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1.)What is digital photo restoration? Do you alter the original photo?
2.)How do I get my photo to you for restoration? I don't like the idea of sending my precious photo to you by mail and don't have a scanner? Is there another option?
3.)I have a very small photo. How large can it be printed?
4.)What types of photos can't you restore?
5.)How do I protect my prints?
6.)I have another question not answered above.




What is digital photo restoration? Do you alter the original photo?

First we scan your original picture using a high-quality image scanner and save it into a digital format on our computer. We then retouch or restore the digital version of your photo using photo-editing software. When the restoration process is complete, we print your picture onto the paper of your choice using a 6-color archival printer. We can also archive the restored digital image onto a CD for you.

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How do I get my photo to you for restoration? I don't like the idea of sending my precious photo to you by mail and don't have a scanner? Is there another option?

Yes. You should be able to obtain a good quality scan from a local photo copy store. Have them scan it at 300 dpi and copy it to a computer disk or CD. If you feel that you might have some difficulties with this, please contact us for help.

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I have a very small photo. How large can it be printed?

Small pictures cannot be enlarged much without losing image sharpness or having too much grain. Similarly, very grainy photos can only be fixed to a certain extent. It depends on a number of factors, but in general very small photos should not be printed larger than 4x6 or 5x7 for best results.If you have a 4x6 or 5x7 good quality photograph, it can be printed as an 8x10.

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What types of photos can't you restore?

We cannot restore pictures that are completely out of focus because too much detail has already been lost in the photo. If your picture has missing elements, we can only restore it to a certain extent, but if you have a similar second photo that shows extra details, please include it.Originals can be restored to a certain extent, but we cannot make them perfect. The better your original photo, the better the restoration will look.

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How do I protect my prints?

Never display your photos where they can be exposed to sunlight. Harsh light and UV are major causes of faded photos.Wash your hands before handling your pictures. Oils from your skin or food will cause damage to your print. Protect your prints behind a frame or in a photo album (using acid-free sheets).Display or store your photo's in a spot with lowhumidity and average temperatures. Humidity and heat will cause damage to your prints.

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I have another question not answered above.


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