Specialist Photo Restoration Service

Flashback Photo Co specialises in digital photo restoration, document restoration, archival printing and scanning. 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.


Get a Quote

For a quick response quote, enter your contact details into the form below and use your phone to take a snapshot of your photo.

  • We'll get back to you by SMS
  • Click Choose File, then click Take Photo or Video

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.

Time-Lapse Restoration

About two hours’ work in 30 seconds: recovery of an early 20th century family portrait with
extensive silverfish damage and silver mirroring (oxidisation of dark areas).

Our Services

Photo restoration. See more.

Document restoration. See more.

Poster, map and artwork restoration.
See more.

Recent Highlights

Recovery of severe water damage and reconstruction of nose, using a second image as reference.

Detail added to this blurry photo from the 1940s. We also improved the composition by adding a new collar typical of the era.

A dramatic recovery achieved by mirroring the other side of the face, and splicing in a part of a similar tweed jacket.

How it Works

The process from start to finish.


SMS a snapshot of your photo to James on 0418 896 932, use our upload form or email [email protected].

Visit partner store

We have partner stores in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and many regional centres around Australia. 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 seven business days, if ordered.

Pricing Guide

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.

Basic Restoration

$60per image
  • Colour correction, straightening, cropping, brightening and minor spot removal. Conversion to black and white or sepia tint. Volume discounts available.

Standard Restoration

$100per image
  • Recovery of creased, scratched, delaminated, stained photos, and colour restoration of faded colour images, colourising black and white portraits.

Advanced Restoration

$200per image
  • For very degraded images: heavily creased, scratched, delaminated and stained photos, and colourisation of complex BW and very faded photos.

Extreme Restoration

$300+per image
  • For extremely degraded images needing hours and hours of careful editing and photo-realistic painting to recover lost detail, depth and colour.

Quality Guarantee

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.

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.

James, thank you so very much, I am so very impressed
with what you have done and so very grateful!

Melanie Q

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.

Bruce M

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

10 out of 10.
Excellent result and rapid, friendly service.

Allan D

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.

Cathy E

Looking for some advice or need to send files to us?

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