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Photo Restoration Prices and Photo Preservation

Our prices for photo restoration projects are based on an evaluation of each of the photos you want to restore. more about how photo restoration works »

Basic ($1.09 - $16.49)

photo restoration_basic1 photo restoration_basic2 Basic Photo Restoration: repairing small tears or marks on photos, brightening teeth, or removing a skin blemish.

Medium ($21.99 - $32.99)

photo restoration_medium1 photo restoration_medium2 Medium Photo Restoration: torn images, color changes in the background, simple removal of a person or object from a photo, turning a black & white photo to color

Advanced ($43.99 - $54.99)

photo restoration_advanced1 photo restoration_advanced2 Advanced Photo Restoration: severely torn or damaged images, advanced color fixes, or advanced removal of person or object from a photo.

Extreme ($87.99 and up)

photo restoration_extreme2 photo restoration_extreme1 Extreme Photo Restoration: nearly anything is possible. Here, we removed the color cast and the mold stains (the splotches visible at left), and even recolored each scenic element.

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  • Recommended by thePros

    We count hundreds of working photographers among our customers, including the legendary Peter Guttman ,Travel Journalist, who has joined our Advisory Board.
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • How does the restoration process work?
      See our “how it works” page.
      Step 1: Upload Damaged Photos: Make sure your files are high resolution. We recommend at least 500k, and for the best results, 1MB or more
      Step 2: Submit for Quote: Here you can add comments about the photos
      Step 3: Review our Quote: Herein you can chose to restore all or just some of the photos you uploaded. We do not charge anything for our quotes.
      Step 4: We restore your photo: Typically this will take about a week.
      Step 5: Download: Once your restoration is complete, you can download it from our secure website
    • What instructions do I need to provide for restoration?
      Providing us with guidance on what to restore in your image is optional. Our restoration artists are very experienced and know how to repair damaged/poor images. However, if you have special requests, you can include instructions like: "remove blemishes", "remove frame border", "make the hair blonde", etc.
    • What types of digital files can I upload for restoration?
      You can upload images in jpeg format. Any image must be less than 20MB in size. Please ensure that your images have enough clarity (we cannot restore a complete blurred image into a sharp image). If for any reason your file cannot be restored, we will let you know during the quote process and you won't have to pay for any images that aren't restorable.
    • How long does it take for a restoration quote?
      ScanCafe will typically send you a quote in 1-2 business days from the time you upload your images.
    • How long will take to get my final restorations?
      We are usually able to complete the restoration of your images within a couple days to a week from the day you approve the quote.
    • How will I get my restorations back?
      You will be able to download them instantaneously after checkout from your online account. We send you an email notification when the restoration has been completed and is available for your review.
    • How much will it cost me?
      There is no risk. You will get a quote from us and you get to review and accept the quotes prior to making any payment. Our quotes are final and there are no hidden charges. You can review our restoration pricing page to get an overview on pricing. Pricing is based simply on the time spent by the artist and the skill required to restore the image.
    • What if I don't have the digital files and only have old photos, slides or negatives?
      See our “how it works” page
      Step 1: Collect pictures: Collect all your pictures in multiple formats (negatives will work out the cheapest: both shipping and scanning costs) Count: ? Box them: Package them in a standard FedEx or UPS box
      Step 2: Place order: Log onto and place an order. Print 3 copies of the shipping label: attach one to the outside of the box; place one inside (it will always travel with your images); and keep the third for your records. Then, simply ship it!
      Step 3: Tracking: We will send you a confirmation email on receipt and also when your pictures are scanned and ready for review online.
      Step 4: Tracking: You can review the status of your order at anytime by logging in to your account and clicking on order status. You get to review ALL your scanned pictures online. You select the pictures that you like (minimum 20% selection required) You’re done! We will ship you: • All the originals that you sent us • All your selected scans on your choice of a DVD or CD or a Hard Drive

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  • Our Customers

    Please pass on to the graphic experts that I am thrilled with the final restoration on my wedding photo. It is amazing to me that they can do this!!

    - Linda C., West Covina, CA (February 2009)

    When I got my DVD back with the photos, I could not believe the quality of the scans! It was like I was transported back in time....It was truly an emotional experience reliving those photos on my computer with such startling clarity and quality.

    - Matthew C., Columbus, GA (Dec 2007)

    The images I received were amazing quality - just like the original pictures...I loved that ScanCafe had great prices and that I could choose which images to purchase after they had scanned them all - what a deal!

    - Connie S.,Toccoa, GA (August 2008)

    After moving my mother last year, from the home she had lived in for nearly sixty years, I was left with accumulation from most all those years. Amongst everything was a box of hundreds of slides and photos, some nearly one hundred years old. Thank you ScanCafe for restoring not only the pictures, some of which were pretty damaged, but also for restoring the memories that went with those photos. You've made Christmas extra special for my mother, and all of us, this year

    - Joe, North Kingstown RI (Dec 2007)

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