Professional Photo Restoration

Since our beginning in 2012, we’ve been bringing to every project a mix of technical know-how and artistry to achieve excellent results with all kinds of degraded images.

What sort of restoration work can we do?

  • Stain removal

  • Crease removal

  • Colourise black and white photos

  • Re-colourise very faded colour photos

  • Remove stuck glass

  • Recreate missing areas

  • Remove or add people/objects

  • Replace backgrounds

  • Remove mould and mildew

  • Recover depth and detail in very faded photos

I gave Flashback Photo 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

It is absolutely magnificent, I’m in awe of how it looks. I will certainly recommend your company to my contacts in WA.

Dennis H, Perth WA

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 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, ACT

James from Flashback did 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

“James has been great to work with! He provided a first draft and then over a single call made multiple edits until we got to the best version. Really personable, quality craftsmanship and reasonably priced given the restoration work involved. I’d highly recommend Flashback Photo!”

Michael M, ACT

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 Flashback Photo to anyone looking for the highest quality imaging service.

Gene I, Central Coast NSW

I just wanted to send a massive thanks to James and the team. I received my document and it is absolutely beautiful. Also the framing that was chosen for me is wonderful and suits it beautifully. I would definitely recommend Flashback Photo for this kind of work.

David B, Aspley QLD

You have done a great job. It’s little short of a miracle, what you have recovered.

Bruce M, ACT

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. Flashback Photo 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

Examples of our work

Hover your mouse or swipe over the image to compare before and after.

Colour restoration. More.

Photo colourisation. More.

Mould and water damage. More.

Stuck glass removal. More.

Recovery of missing areas. More.

Insect damage. More.

Recovery of oxidised areas (silver mirroring)

Creased photos. More.

Artworks on paper. More.

Cracks and tears. More.

Hand-coloured photos. More.

Pricing Guide

Our pricing is based on an hourly rate of $80 and includes the proofing process. The minimum charge per project is $80. We can offer discounts for multiple standard restorations up to a maximum of four images per order.

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.

Standard Restoration

$80per image
  • Recovery of creased, scratched, faded, stained photos. Or colour restoration of faded images. Or colourisation of black and white portraits.

Advanced Restoration

$160per image
  • For very degraded images: heavily creased, scratched and stained photos. Or two Standard tasks such as restoration and colourisation.

Extreme Restoration

$240+per image
  • For extremely degraded images needing hours and hours of careful editing and photo-realistic painting to recover lost detail, depth and colour.

Guaranteed Results

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

How it Works

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


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 you or directly to us.

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


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.