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.
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:
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.
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.
Corrected version below:
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.