Specialist Photo Restoration Service
Flashback Photo Co specialises in digital photo restoration, document restoration and archival printing. We bring to each project a mix of technical know-how and artistry to achieve excellent results with all kinds of degraded images. We offer our services online, and through our network of partner stores nationwide.
We’ve been in business since 2012, and are based in Leura
in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.
Yes, we’re open for business
It’s business as usual for all online transactions, however projects may take a few weeks as we’re experiencing higher than usual demand for our services. Please allow 7 days for digital restoration and an additional 7 days for prints. If you’re intending to visit one of our partner locations please call them in advance to make arrangements for scanning.
Recovery of severe water damage and reconstruction of nose, using a second image as reference.
Cover image for the soon-to-be-published “Heyday of Sail”. Colourised and edited photo of a tall ship sailing around Cape Horn in the early 20th century.
A dramatic recovery achieved by mirroring the other side of the face, and splicing in a part of a similar tweed jacket found elsewhere.
How it Works
The process from start to finish.
Visit partner store
Take your photo to one of our partner stores in Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Newcastle, Forster, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or Adelaide. See locations.
Or use your home scanner
Use your own scanner and send us the file using our upload form. Scan at 600dpi on the highest quality setting.
Or post your original to us
Our mailing address is
Flashback Photo Co
PO Box 7365 Leura NSW 2780.
Please provide your email, phone number and return address.
We get to work on your photo.
The process takes 5-7 days.
We send you a preview by email and make any changes requested, to get it just right.
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 three business days, if ordered.
For a quick estimate SMS a snapshot to 0418 896 932, email [email protected] or use our upload form.
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.
Detailed pricing info and examples here.
- Colour correction, straightening, cropping, brightening and minor spot removal. Conversion to black and white or sepia tint. Volume discounts available.
- Recovery of creased, scratched, delaminated, stained photos, and colour restoration of faded colour images, colourising black and white portraits.
- For very degraded images: heavily creased, scratched, delaminated and stained photos, and colourisation of complex BW and very faded photos.
- For extremely degraded images needing hours and hours of careful editing and photo-realistic painting to recover lost detail, depth and colour.
We only send the invoice if you are delighted with the results.
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn,
Self portrait in a Velvet Cap with Plume, c. 1638.
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.
James, thank you so very much, I am so very impressed
with what you have done and so very grateful!
You’ve brought tears to my eyes, so many happy precious memories I can share with the rest of the family.
I received the prints yesterday. Just perfect, thank you so much.
You have done a great job.
It’s little short of a miracle, what you have recovered.
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!
10 out of 10.
Excellent result and rapid, friendly service.
James did an awesome job on two old family photos for me, he was very professional
and prompt with communications, quick turnaround and price was less than I expected.
Looking for some advice or need to send files to us?
Upload your photos and documents for advice on restoration and printing.