See what’s possible!!

Tony had some old photos and this half frame badly damaged slide, that he wanted to have restored for his wife. The slide was very dirty and very discoloured. There were hundreds of small black mold spots covering this slide. Using the digital ice feature on my scanner during the scanning process. I was able to remove these and with a few more hours of patience I cleaned up the photo. Then used several colour adjustment layers in Photoshop to correct the colour cast and sharpen up the image. 
Colour photo restoration

Colour photo restoration from slide $160 plus prints

New Blog Locatation.

I am going to try and duplicate my PixelFIX photo restoration blogger blog here on the Weebly platform. I am interested to see if it has any impact on my page views and google ranking. I will maintain my blogger version as well just in case I wish to revert back to there. 

Fading Fast!

Paul’s wife wanted to get this wonderful family photo saved. The sun had almost faded this one completely away. I used Photoshop to recolour parts of the image and used hue and saturation layers to recover the salvageable parts. Paul was very happy with the restoration. ​


Faded colour photo restoration $80 plus print.

Lets Get Something Straight!!

Some times things don’t go to plan. Sarah’s Graduation photo was taken without a full check-up in the mirror. The results were later to be found unsatisfactory. So Sarah asked me if I could do some photo re-touching and straighten the mortar board and improve this once in a lifetime moment so she could present this to her parents. I’m happy to say that the re-touching work in Photoshop was a success and Sarah was very happy with the results. 
Photo re-touching and manipulation. Auckland photo restorations and re-touching.

Light photo re-touching $40 1 hour approx

The Good Ol’ Days

When Summers were always hot and the lemonade was also fresh! This wonderful old photo was sent in by Glenda and in desperate need of some restoration. There were thousands of tiny cracks and some large creases that has destroyed some of the photo. But with the magic of Photoshop and also 5-6 hours of slow and steady work. I was able to full restore this wonderful old photo so that the memories of those wonderful summers could be shared for many years to come. 

Where is this going?

Nicole contacted me with a strange request and I was happy to help. As part of a gift for someone, she wanted part of a map super imposed on top of a photo taken through the windscreen of a car. I was able to brighten up the image add some more colour and using a darker colour blending layer I was able to drop in the map detail and voilà ! One photo restored and retouched to make a wonderful gift for Christmas.

Thank u so so much for all your help!! – Nicole

Photo restoration and retouching by

Light retouching/restoration. Cost was $20 plus prints.

The World’s Fastest Indian!

Burt Munro is a New Zealand legend and this black and white photo was brought to me for restoration and printing. Burt was the world record holder on his hand built and modified ‘Indian’ motor bike. This photo had multiple creases and a large yellow stain that needed removal and touch up. The final restored photo is now much cleaner and will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Black and white photo restoration

Light photo restoration 1-2 hrs cost $70 plus prints

Collage time…

Thelma wanted to create something special for a relative in america and between us this is what we created. There were 7 old photos, in black and white and some in colour that all needed to be restored before we could make them into this wonderful collage.
In Photoshop I increased the contrast and clarity of the main colour photo and created masks for the inserts. then in separate layers I added the restored black and white photos to the collage.  This has now become a unique and treasured gift.

Can you SPOT the difference?


This wonderful photo was sent to me from Pearoa by Bianca. The phot has lots of red and orange spots covering most of the photo, which has really spoilt this photo. Combined with the fading and discolouration it is badly in need of restoration. Using Photoshop I was able to use the channel mixer in black and white mode to knock out most of the red blotches then made a copy of the original image in colour mode and layered that over the top and blured it. This gave just a few large blotches to deal with. which I was able to clone and heal away in colour mode.  A few coloured layers were used to help out in the sky and white areas. The results are really very good and Bianca was very happy with her restored photo.

Hi Richard,

It looks great my parents will be happy, thank you so much I have just transferred the payment now so you should receive it soon.

Thank you again

Photo restoration

Medium Restoration $180 plus prints.

Lots of Christmas Cheer

Abby wanted me to restore this wonderful old army photo for her dad. This was going to be a great Christmas present. I was able to remove the old sellotape marks and fix up the blemishes and fading. I also restored this back to black and white and then improved the clarity and contrast.

They look amazing, I had no idea that they would be able to be salvaged to such great quality, thanks so much! I can’t wait for my Dad to see them, I wish I had of had them done years ago so that my Poppa could have seen them too. – Abby

Extreme Damaged Photo Restored

This very sad and very badly damaged photo came to me all the way from  Great barrier island. This is a great street scene from Auckland back in the 1950’s. A lot of creative thinking was needed to recreate all the missing pieces. I used the stamp and healing brush in Photoshop to fix most of the damage another few layers of dodging and burn curves and contrast adjustments and we had recovered most of the missing areas.

thank you so much Richard this is spectacular – miracle stuff….
…..I am really pleased and would not hesitate to recommend you to others and happy if you would like to put this up on your website as an example of what you can achieve
So happy to have managed to save a piece of family history,
Regards Cushla

Heavy Photo Restoration completed by Auckland's favorite photo restoration service.

Heavy Photo Restoration 10 hours $250 plus prints.

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