Our expertise learnt over many years of digital photo image artistry, manupilation and enhancement, is your assurance of exceptional results from your photo restoration project that will delight you, your family and friends time and again.
Every single photo, regardless of the level of restoration ordered receives the same high levels of personal attention, hand finishing and inspection prior to despatch.
Fabulous Photo Gifts takes your treasured photos and applies the very latest photo-graphic restoration techniques to your images leaving originals intact and untouched.
You can then use your beautifully restored photo and apply it to our exciting range of personalised photo jigsaws again and again. Click here to visit our on-line shop now.
This service is only available by post at present. Please contact us with your requirements and we'll be happy to help.
Why restore your old photos? Every photograph tells a story or holds a treasured memory. From photographs of family members from generations ago to the newest family photograph, all photographs are special and unique. Our photo restoration and optimisation service gives your photographs a new lease of life, where the finished photograph can be shared with others once again.
Photograph restoration is repairing rips and tears, correcting fading and blemishes, adjusting tone, contrast, brightness and colour levels or even involves the removal of a person or background from a group shot. Our photo restoration services also include merging two photos, for example where you may wish to complete a family group from two different photographs, nothing is impossible. We provide red eye removal too.
Restored or optimised photographs make an exciting and different gift too. Our hand picked range of photo gifts means you pay only once for the actual photo restoration before being able to take the finished photograph and ordering it on a number of quality, hand picked gifts and homestyle ideas from Fabulous Photo Gifts main shop. (top^)
The restoration process: Photo restoration, optimisation and effects application. Every photograph is accessed on an individual basis. We will advise you if we recommend a higher level or restoration than indicated or if we think a particular effect request is unsuitable especially where we may be able to suggest an alternative photo finish.
Once the level of restoration is agreed, we begin by digitally scanning the original - this means the original photograph remains untouched and can be returned in its original photographic state be it print, slide, negative, large format or even digital file.
Several passes or layers are then individually optimised removing blemishes or building up information to correct tears etc, more layers where detailed photo restoration is required. These layers are then re-constructed into a whole image and the final result undergoes further photo tonal and colour adjustment optimisation before work is complete. All stages are carried out by hand so you are assured of the highest levels of care and quality of the finished restored photo.
Our photographic restoration and optimisation uses the latest scanning and software technologies from Epson, Adobe, HP and others. Our external photo stretched canvas and photo gift reproduction is carefully monitored by Fabulous Photo Gifts.
When sending your photographs for restoration and if possible, we suggest enclosing a photocopy of the photograph to help illustrate areas you want cropping, removing or adding. This speeds up the process and allows us to return a restored or optimised photo as close to your original desires as possible. More details are on our downloadable photo restoration order form. (top^)
Returning your restored photograph: Included within our charges is a standard recorded delivery return of your restored photograph, the original plus a digital copy of the restored photograph on CD. At Fabulous Photo Gifts, we try to exceed your expectations by supplying a digital copy as standard when many other photo restoration services charge extra for this service.
Similarly, we recommend for all photographs, slides, negatives, large format and digital files to be sent to us together with our order form and deposit by Recorded Delivery as we cannot accept any responsibility for your photographs etc until actual receipt at our offices. For a copy of our full terms and conditions, please click here. (top^)
Your needs: We are always delighted to discuss any particular photo restoration, effect application etc with you before ordering or if you have any special requests, fun projects, are on a tight deadline or have a complete album or collection of photographs that require photographic restoration or optimisation. Please feel free to contact us.
Fabulous Photo Gifts is run by award winning digital photo artist Mandy Collins. Mandy has many years experience in photography, digital photography and digital manipulation. Her artworks (totalling over 500) under her studio name of Purple 13 sell all over the world and have been used, amongst other places, in scholistic reference books in the U.S, fashion shows in South Korea and business illustrations for Epson at Olympia, in addition to selling many prints, limited editions and stretched canvasses of her own works across the UK.
Mandy Collins also has over 1000 stock images available for licenced use via image portals - Alamy and Fotolibra. We must stress that your own photographs sent for restoration remain your property and will not be made available for others. (top^)
Acceptable formats: We can take your photographs for restoration, optimisation or effect and pop-art applications in colour or black and white, sepia toned, slides, negatives, large format prints and negatives, digital files by email or supplied on CD in most file formats. We strongly recommend you send your photos for restoration to us Recorded Delivery as we cannot accept responsibility for them until they are in our possession. PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO SENDING ANY MATERIALS TO US.(top^)