Photo Restoration

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Photo Restoration

Keeping your Precious Memories Looking Pristine

Don’t Let Your Precious Memories Fade Away.  With every passing day, your old photographs continue to deteriorate due to exposure from sunlight, humidity and pollutants in the air.  Now is the time to restore and share them with your children and grand children… and relive the sentimental memories that go with your photos.

Even if your photograph is in extremely poor condition, it may still be recoverable, I have the expertise to help you recover your memories!  I combine today’s digital technology with old-fashioned artistry to repair worn, stained, spotted, torn, cracked, bleached and faded photographs to their original luster.

With the advent of the digital camera, many people have come to treasure having numerous photographs right at their fingertips. Unfortunately, this wasn’t always the way things were, which makes the few photos we may have of grandparents and ancestors even precious. When an old photo has suffered damage like scratches, tearing, or fading there’s often no way to get another copy. Old photo restoration techniques help repair and recover these old photos so that they can continue to be treasured by future generations.

What Kinds of Photo Damage Can Be Restored?

Depending on the age of your photos and how they’ve been stored over the years, you may find a variety of different kinds of damage. Some is relatively mild and at first glance won’t detract too much from the photo; other damage can be severe and can really compromise the quality of the print.

Using your home computer, a scanner, and maybe a course in Photo restoration or photo editing with other software, you can restore just about any type of damage, including:

  • Fading
  • “Silvering”
  • Scratches
  • Water spots
  • Dust
  • Creases
  • Rips
  • Tears
  • Mold and mildew

MAKE A COPY!!! Before attempting any repairs to your damaged photos, make a copy. If your photograph is stuck to a glass (or acrylic) surface, scan the photo through the glass. This will ensure that you have a backup in case the photo is damaged further.

Do NOT trust everything you read on the internet!! There are guides out there in case you want to try repairing your photos on your own. However, fixing things on your own, especially without professional consultation, is not recommended. Every photograph has unique characteristics that need to be taken into consideration, such as how it was printed, the type of print it is, and the specific damage done to it.

A photograph stuck to glass may tear if you attempt to remove it. Using solvents on a photo to remove mold may deteriorate the image. Even simple problems such as a few tears require some professional input–the adhesives in some tapes can deteriorate photographs. Photographs require a lot of care to prevent damage in the long run. If you store and mount your photos properly, you can increase their longevity and prevent complications such as mold and stuck photos from occurring.

Trust in Bridgeforth Photographics to help restore the precious memories and restore your photographs for you.

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