PHOTO RESTORATION COST

photo restoration pricing tailored to fit your needs

SO, HOW MUCH TO RESTORE YOUR PHOTOS?

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Although each photo restoration presents a unique challenge and a damage assessment is an important part of the process, at Yesterdays photo, we have a pricing structure that can help you understanding the extents of our photo restoration scope of services, along with some category samples,    

IMPORTANT: PRICES ARE A GUIDE ONLY AND MAY VARY DEPENDING ON OUR DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS & THE QUALITY OF THE INPUT YOU SUPPLY

NOTE: Sharpening out of focus photos have strict limitations , if you are in doubt, please get in touch with us and submit your photo for a no-obligation damage assessment 

 

THE FAST

Photo Restoration

$49
Minor Damage Repair
Photo Cleanup
Patching and Healing
Dust and Scratches
White Balance
Levels Adjustment
Basic Noise Reduction
Contrast and Texture
Colour Correction
Frequency Separation
Pattern suppression
High-pass Sharpen
Enlargement from Digital file
Colour Casts and Shadows
Substantial Cracks
Spider cracks
Water or stain removal
Recomposition
Add or Remove subjects
Non-vital Area Reconstruction
Digital Colouring
Texture and Era research
Print File Finalisation
8x10 Print *

THE VINTAGE

Photo Restoration

$89
Detailed Damage Repair
Photo Cleanup
Patching and Healing
Dust and Scratches
White Balance
Levels Adjustment
Noise Reduction
Contrast and Texture
Colour Correction
Frequency Separation
Pattern suppression
High-pass Sharpen
Enlargement from Digital file
Colour Casts and Shadows
Substantial Cracks
Spider Cracks
Water or stain removal
Recomposition
Add or Remove subjects
Non-vital area Reconstruction
Digital Colouring
Texture and Era research
Print File Finalisation
8x10 Print *

THE ANTIQUE

Photo Restoration

$149
Substantial Damage Repair
Photo Cleanup
Patching and Healing
Dust and Scratches
White Balance
Levels Adjustment
Advanced Noise Reduction
Contrast and Texture
Colour Correction
Frequency Separation
Pattern suppression
High-pass Sharpen
Enlargement from Digital file
Colour Casts and Shadows
Substantial Cracks
Spider cracks
Water or stain removal
Recomposition
Add or Remove subjects
Non-vital Area Reconstruction
Digital Colouring
Texture and Era research
Print File Finalisation
8x10 Print *

THE HISTORIAN

Photo Restoration

$399
Major Damage Repair
Photo Cleanup
Patching and Healing
Dust and Scratches
White Balance
Levels Adjustment
Advanced Noise Reduction
Contrast and Texture
Colour Correction
Frequency Separation
Pattern suppression
High-pass Sharpen
Enlargement from Digital file
Colour Casts and Shadows
Substantial Cracks
Spider Cracks
Water or stain removal
Recomposition
Add or Remove subjects
Non-vital area Reconstruction
Digital Colouring
Texture and Era research
Print File Finalisation
8x10 Print *

How much photo restoration costs?

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Professional photo restoration usually averages AUD$89 for standard photo edition and enhancement operations, such as white balance, level adjustments  and minor repairs like removing dust and scratches, however a final price pretty much depends on three primary factors:

Damage assessment, restoration purpose and, production, print and framing requirements 

1. PHOTO DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

We write a big part of our history in photos and most of us want to keep these precious memories alive and passed down to the next generations, at the end of the day, we want to preserve our legacy in a pristine condition.

The first logical step to correctly price a restoration is to assess the extent of the damage and to get an insight of what caused the deterioration, based on this we can get an estimate on how difficult it is to recover the photo.

At Yesterdays photo we have set some price ranges and categorise different types of photo restoration  

2. PURPOSE OF THE PHOTO RESTORATION

Depending on the purpose of your restoration the level of detail required and amount work usually vary, There are considerable differences between a photo needed for web and a photo that will be re-printed.

Added to this, the desired size of the photo is a contributing factor, larger photos require much more attention to detail than a small photography.

There are different grades that range from basic family photo edits to high-end  or museum-grade digital photo restoration, logically this determines the level and amount of work required and staff involved in the process.

 

3. RESTORATION PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Some edits and restoration might require substantial on-site or historical research, to obtain results closer to the original conditions, including exposure settings the time period when the shot was taken.

This type of research activity has a direct effect of the final price of the restoration, and it is considered predominantly when the photos have missing pieces or when colourisation of photography is required.

Furthermore, if you have problems scanning a photo or a negative we can assist you during this process or guide you by using our recommended scanning approach.

Last but not least prints and framing are another contributing factor to the photo restoration pricing

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