Professional Photo Restoration

We scan original photos and documents, and undertake careful restoration work to bring them back to life. You’ll receive a new high resolution digital file to view on screen, make prints, and share among family and friends. We can also print and post the restored image to you.

Prices range from $60 for basic jobs to $200 plus for images requiring major restoration and reconstruction. We’ll provide an upfront estimate to restore your photo based on the amount of work that needs to be done.

For a quick quote SMS a snapshot of your photo to James on 0418 896 932.

Quality Guarantee: Restoration work is free if you are not completely happy with the result.

What can our photo restorers do with old photos?

  • Stain, crease and tear removal

  • Colourise black and white photos

  • Re-colourise faded colour photos

  • Remove silver-mirroring (oxidisation of dark areas)

  • Recreate missing areas

  • Remove or add people/objects

  • Replace or extend backgrounds

  • Remove mould and mildew

  • Recover depth and detail in very faded photos

Just wanted to let you know that I picked up our printed canvases from Aus In Focus this morning and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result! Thank you so much for your help with this project. I really couldn’t be happier!

Sarah H, Davis Marina, Balgowlah 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

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.

Creased, Torn, Stained and Discoloured Photos Restored

Colourising Black and White and Faded Colour Photos

Testimonials

“You have done a great job. It’s little short of a miracle, what you have recovered.”
Bruce M, Canberra ACT

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“The images look fantastic and I’m very happy with them! They look extremely realistic and very well coloured. I really look forward to giving them as a present.”
Daniel Z, Woodville North
Adelaide SA

“James went above and beyond to restore a photo of my grandfather at very short notice. My family were thrilled with the result. James’ service and professionalism were second to none.”
Kylie S, Pymble NSW

How to get your photos to us

To restore photos we need a digital copy of the original.
There are three 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.