Forster Photo Restoration

Our photo restoration and retouching service in the Great Lakes area is provided through our local partner, Memory Lane Picture Framing.

They’ll discuss your restoration project with you, digitise your images and send them to us for restoration. Once your images have been restored, John and the team can help you print and frame your newly restored photograph.

We’re 100% committed to providing excellent service and unrivaled quality – there’s no charge for the restoration if you’re not delighted with the results.

What kind of restoration work can we do?

  • Stain removal

  • Crease removal

  • Colourise black and white photos

  • Re-colourise very faded colour photos

  • Digital document restoration

  • Recreate missing areas

  • Remove or add people/objects

  • Replace backgrounds

  • Remove mould and mildew

  • Recover depth and detail in very faded photos

I hold a once in a lifetime aged photo that belongs to my best mate and unfortunately the photo had been sun damaged, faded and blotchy. I was somewhat convinced that the photo was not restorable, however it was my aim to find a means of recovery. End result, the photo was restored to its original state beyond my wildest imagination. I would sincerely recommend Vivid Recollection to any person requiring help within the areas of the company’s many expertise in imaging services.

Gene I, Central Coast NSW

I gave Vivid two 1800s photos of my grandparents which were in a very poor condition. I could not believe how they have come up, with a clear picture of how Annie and David actually looked. Highly recommended!

Janice Coleman Evans, Collaroy Plateau

A photo of my father as a young lad and a couple of old photos from late 1800’s/early 1900’s had seen better days. One was in a very poor condition and I was amazed at the transformation. Vivid did an excellent job on bringing all of them back to life. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and I have no hesitation in recommending them for any photo restoration.

Elizabeth W, Lane Cove

Thank you, you’ve brought tears to my eyes, so many happy precious memories I can share with the rest of the family. I received the hard copy prints yesterday. Just perfect, thank you so much.

Andrea, Wahroonga, Sydney NSW

James from Vivid did a wonderful job retouching my Grandmother’s photos and was extremely helpful, guiding me through the process from start to finish. I would highly recommend James to anyone wanting to digitise and restore their old photos.

Lucy G, Wahroonga NSW

Memory Lane Picture Framing

Memory Lane Picture Framing and Graphics is all about conservation – artwork, photographs and treasured memories. They are the longest established picture framing business in the Great Lakes, offering professional quality and service with an extensive product range.

Address: 89 Boundary St, Forster
Phone: (02) 6554 9939

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Photo Restoration

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Digital Document Restoration and Duplication

Old posters, maps, charts and certificates digitally repaired
and reproduced on fine art paper for authentic results.

Five images per order

We’re not a bulk retouching service and prefer to work with special images for printing and display.
Of course we can make exceptions, so if you have a large project in mind, please contact us to discuss.

Pricing Guide

We assess each job against our pricing criteria which is based on how long each type of image typically takes to restore.
See in-store for a no obligation quote.

Basic Restoration

$60per image
  • Colour correction, straightening, cropping, brightening and 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 simple 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.