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 ($3.00 - $18.14)

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

Medium ($24.19 - $36.29)

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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 ($48.39 - $60.49)

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

Extreme ($96.79 and up)

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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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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

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

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.

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.

ScanCafe will typically send you a quote in 1-2 business days from the time you upload your images.

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.

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.

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 on this 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.

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

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)
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