Photo Restoration and Retouching 2017-02-28T17:57:32+00:00

Restoration and Retouching

The Best Way to Preserve Family Memories and Bring New Life To Faded Or Damaged Photographs

You would be amazed at what we can do with a photo. Retouching and restoration of a photo could be simply fixing cracks or we can take people out, put people in, restore color. The results are amazing!

Photos especially are susceptible to light and environmental damage like acids and oils from handling, or dampness from storage. Since older photos don’t usually come with the negative to make new prints, it can feel like you’re losing family history when photos start to decay. Perhaps your old photos have darkened with age, or you want to backup these old photos as insurance against fire or other disasters.

Photo restoration

“For over two years, I have been collecting family photos for what we now call ‘Ancestor Alley’. MotoPhoto has been a key participant at every step, re-sizing, and restoring. Have you seen their result in making ‘whole’ my favorite photo of my husband from an image severely damaged when it stuck to glass. I call this miraculous. Not only are the MotoPhoto staff so skilled in all things digital; they are consistently consumer oriented and friendly. The results speak for themselves. I cannot recommend MotoPhoto enough. No matter how complicated you order is, you will be totally satisfied with their work and service.”

Margaret Patricelli

How Does It Work?

photoshopYour prints will never leave our store. We will scan your original photo and our team members will restore and retouch  your image. Then we’ll produce a high quality photographic print that will last for years to come. You can order any size or quantity of print(s) from your repaired file at the same time as the repair work is being done OR anytime afterwards. Restoration photos can also be put on a CD or USB as a digital file if you do not want prints.

We should mention…. – It is our policy to make every effort possible to protect the rights of professional photographers. We will not accept clearly copyrighted work without the written permission of the photographer/creator.

Photo Retouch – Ready in 3-5 business days

The prices listed apply to retouching services only. Prints are priced at regular print from digital prices.

Date Removal                                                          $10.00

Glass Glare Removal                                               $10.00

Teeth Whitening                                                       $10.00

Pet-eye Reduction                                                   $10.00

*Locket Photo                                                          $20.00

Locket fitting (cutting and putting in locket)             $20.00

Image Enhancement                                               $10.00

Photo Inlay                                                              $10.00

Vignette (Black or White)                                        $10.00

Object/Flaw Removal                                             $10.00

Eye or Head Transfer on Same Subject & Pose    $20.00

Shadow Removal                                                   $20.00

Braces Removal                                                     $30.00

Background Change                                              $30.00

Subject Removal or Transfer                                 $30.00

Colorizing a B&W Photo                                        $50.00

Photo Enhancements – Ready in 3-5 business days

Minor Enhancement $20

We will remove any obvious imperfections, fly away hair trimmings, light birthmarks or redness and clean up minimal blemishes

Moderate Enhancement $35

We will reduce or remove prominent birthmarks, wrinkles, and under-eye bags and smooth out skin

Complete Enhancement $49

Major blemishes or wrinkles are removed and skin is smoothed to perfection. Features can be modified to minimize problem areas. We will whiten teeth, add sparkle to eyes and shine to hair maximizing image enhancement.

These enhancements are designed specifically for portraits and other pictures of people. Choose the service that best fits the level of improvement needed. All Enhancements include brightness & contrast, color correction and general images enhancements.

Photo Restoration – Ready in 5-7 business days

Minor Restoration $29

This option is for images that have minimal damage to simple areas that do not include faces or details

Moderate Restoration $59

This option is for images that have light to moderate damage to complicated areas that might include faces or details

Complete Restoration $100

This option is for images that have heavy damage. This includes torn prints, partially missing images and damage to multiple people or areas

Restoration services enhance Color or B&W images to original brightness. We remove scratches, tears, cracks, stains and other damage. Our lab will contact you if charges exceed the level chosen.

Difficult images may require additional charges. Our lab will contact you with an estimate if the service exceeds pricing listed.

* Prints only Lockets come in a variety of sizes . To ensure the correct fit please write the measurements of the photo area of the locket to be used in the special instructions area.