our home. Incredible work. We are very happy customers indeed!”
Paul G, Canberra ACT

“You’ve brought tears to my eyes, so many happy precious memories I can share with the rest of the family. Just perfect.”
Andrea R, Wahroonga NSW