Over the last 10 years, I have seen all kinds of damaged images and performed some particularly tricky restorations. This post is a roundup of my favourite 10 Amazing Photo Restorations over the last 10 years. Some, with great back stories, some that just have interesting subject matter.

No. 10 Colour faded photos are numerous and this is an example of a shift in the frame, fading and shifting again. The concentric rings are difficult to tackle.

Restoring colour faded framed photo before and after

Restoring colour faded framed photo before and after, click the image to take you to the full story.

 

No. 9  Whilst in on the subject of colour, fogged films can produce some very strange effects. This one I was able to rescue with a creative workaround.

Fogged film fix before and after

Fogged film fix before and after, click the image to see how this was done.

 

No. 8 Old photo colouring is not easy to get right or realistic. When it is done right the results are amazing!

Coloured grade separation near Arlington New Jersey circa 1900

Coloured grade separation near Arlington New Jersey circa 1900 before and after restoration, click the image to see how this was done

 

No. 7  Daguerreotype photo restoration, nearly impossible to scan but worth the effort.

Daguerreotype photo restoration

Daguerreotype photo restoration,  click the image to take you to the full story.

 

No. 6  Interesting Unicycle. This restore comes with an amazing back story too

Unicycle photo restoration

Unicycle photo restoration with an amazing back story.  click the image to take you to the full story.

 

No. 5  Major colour fading can be restored. In this case, it was possible to get some good results.

Restore a major colour fade

Restore a major colour fade,  click the image to see how this was done

 

No. 4 This one was tricky due to the size the image and the size it was being displayed after restoration. More of a museum piece if you like.

Cricket photo restore

Cricket photo restore, do you know where this is?  click the image to take you to the full story.

 

No. 3  At 53 inches long this was one long photo. The detail in it is incredible! Worth visiting the blog post.

Windmills of Holland photo restoration

Windmills of Holland photo restoration,  click the image to take you to the full story.

 

No. 2 What made this one so tricky was the lack of reference for the bike.

Motorbike photo restoration

Motorbike photo restoration,  click the image to take you to the full story.

 

No. 1 This shredded photo was by far the most time consuming I have ever done! A story of accidental shredding.

Shredded photo before and after

Shredded photo before and after, click the image to take you to the full story.

Note: Just remember these restorations were achieved in cooperation with the clients. Any deviation from the original was discussed and the best options chosen by the client. Where possible I made their choices and options possible.

If you have a photo that looks like these examples and need a photo restoration, check out my main photo repair page for more details on how I can help you and how you can hire me.

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Over the last 10 years, I have seen all kinds of damaged images and performed some particularly tricky restorations. This post is a roundup of my favourite 10 Amazing Photo Restorations over the last 10 years. Some, with great back stories, some that just have interesting subject matter.
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