Don’t know about you, but I am not restoring digital family photos myself. I’d rather have a root canal – and let’s be specific about no anesthetic – than fiddle with photo restoration and editing. Unfortunately, the person I used back in the day is no longer in business. So what are our options today?
Restoring Digital Family Photos – Online Vendor
When Costco still offered digitization of outmoded media formats, I happily turned over VHS tapes, slides, and film negatives to them with great results. Since then, Costco has shut down their photo labs. In its place, Costco offers a partnership with Shutterfly at attractive prices.
However, the focus now seems to be placed on creating greeting cards, photo albums, calendars, and other physical products from digital images. That’s great. But it doesn’t solve the twin issues of digitizing outmoded formats containing priceless family memories.
Enter Forever.com. My clients are very happy with Forever.com. Converting the following formats are offered by Forever.com: video tapes; reel-to-reel and cassette audio recordings; Super 8 movies and other home movie film formats; negatives, slides and transparencies; and oversized items.
Restoring Digital Family Photos – Local Business
The image you see above is of my grandmother, her parents, and her younger siblings. The original photographic print of this family group came to me in several pieces and I sent scans of them to Janine Smith the same way. That she was able to knit them together and compensate for the many deficiencies, restoring digital family photos, is a complete joy.
If you are considering restoring digital family photos, this is the time. For the record, Sassy Jane receives no compensation from Landailyn, because I think her services speak for themselves.
One more example: the original wedding photograph of my great-grandparents is on the left and Landailyn’s restoration is on the right. The original photographic print suffered damage from acidic deterioration, image breaks, liquids, fading, Scotch tape (tool of the devil), and other indignities, after it was taken on 15 Sep 1888, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
I tried to repair that critical rip on the face of my great-grandather before I put together a family history album for my mother’s 90th birthday. To put it charitably, my PhotoShop skills sucked. The restored digital family photo version on the right pleases me to no end.
If you’re looking for high-end digital photo restoration, try Landailyn. If you’d like us to work our magic on your damaged photo, send us a scanned copy, at least 300 ppi and scanned in color – even if the photo is black and white. You can contact us, and even send the photo, using our contact form.
Visit the Landailyn.com website here. Visit her blog here. Contact Janine on Facebook. If you are serious about restoring digital family photos, I think you’ll be very happy you did.
Once restored, if you’re searching for a way to manage your digital family photographs, consider:
Cataloging Digital Family Photographs and Records