Photo Restoration Process | Image Restoration | ScanCafe

How The Photo Restoration Process Works


1. Upload Photos

2. Submit for Quote

3. Review Our Quote

4. We Restore

5. Download Photos


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Tips to scan your old and damaged photo:-

All you need to do is upload a digital version of
your photo, so we can give you a free quote.
Place your request using our online restoration order form
There is absolutely no charge to place a quote request

  • Use a home scanner
  • Scan at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi in the resolution setting
  • If the photograph is smaller than 4´´X6´´, choose 600 dpi
  • Save the file as a jpeg


Upload damaged photos
  • Make sure your files are high-resolution. We recommend at least 500k, and for the best results, 1MB or more.

  • Two

    Submit for Quote

  • Here you can add comments about the photos, like “remove this person on the left”, or “the main thing I want done is to repair the tear in the middle”

  • How it works

    Review our quote

  • You can choose to restore all or just some of the photos you uploaded
  • There is no charge from us to give you a quote.
  • For each approved quote, we will ask you to make a 50% deposit.

  • Four

    We restore your photo

  • Once you approve a quote, a world-class restoration technician is assigned to restore your photo
  • Restoration is extremely painstaking and in some cases even pixel by pixel
  • Typically, your photo restoration takes about a week

  • Five

    Download restored photos

  • Once your restoration is complete, you can download it from our secure website
  • See a few examples of restored photos in our photo restoration gallery

  • You enjoy & share!

    • Make prints and enlargements (enlargement sizes will be determined by the quality of the file you
      originally send us.)
    • Perfect for anniversaries and birthday parties
    • More questions? read the photo restoration FAQ