Our studio provides expert imaging services to restore and repair images. Our photo restoration services deliver the same level of attention to detail and creative eye we bring to our fine art projects. Years of darkroom, digital, and retouching experience gives us the tools to restore and enhance all types of damaged photographs and documents. We can edit, retouch, and repair images pixel by pixel down to the finest details. Our work is not automated and each individual photograph is attended to and enhanced to its fullest potential.
We create high resolution digital files with great care so that the original is never harmed. We can enhance details, remove scratches and other damage, restore fading, and fix tears within photos and documents. We can then print the restored images on carefully matched state of the art archival papers to find the right look that retains a vintage feel, giving them new life and often exceeding the original quality of the images.
We can scan, archive, and optimize historical photographs whether they are damaged and in need of digital repair, or need to be accurately preserved and reproduced. Vintage photographs as well as maps and paper works can be reproduced and often enlarged to a significant degree. Images can be color corrected, enhanced, and restored to modern standards or subtly improved while keeping a vintage historic feel. Reproductions can be carefully matched to an appropriate media to make authentic facsimiles.
We can digitally restore damaged family photographs, old or new. We make high resolution color accurate scans and can create both archival digital files and flawless prints. We can make multiple copies of a coveted vintage photograph so all family members can have copies.
As artists, we are always intrigued by challenging projects and finding creative solutions to enhance and restore damaged photos, artwork, or documents. No matter what we work from, our approach and technique will always be tuned to each project's needs. Often our work is done in stages with room for review and feedback between each interval.
High resolution scanning to archive and preserve cherished images
Restoration of original contrast and colors to damaged photographs and faded images
Repair of cracks, stains, creases, and other imperfections
Dust and hair removal
Recreation of missing pieces in images
Extracting subjects from backgrounds
Sharpening and enhancing details
Colorizing black and white images, or converting to black and white from color
Removing elements or people
Restoration and enhancement of vintage documents, maps, certificates, and other historical objects
Color correction and general image improvement
The final high resolution restored files sent to the client
We only work on digital files and never the originals. Getting a high quality scan that captures as much detail, color, and tone as possible gives us the information we need to enhance and repair during the restoration process. Scanning a 8" x 10" photograph at 2400 PPI will create a file that is three times larger than the best DSLR cameras can capture and equals an 80" tall print at 300 PPI.
* For more information on scans and creating digital files, please refer to our Scanning page