Think your old photos are beyond repair? Think again!
Old photos can hold some of our most precious memories, but over time they can become damaged or fade away.
Trust your cherished memories to the UK’s top-rated photo restoration service and we’ll restore your old photos in no time!
Absolutely incredible work! I’ve been bowled over by the quality and speed of Neil’s work and I’m so grateful. I cannot recommend Image Restore enough and I’m already looking for more photos to send over.
Get your old photos professionally restored in 4 easy steps
1. Send us your photo
If you have a scanner at home, you can digitize your photo for restoration and send us the resulting file via our website. Alternatively, carefully package your originals and send them to us via Registered Mail.
2. Confirm your order
We carefully review your photos and restoration requirements then send you a detailed quote for your approval. We’ll then get straight to work on your photo.
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Call for FREE advice: 01420 473624
(Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm / Sat 9am-1pm GMT)
3. Only pay once you are happy with the result
We’ll send a digital proof of your restored photo for your review and make any changes you request, if needed. Once you are happy with the result, we’ll send payment instructions.
- Pay securely by credit card or PayPal
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
- No hidden fees
4. Receive your photo
Once we’ve received your payment, we’ll email your restored digital photo right away. If you requested prints, we’ll place your order with our professional print lab partner. We always quality check all prints before carefully packaging them and sending them back to you together with any originals you may have supplied to us.
Trust the UK’s n°1 rated online photo restoration services
Founder of Image Restore
Based in Hampshire, England, I have been helping people digitally restore their photo archives for over 20 years.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
- Over 20 years of photo restoration experience
- Thousands of satisfied customers
- Fast, friendly service
- Prices from just £9
- We never alter or harm your original photos
- We use Fuji Chrystal Archive Paper for all reprints, providing 100 years of fade resistance.
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Over 1000 positive customer reviews speak for themselves!
“I can highly recommend Neil. He has been great at liaising with me about getting two photos just how I wanted them. It wasn’t an easy job as we were also keen to have the prints reshaped!
The pictures, once faded quite badly, came to life and I’m sure they will be greatly valued by my parents who are receiving them for a 90th Birthday present..“
20th November 2023 – Trust Pilot
“I can’t believe what an amazing job Neil has done with a very badly damaged photo of my late sister. It is without doubt looking absolutely flawless now. I can’t recommend his work highly enough.“
15th November 2023 – Trust Pilot
“I sent an old blurry wedding proof from 1970’s Neil provided me with two clear photos. Very quickly and good quality. He communicated very well and promptly.
14th November 2023 – Trust Pilot
“Whole process of photo restoration was extremely easy, Neil answered emails swiftly and kept me in the loop at all times. The finished product was even better than expected, and I have no hesitation in recommending Neil for his services.”
5th November 2023 – Trust Pilot
“I used this service to repair a creased and damaged old photo after having found Neal’s website via Google. I was amazed at how quickly the job was done – I emailed a digital copy of the photo to Neil on Friday teatime and the restored photo was with me on Monday morning! I felt the charge was very reasonable given the speed of the service and the high quality of the restored image. Can’t recommend this service enough!“
30th October 2023 – Trust Pilot
“Delighted with the result of a restored black and white photo that has been sharpened up. I have sent work to Neil before and will do so again. A really professional service from start to finish. Absolutely recommend.“
21st October 2023 – Trust Pilot
“We are absolutely delighted with our repaired photo – it’s amazing. Neil kept us informed at each stage of the process to check we were content, sent us proofs and sent a print of the repaired photo very quickly. The repair didn’t cost a fortune but the sentimental value of the repaired photo is priceless. Thank you so much.“
19th October 2023 – Trust Pilot
“If anyone is looking for help with restoring old and precious photographs look no further than Photo restoration and repair – digitally restoring your old photographs. I highly recommend. Neil is a magician. I was so impressed by his work, good communication and fast turnaround. Absolutely brilliant“
19th October 2023 – Trust Pilot
“Full disclosure with no hidden costs. Good communications, professional, polite and patient. Swift dispatch on payment via PayPal. Have already recommended. The photo is brill.“
3rd October 2023 – Trust Pilot
“The standard of professionalism and the quality of the photo process were very high indeed. I was taken through the various stages involved, how long it would take and soon. The old colour photo had faded a lot but was restored to its original quality. Marvellous!“
29th September 2023 – Trust Pilot
We can fix just about anything!
Whether your photos have become creased torn, damaged by flood, stuck to their frame, or simply faded due to the passage of time, we can help! Below are just a few examples of the types of problems we can fix. Don’t throw away your cherished memories before speaking to us first. You’ll be amazed by the results we can achieve! See our Photo Repair and Restore page for more details.
Creases and tears
Even photos that have been completely torn or shredded can usually be put back together.
Water damaged photos can be repaired by reconstructing stained areas and filling in missing details from other similar reference photos.
Missing pieces of a photo can often be restored, either by painstakingly recreating missing elements from scratch, or by cloning and rebuilding detail from existing areas of the photo, or a similar photo. Either way, this type of restoration requires time and skill to achieve good results.
Sellotape seemed like a miracle invention for sticking photos back together. However, with time, the tape can dry out and damage the underlying photographic emulsion. These issues can usually be fixed with a variety of techniques.
Faces sometimes need retouching in both old photos and new. With old photos, paper grain, staining or other marks can easily ruin a face. With new photos, blemishes, shadows or wrinkles can detract from the intended result.
Old board-based photos are very sensitive to moisture damage. If exposed to water then left to dry out, the surface emulsion of the photo can crack and flake off.
Film negatives can be severely damaged if light leaks into the camera or if exposed to light before they are developed. This type of damage can be tricky to repair, but we’ve been known to work wonders!
A badly faded photo can be digitally restored by painting in shadows and highlights to increase contrast. We can also colourise a black and white photo.
Silver nitrate contained in the chemicals used to develop very old black and white prints can show on the surface of dark areas as a shiny blue tint, sometimes obscuring details of the image.
Quality That Lasts – All our reprints are produced using the Digital C-type process, ensuring enhanced color reproduction and exceptional image stability, with up to 100 years of fade resistance.
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