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.

Ready for a night out!

Richard sent me this photo by email to restore just the lady and not worry about all the damage around the edges. But I suggested that I cut out the couple and make a new background and that would keep this as a complete photo. So using Photoshop I was able to convert to B&W and using different channel mixes was able to remove all the yellow blotches. I then cleaned up the other damage and created a new background layer. Richard was very happy with the results.

Photo restoration re-colouring and new background

Photo Restoration, New Background and Re-colouring $120 plus prints

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Please see below for opening times and dates for the Easter Holidays. If you need any restorations or Photoshop work over these dates please contact me by email and I will replay as soon as I am able. 
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Never do this with your photos!

Gordon brought me this wonderful family photo which had been laminated and badly discoloured. It definitely needed some restoration. The glue in laminates can destroy photographs, luckily I was able to save this one and restore it  using Photoshop, so it can be enjoyed for many years to come. So the moral of this story is never laminate photos!

Photo restoration by PixelFIX - Auckland

Restoring discoloured old photo

Gone Fishing

Alex brought this beautiful scenic photo in for restoration because it had obviously faded and had lost all it’s colour. He had also asked that I remove the line running vertically on the left side of the photo. This was something to related to the mast apparently. There was also surface damage from moisture and mold that resulted in many small dots. With a good number of colour layers in Photoshop and using the clone tool I was able to restore this photo back to its original state. Alex now has this re-framed and hanging back up on his boat. 
Medium Photo restoration completed by Pixelfix in Auckland

Medium restoration 3-4hours $135 plus printing

Go The All Blacks!!!

This photo restoration is from a large batch of photos that I restored of the All Blacks Rugby team  photos throughout the last 40 years. As the All Blacks play the Lions at  Eden Park tomorrow, I thought this example would be quite appropriate.  The original is badly faded and discoloured. The restored photo will be going back up on display in the Peonamo Hotel.

All Blacks photo restoration

colour photo restoration medium cost $120 plus prints

Following in the footsteps.


John Came to me with an armful of old historically important photographs and paintings. He had a story that he wished to share and tell the world. His grandfather was in the army and had documented his time in service through the war from sailing off to his return.
The photos were in varying conditions but all needed to be digitized to enable him to share the story and the journey of his ancestors. Below is an official portrait of the man in question Lincoln Lee. It required the most work being very badly faded, suffering from very bad silvering and wide spread scratches and other surface damage. Using the hue and saturation to increase the colour i was then able to mask off the various areas of silvering damage and repair them in Photoshop. Patience and lots of spot removal and a black and white adjustment layer brought this portrait back to life. A new background completed the picture and the restoration was a success .
You can read more about Lincoln Lee and his journey through World War 1 here at https://walkmarch.blog/

The Restored-1 image, which had all that work, is just stunning.  Really, a complete transformation.
– John.

Photo Restoration of Soldier

Heavy Restoration 5+ hours $200

Speed Machine!

Margret from Auckland brought in this wonderful old photo for restoration. It was in a poor state and in need of some PixelFIXING. Using Photoshop I was able to remove the discolouration using hue and saturation layer combined with black and white adjustment layer. Then it was mostly a few hours of cloning and healing to remove the numerous small blemishes.

Hi Richard,  Great job.

Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run Run Run

Hamish from Auckland brought this wonderful old photo for restoration. the photo is a good example of a black and white photo suffering from silvering and fading. By selecting the blue channel and using that to create a mask i was able to adjust the tone and revive the image in Photoshop. Hamish was very happy with the results and wrote this very nice review on Yellow Pages. You can read more about the Yellow Pages review here

Richard did a great job restoring an old family photo of my grandmother as a child and also scanning a number of other old photos in. Quick, professional and really great to deal with. Will definitely use again and recommend him. – Hamish

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