Specialist Photo Restoration and Retouching Services

Vivid Recollection specialises in digital photo restoration, document duplication and fine art printing. We bring to each project a mix of technical know-how and artistry to achieve excellent results with all kinds of degraded images.

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.

We work with a maximum of five images per order.

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 work with framers and print shops in Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Gosford, Adelaide and regional Victoria. See locations for details.

Featured Work – October 2019

Recovery of a century-old photo with extensive insect damage.
This one needed a lot of fine (digital) painting to fill in the missing parts.

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.

Quality Guarantee
We’ll happily refund the deposit if you’re not satisfied with the result.

Basic Retouching

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

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.

Click here for detailed pricing information.

Our bush studio

A small business in the bush

Our HQ is a renovated shearers’ quarters on the Monaro, near the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. Although very remote, our services are easily accessible online or through our growing network of partner businesses. Give James a call any time during normal business hours for advice on how we can help with your project.

James Walters