A digital photograph restoration is the practice of restoring the appearance of the digital copy of a physical photograph that has been damaged by natural, man-made, environmental causes, or simply because of factors such as age or neglect.
Digital photograph restoration uses a variety of image editing techniques to remove visible damage and effects of aging from the digital copies of a physical photograph. Evidence of dirt, and scratches, and other signs of photographic age are removed from the digital image manually.
Due to the severity of damage present in some photographs and the complexity of the restoration task, it can take significant time to complete photographic restorations.
In some cases, where a photograph has no data or colour in certain areas. There is no way of restoring that photograph without having to do a full recreation of the damaged section.
Digital format for restoration
We highly recommend for any potential clients interested in digital restoration to bring in the original photograph or text so that we can take a high-resolution scan or photograph of the object.
If that is not possible or that the object is too fragile, we recommend that digital files be in a .TIF format.
With digitization becoming more and more popular, print photos have been forgotten. Being able to see and feel a photo gives a significantly different experience. At Endangered Heritage we are fully equipped with a Giclée printer that uses archival grade ink which ensures the print will last as well as archival grade paper.