The most basic restoration service which includes creation of a digital master, colour correction, contrast improvement, removal of spots and small scratches, repair of simple creases, tears and ragged or missing corners.

Improving Contrast -

This was a very old photograph which had faded badly over time.

Fortunately the original had plenty of detail still present, so we could get a much improved result from a fairly simple contrast adjustment. After repairing a few creases, the photograph was brought back to life.

This is a great example of there being hidden detail in old faded photographs, because the originals at this time would have used relatively large negatives, so as long as the image is sharp and the fading isn't too far advanced, we can sometimes work a bit of magic.

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Straightening -

Sometimes a simple adjustment can make a big difference.

Not everyone is blessed with the ability to take photographs with a perfect horizon, But straightening it up can really make a difference. Suddenly we can concentrate better on the subject matter, and the image immediately looks more "professional".

Small parts of the image may have to be added to make up the resulting missing corners, but this is usually a pretty simple matter.



Correcting colour -

This is especially common in photos taken around the 1970's.

Something about the combination of chemicals used at that time in either the paper and/or the development chemistry led to unstable colour in the images. This results in the familiar "orange" cast of photos of this time.

The good news is that it's correctable, giving back the original image without the permanent sunset.



Correcting small edge creases and tears -

This is a very common problem

Photographs are, by nature, prone to be much handled. It's hardly surprising that the edges get damaged over time.

Happily, this damage is usually at "unimportant" parts of the image and repair usually straightforward.

Good as new, and we have a back-up copy here for added security in the future.



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