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What does it mean to restore a photo?

When a photo incurs any type of damage, you might feel as if you’ve lost the tangible reminder of your memory. Damage can occur through a flood, the ravages of time, scratches, tears, or creases.


Digital Restoration


Photo restoration steps in to salvage the photo. Rather than attempting to physically repair the original photo, the restorer scans the original photo and works on a digital version. This allows the restorer to recreate areas that have been torn off or burned out.


When a photo has tears in it, the restorer scans each of the remaining pieces and rejoins them digitally. Once made whole again, the graphic artist can extrapolate missing data from the portions of the photo that remain.


Older photos may have yellowed with time, but using digital restoration, the restorer can re-create the original image. They can even fix the odd lighting that occurred in many older photos.


You can have an old black and white or sepia-toned photo colorized. The graphic artist may use existing color photos of the same individual to determine the information used.





Finally, the restorer prints a new photo from the digital. The photo’s owner receives both the original and the restored copy.


You can scan the photo you want restored and submit it to Pixel Promises or you can mail us the physical photo and we’ll scan it for you.


If you'd like to work with us, schedule your free 30 minute consultation with us here. We can't wait to meet you!



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