At over a meter high and with extreme fading discolouration and multiple areas of surface damage to such a detailed and colourful photograph, this must rank as the largest restoration job this year. Abigail is herself a photographer and brought me this wonderful family portrait to be digitally restored on behalf of her father.
The level of difficulty is very high because of the detail and colour. If this had of been black and white then it may have been a different story. But although it took nearly 3 weeks to complete and a number of proofs were made this is the final restoration. It took 34 layers in Photoshop which included numerous curves adjustment layers to tackle the discoloured highlight areas which had turned blue. The finished restoration was then framed and delivered back to the Abigail’s father.
Her father actually called me once he received the finished restoration to personally thank me. It is now hanging back up on the wall is being enjoyed once more.
Thanks for an awesome job. It is my mother and eldest sister and is precious as we have very few photos of mum so young. I’m going to put up on Ancestry.com
Hello Richard, I’m happy with the restoration and yes you are welcome to
use it for demonstration.
I am happy about the work. – Marilyn | Tahiti
I found a small, torn, badly marked and scratched colour photo at my mother-in-law’s home that depicted my wife Charmaine and I on our wedding day in 1972.
The photo is special because, although taken by a friend using a small Instamatic camera as we sat in the wedding car, it is the only colour photo we have of our wedding because all the professionally-taken colour photos did not come out due to a fault with the photographer’s camera.
I took the damaged small photo to Richard at PixelFix and he restored it beautifully to the stage where he was able to provide us with an enlarged print within a nice white frame which has pride of place on our mantelpiece.
I presented it to Charmaine for our wedding anniversary and she was absolutely thrilled with the superbly restored and vastly improved photo.
Commercial Property Editor
New Zealand Herald
Thanks so much.
You did a wonderful job and I will have the pleasure of showing the rest of the family next week.