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Photo Restoration Service

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Latest photo restoration projects.

Nice to be Beside the Seaside

Seaside Family Holiday Photo Colourised

Recently I ran a competition on Twitter as part of a One Minute Brief. The prize was for £50 off photo restoration. The winner graced me with this a amazing photo of his granparents at the seaside. I restored and colourised the sepia photo. I'm really pleased with the result.


Cricket Team Glass Plate Negatives

Glass Plate Negative Scanning

A customer recently contacted me about glass plate negative scanning. He had a box full of photos of the England cricket team from the 1930s. Over the recent months I have been scanning and restoring them in batches. I have found it really fascinating, the images must have been used in newspapers as a few of them had been masked out, clipping around a cricketer. 


Enlarging a Small Photo

Photo Enlarging - Turning a tiny photo into a large print

I often get requests for photo enlargements - as long as the original contains plenty of detail and the photo is scanned at a very high resolution you can turn a tiny photo into a large print. 


Colourising a Black and White Photo

Colouring a Black and White Wedding Photo

A colourising a black and white photo makes a great gift! 

"Nick colourised a old black and white photo for me, the results were amazing and would recommend his work a very prompt and helpful service!"


Film Camera Light Leaks

Photo damaged from camera light leaks

This graduation photo was suffering from film camera light leak damage. Both edges had banded faded edges. The restored photo is now as good as new.

Heavily Damaged Old Photo

Heavily damaged old photo restoration

You may be thinking your photo cannot be saved... however with my photo restoration service a heavily damaged photo can be restored! This photo was coverd in rips, folds and pencil lines which have now been digitally repaired. Paul said "We were totally blown away with how well Nick managed to restore our photo of our Mum. She has tried a number of times over the years, but no body has managed to quite get it right. We will now be digging out more old family photos for him to work his magic on!" You can watch the photo restoration process here

Centrepiece of a diamond wedding anniversary party

Black and white wedding photo colourised

I was really pleased with the result of this colourised black and white photo. Stephanie said "Nick produced a colourised version of an original black and white photo of my parents wedding which I am absolutely delighted with and will form the centrepiece of their diamond wedding anniversary party"

Faded sun damaged cat photo

Sun Damaged Faded Photo Restored

Family history photos can also include our pets! This photo of a ginger cat as been faded and discoloured by sun damage. Marc said "The before and after is incredible. If you need a new lease of life given to your photographs then you can rest assured that this is the service for you."

Colourised Sepia Family Photo

Sepia Family Photo Colorized

This sepia photo is from c1920 and it was coloured as a Birthday gift. The original photo had a good tonal range, which is perfect when colouring black and white photos. Robert said "Amazing work from Nick. Got the colors spot on at our first attempt and really catered to my needs. What makes it even more special is that the photo was in relatively poor state too." Click the link to view the video of the black and white photo colouring process

60th Wedding Anniversary Gift

60 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift

This is my Grandparents wedding photo from 1955. I colourised their black and white photo as a gift for their 60th wedding anniversary. 

Old postcards made into greetings cards

Old postcards made into greetings cards

Cofion Cards asked me to restore 6 original postcards of Tenby, Wales. They included various scenes of the beach, fishermen, St Mary's Church, Tudor Square and Five Arches. Once restored, they were sized to fit onto a set of greetings cards.

Old restored photo of young lady

Old restored photo of a young lady

"Nick's service was prompt and professional. He did a fantastic job of restoring my torn faded photo of my mam. I would definitely recommend his service."

'Ready to go in the bin'

mother daughter damaged restored photo

This photo had various fold line damage and scribbled in pen. As the customer put it "It was ready to go in the bin". Good job she got in touch as the photo will now be enjoyed for many more years to come. 

"After a couple of e mails I now have the photograph back as good as new. No hassle, and nothing was too much trouble for Nick. I would certainly recommend this company to anyone who needs old photograph restoration."

Severe damage photo restore

severe damage photo restoration

The original was held together by sellotape which had left nasty brown marks from the years gone by. Various areas had missing parts which i recreated. It was a tricky restore but i'm very pleased with the result, more importanly so was the customer: "Nick was great with communication and was well impressed with the finished result. He also had to build the background up as wanted the photo to be pt into an 8*10 frame. I cannot recommend Restore and Design highly enough and them treasured moments can now live on for further generations."

B&W wedding photo colourised

Photo colouring anniversary gift

Black and white wedding photo colourised for a Diamond Anniversary gift. "A black and white photograph of my parents taken on their wedding day 60 years ago has been beautifully colourised. The colours and intensities are accurate, while not masking the natural shading. I am very pleased with the final result"

RAF wedding photo coloured

Black and white RAF wedding photo coloured

Black and white RAF wedding photo coloured for a Christmas present for my customers father. "Having read previous reviews I had quite high expectations and I wasn't disappointed; communication by email was almost instantaneous throughout the process giving me confidence in the project and the final product is absolutely outstanding. Good value for money too"

Faded wedding photo

Faded wedding photo restore

A lovely old wedding photo which was looking a little tired and stained. I enhaunced the contrast and cleaned up the stains and blemishes.

Red toned photo restore

Red toned photo restored

Pearl anniversary photo restore - The customer wanted his parents wedding photo to look more modern, crisp and colourful. It was suffering with an overall red/purple tone. I neutralised the colour cast to bring back the original colours. A very happy customer.

Rearranged family photo

Old family photo digitally rearranged and restored

A birthday gift for my customers wife. He wanted the photo rearranged as a picture of just the three of them together doesn't exist. "Restore and design did a great job of repairing a worn and tired colour photograph for me. The communication was first rate. The service was professional and friendly. From start to finish the whole experience was stress free."

Defaced World War photo

Defaced WW1 photo in uniform

World War 1, Royal Engineers c1917. This photo had been comically defaced so my job was to remove the biro doddles and restore the photo back to its full glory. "Excellent service all round. A photo covered in biro scribbles and drawings completely restored. Very pleased as only photo of my grandfather in WW1 uniform. Would highly recommend to anyone."

World War 1 in colour

World War 1 in colour

Royal Army Medical Corps personnel from World War 1, c1917. Almost hundred years old this old black and white photo is now in colour. "I'm very please with the result. It's an amazing transformation! You'd never think it was taken almost 100 years ago! You've done a great job, thank you."

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Restored sun damaged photo. Equalised faded areas and recolourised. Added background defocus to add depth.…


A very professional service. A very old and faded photograph enhanced a made very clear and of course now saved for the future. Two photographs that were torn and creased now look as good as new.

Joan Tomaszko
Dec 16, 2012