Over the years we’ve restored thousands of photos and the response has almost always been very positive.
Here are just a few comments we’ve had from our customers.

“James has been great to work with! I couldn’t believe how quickly he got in contact and turned the job around. My parents wedding photo of 70 years was badly damaged and ripped. There weren’t lengthy phone or email exchanges. James 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, Canberra

“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

“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

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

Bruce M, Higgins, ACT

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

Melanie Q, Melbourne VIC

“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, Brisbane QLD

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

Dennis H, Perth WA

“My 88 year old mum was so thrilled with your print she wept tears of joy. In fact she thought you had restored the original. She said “I’ve never seen it looking so beautiful.” It wasn’t until I was showing my youngest son both side by side that she realised her Mother’s day gift was your fabulous copy.”

Terry O, Canberra

“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

“Thank you so much for your help, it is a great result. Totally unexpected. The photo was a hit with the family.”

Paul L, Randwick NSW

“The family were delighted with the photos and the restoration, which was the subject of much discussion at our lunch yesterday. I really appreciated you making my deadline. It was a great job.”

Linda S

“Received the prints today. Thank you so much – they look brilliant! A perfect copy… This is one of our favourite photos of our parents’ childhood.”

Hannah S

“You have done a fabulous job on the bridal photograph. I looked at it and could see my mother especially the eyes. Thank you so much.”

Tiana P, ACT

“10 out of 10. Excellent result of the photo restoration and rapid, friendly service.”

Allan D, Canberra

“The images look fantastic and I’m very happy with them! They look extremely realistic and very well coloured. I really look forward to giving them as a present.”

Daniel Z, Adelaide

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.