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  • Damaged Photo Restoration Service

    Posted on May 21st, 2012 Lee Devlin 1 comment
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    A few months ago, my friend Don showed me a picture he had of himself as a young boy along with his younger sister and older brother. Don will turn 80 this year and it appears he was about 5 in the photo, so it was about 75 years old. The photo had some damage from creases, missing areas, and a few dark spots and he wanted to get it restored but didn’t want to let go of the original since it was irreplaceable. He had an photo scanner sitting next to his computer, so I scanned in the original and emailed it to Jay Yozviak at Photography by Jay, who is the premier photographer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I figured he’d know of a reliable service where the photo could be sent and restored to remove the defects it had accumulated over its 75 year life. You can see an image of the original photo here (you can click on images for higher resolutions versions of them):

    Damaged photo needing restoration and touchup work

    photo before restoration

    I know that Jay is very capable with PhotoShop but didn’t realize that he also does photo restoration as part of his photography business. In a few days, Jay had restored the image and sent back the results. My friend was extremely pleased with how it turned out. As you can see below, the defects are gone.

    damaged photo restored

    photo after restoration

    He also made up a framed version of the image in black-and-white:

    old image converted back to black and whilte

    Original image converted back to black and white

    If you’d like to get a quote on getting your irreplaceable photos restored to their original condition, you can contact Jay at:

    Photography by JAY
    284 Dennison Street
    Swoyersville, PA 18704
    570-288-1706

    If you’re curious how photo restoration is done, here’s a time-lapsed video of someone doing it on YouTube. The video is only a few minutes, but it shows about 6 hours of work:

     

    One response to “Damaged Photo Restoration Service”

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