My photo restorations with OnlinePhotoFix.com

Everyone has them – old photos you’d love to frame and display, but which require restoration or touch up due to spots, water damage or simply wear from age and handling.  I’ve been busy sifting through many such pictures, trying to find just the right ones to add to my heritage wall, the focus of my living room.  We’ve hung our huge, antique map of Penobscot County, Maine, and now need other photos to surround it.

Our living room - a work in progress.  It needs an area rug, coffee table, and most importantly, family photos to surround our precious, 1859 map!

Our living room – a work in progress. It needs an area rug, coffee table, and most importantly, family photos to surround our precious, 1859 map!

Now that I’ve identified the pics I want to duplicate and frame, the dilemma has been finding someone reliable and dependable, preferably local, whom I can entrust with these priceless family treasures.  Since moving to Delaware, I didn’t have anyone that fit that bill, so I decided to find online solutions.  OnlinePhotoFix.com got good reviews, so I gave them a whirl with the two photos shown below:

A picture of my mother taken when she and my aunt were attending a photography class.  My only copy had spots on mom's face.

A picture of my mother taken when she and my aunt were attending a photography class. My only copy had spots on mom’s face and hair.

I scanned the photo at 2400 dpi, and uploaded it to OnlinePhotoFix.com.  Within 24 hours they sent me a quote for the restoration, and within 48 hours of my original upload I was sent a link for downloading the corrected image shown below.

Restored version

Restored version

Below is another photo which I sent to them for touch up.  This photograph, taken c1910 of my great-great grandmother Lavina (Bursley) Stanwood and her sister, Martha (Bursley) Orrock, was creased on the sides.

Great-great grandma Lavina and her sister Martha, photo with creases

Great-great grandma Lavina and her sister Martha, photo with creases

Corrected version below:

Restored photo of Grandma Lavina

Restored photo of Grandma Lavina

Now that I have the restored pictures, I’ll be uploading to MPix where I’ll have clean copies made for framing.  Someday I would love to learn to do these restorations myself, but in the meantime, OnlinePhotoFix is a quick, cost-effective alternative.  (Each of my photos were $19.99 to correct.)  I have several other pictures I’ll be sending them, and am looking forward to adding these photos soon to my heritage wall.


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