Great Lakes Photo Restoration

Our photo restoration and retouching service in the Forster is provided through our local partner, Memory Lane Picture Framing.

They’ll discuss your restoration project with you, digitise your images and send them to us for restoration.

Once we have your approval, John and Tish can help you with the final printing and framing of your newly restored photographs in their Forster store.

Note we’re not a bulk scanning and retouching service – we concentrate on the best few images for printing and display. We prefer to work with a maximum of five images per order.

What kind of photo restoration can we do?

  • Stain removal

  • Crease removal

  • Colourise black and white photos

  • Re-colourise very faded colour photos

  • Digital document restoration

  • Recreate missing areas

  • Remove or add people/objects

  • Replace backgrounds

  • Remove mould and mildew

  • Recover depth and detail in very faded photos

I hold a once in a lifetime aged photo that belongs to my best mate and unfortunately the photo had been sun damaged, faded and blotchy. I was somewhat convinced that the photo was not restorable, however it was my aim to find a means of recovery. End result, the photo was restored to its original state beyond my wildest imagination. I would sincerely recommend Vivid Recollection to any person requiring help within the areas of the company’s many expertise in imaging services.

Gene I, Central Coast NSW

I gave Vivid two 1800s photos of my grandparents which were in a very poor condition. I could not believe how they have come up, with a clear picture of how Annie and David actually looked. Highly recommended!

Janice Coleman Evans, Collaroy Plateau

A photo of my father as a young lad and a couple of old photos from late 1800’s/early 1900’s had seen better days. One was in a very poor condition and I was amazed at the transformation. Vivid did an excellent job on bringing all of them back to life. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and I have no hesitation in recommending them for any photo restoration.

Elizabeth W, Lane Cove

Thank you, you’ve brought tears to my eyes, so many happy precious memories I can share with the rest of the family. I received the hard copy prints yesterday. Just perfect, thank you so much.

Andrea, Wahroonga, Sydney NSW

James from Vivid did a wonderful job retouching my Grandmother’s photos and was extremely helpful, guiding me through the process from start to finish. I would highly recommend James to anyone wanting to digitise and restore their old photos.

Lucy G, Wahroonga NSW

Restoration Pricing Guide

The price includes the restoration and provision of the high resolution digital file. Scanning is an additional $10.

Basic Retouching (min 2 images)

$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.

Photo Restoration

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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.

Memory Lane Picture Framing

Memory Lane Picture Framing and Graphics is all about conservation – artwork, photographs and treasured memories. They are the longest established picture framing business in the Great Lakes, offering professional quality and service with an extensive product range.

Address: 89 Boundary St, Forster
Phone: (02) 6554 9939

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