Photo Services

Photo Scanning And Retouching/Restoration Services

Photographs are memories that we enjoy and pass down to the next generation. These days many people have accumulated albums or boxes full of print photographs, or they may have collections of slides. Unfortunately prints, slides and negatives deteriorate over time. They can fade, get stained or scratched, torn, etc. What is the best way to save them? The answer is to convert analog images to digital files by having them scanned. This way the photos can be preserved for many years to come. Also, digital pictures are easier to copy and distribute than prints, etc.

Do you have prints, slides, or negatives that you’d like to have digitized? Would you also be interested in having them retouched or repaired to bring out the best?

I can help! As a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia my mission is to provide my community with quality photo scanning and retouching/restoration services at affordable prices. My services are listed below. Please note that I am one person operating out of my home. Realistically I cannot provide volume services, nor can I offer pristine “lab quality” results. That said, I CAN offer high quality work at competitive prices. And you can be assured that I pay real attention to detail and will provide my clients with the best results that I can.

How long does scanning and/or editing take? Turnaround varies according to job size, and in the case of retouching by the level of work needed. I limit orders to 25 photos for easy manageability and faster turnarounds, and also so that I can serve multiple clients in a timely manner. Scanning is a time consuming process. The amount of time needed to edit photos ranges widely; some issues are quickly and easily fixed, while others require much more detailed and meticulous work. All client original materials are returned at the end of a job.

VHS to DVD transfer also available!

Retouching and enhancement services are also available for photos taken with a digital camera (DSLR or point and shoot). See below for details!

Sorry but I do not offer printing.

I look forward to working with you! Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page so that we can discuss your project (quotes available). Thank you!

PHOTO SCANNING

Scanned images are saved in JPEG standard format (unless otherwise requested by the client). Scan resolution defaults are described below (high quality).

PRINTS

  • Up to 8″ x 10″
  • Scan resolution @ 300 dpi
  • Transfer images to USB Flash Drive OR CD/DVD

SLIDES

  • 35 mm
  • Scan resolution @ 4000 dpi
  • Transfer images to USB Flash Drive OR CD/DVD

NEGATIVES

  • 35 mm
  • Scan resolution @ 4000 dpi
  • Transfer images to USB Flash Drive OR CD/DVD

Retouching/Restoring Scanned Photos

Retouching and restoration services (tasks, adjustments) are listed below.

Repair/Restoration

  • Dust, Scratches, Stains
  • Tears, Missing pieces
  • Fading
  • Color casts
  • Color corrections
  • Other damage

Example of restored photo

Restored heritage photo
Before/After Restored Photo

VHS to DVD Transfer

Now offering VHS to DVD transfer services. Great for preserving family videos!

VHS to DVD Basic

  • VHS/VHS-C transfer to DVD
  • 30 to 60 min. (check pricing)
  • 61 to 90 min. (check pricing)
  • 91 to 120 min. (check pricing)
  • 1 VHS to 1 DVD

VHS to DVD Extra

  • VHS/VHS-C Transfer to DVD
  • Custom Chapters/Scenes
  • Custom Disc label/DVD liner included
  • Up to 2 hours per tape
  • 1 VHS to 1 DVD

Digital Photo Enhancement

Retouching and enhancement services for digital photographs are also available!

Digital Photo Retouching

  • White balance
  • Exposure
  • Brightness/Contrast
  • Highlights/Shadows
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Vibrance
  • Cropping
  • Straightening
  • Artistic effects (e.g., Vintage, Grain, etc.)

Example of retouched digital photo

Before and After - Cinderella Castle photo
Before and After - Cinderella Castle

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