How it works
To get started, upload your photo here, or get it scanned at one of our partner businesses. We’ll provide a quote and ask for a 50% deposit if you accept. In two to three days we’ll email you a digital proof of the restored image, and make any changes as requested. On approval of the work you will be invoiced for the balance, and we’ll provide a new high resolution image on payment. We can also post a print directly to you, or to one of our partner stores for framing.
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.
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’ll happily refund the deposit if you’re not satisfied with the result.
- Basic colour correction, straightening, cropping, brightening and minor spot removal. Conversion to black and white or sepia tint.
- As Basic Retouching, with additional recovery of light creasing, scratches, fading and stains on photos and documents.
- Recovery of moderately creased, scratched, faded, delaminated, stained photos, and colour restoration of moderately faded colour images.
- 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