Specialist Photo Restoration Service

Flashback Photo Co specialises in digital photo restoration, retouching and photo editing, document restoration, and archival printing. We bring to every project a mix of technical know-how and artistry to achieve excellent results with all kinds of degraded images.

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Get a Quote

For a quick response quote, use your phone to take a snapshot of your photo and send by MMS to 0418 896 932.

To discuss your project, call us during business hours (AEST) on 1800 84 04 06.

Covid-19 update

We’re taking orders online as usual. Please phone ahead if you plan on visiting our Leura studio for contact-free delivery and pick up options.

We’re busier than usual and as a team of two we’d prefer to limit the number of images to four per job. Turnaround times are also a bit longer now – allow for a week for restorations and a week to 10 days for prints.

Our Services

Photo Restoration

Recovery of faded, stained, scratched, torn and insect damaged photos. If the faces are recognisable, we can fix it.

Image Upscaling

Enlargement and adding detail to blurry and pixellated photos. We can also make big improvements to out of focus snapshots taken with mobile phones.

Black and White Photo Colourisation

Amazingly true-to-life renditions of black and white images.

Retouching and Photo Editing

Perfect wedding, glamour and corporate photos.

Document Restoration

Digital restoration of old maps, plans, certificates, posters and artwork on paper.

Archival Printing

We make beautiful prints using the best acid-free papers and fade-proof inks.

Recent Highlight

Shirley Temple

This delightful hand-coloured photo from 1947 came to us in a very poor state – water had washed out the left side and top of the image, and it was otherwise faded and scratched up. We completely repainted the image, and grafted in the curls of a young girl who was very famous around that time.

How it Works

To work with us, all we need is a scan of your photo.
Here’s how to get started:

Quote

SMS a snapshot of your photo to 0418 896 932, email [email protected], or via WhatsApp.

Scan at Officeworks

Go to the print desk at Officeworks and ask for a scan at the highest quality settings in full colour (even for black and white images), at 600dpi. Ask them to email the file to [email protected].

Or use your home scanner

Scan at 600dpi using the highest quality settings and send us the file by email or through our contact form.

Or post your photo to us

If you’d like us to do the scan, send your photo by post to
Flashback Photo Co
PO Box 7365
Leura NSW 2780

Restoration

We get to work on your photo.
The process takes 5-7 days.

Proofing

We send you a preview by email and make any changes requested, to get it just right.

Payment

On approval we’ll send the invoice, payable by bank deposit or secure online credit card payment.

Digital file / prints

We send the high resolution digital file on payment, and dispatch prints within seven business days, if ordered.

Pricing Guide

The price includes the restoration and high resolution digital file for printing and sharing.
For an additional fee we can post prints of the finished image.

As a small team with a focus on quality, we prefer to work with a maximum of four images per order.

Detailed pricing info and examples click here.

Basic Restoration

$80inc GST
  • Recovery of lightly creased, scratched, faded, stained photos. Ask us about discounts for multiple basic restorations.

Standard Restoration

$120inc GST
  • Recovery of creased, scratched, faded, stained photos. Colour restoration of faded images. Colourisation of black and white portraits.

Advanced Restoration

180inc GST
  • For very degraded images: heavily creased, scratched and stained photos. Or two Standard tasks such as restoration and colourisation.

Extreme Restoration

240+inc GST
  • For extremely degraded images needing hours and hours of careful editing and photo-realistic painting to recover lost detail and colour.

Guaranteed Results

We don’t send the invoice if you’re not happy with the results.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn,
Self portrait in a Velvet Cap with Plume
, c. 1638.

Archival Printing

Pigment ink on cotton-fibre paper: a timeless combination

We may be using advanced technology to make our prints, but the same basic materials were used by the old master printmakers centuries ago. And just as their artistic legacy survives to this day, the prints we make will be with us hundreds of years into the future.

We stock a select range of fine art and photographic papers to perfectly match the look and feel of the original image.

Epson Ultrachrome HD pigment ink print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 2020.

What our customers say

“James is extremely talented, meticulous and very easy, patient and pleasant to work with. He will go the extra mile to get the colours and detail of his work just right – until it’s perfect. He has restored and colourised three damaged old black and white photos of my mother at various stages of her youth for me. My Mum says she cannot take her eyes off them and the photos make her feel young again. These magnificent photos will be handed down through future generations. Thank you so much James for bringing these photos to life. Your work is stunning.”

Anne T, Brisbane QLD

“You did a beautiful job. It generated a lot of conversation between me and my sister. Her recollection of the photo was sharper than mine because she was the older, more composed goody-two-shoes on the left and I was the younger tear-away with her skirt turned up on the right. Apparently I gave the photographer a real challenge.”

Denise S, Sydney NSW

“Grandad passed nearly 30 years ago and all we’ve had is a damaged black and white photo. We now have a colourised, perfectly restored image of him in our home. Incredible work. We are very happy customers indeed!”

Paul G, Canberra ACT

Need help?

Upload your photos and documents for advice on restoration and printing.

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