Futura Photo uses the newest digital restoration photo tools to improve the quality and repair the damage of the digital version of your photo deteriorated by time.Restoration
Together with the optimal equipment, and the latest in image editing-software, we achieve a realistic picture that highlights the critical elements of the photo with historical fidelity.Colourisation
Great service with results beyond expectations, good communication and fair pricing, highly recommended.Natalia Sanz
There is no job that is too hard for us, and we love challenges!
Some of the most common professional projects we receive are:
No matter how damaged your photographs are, chances are Futura Photo can help.
We will respond within 24 hours.
On average, we complete the orders within a week following acceptance of the quotation. We cannot guarantee with absolute certainty since it depends on the number of photos, its complexity, and our order queue.
If you have an urgent request, please contact us, and we will try to meet your deadline.
Our work is not complete until we have met your expectations.
The digital edition of old or deteriorated photographs is manual work with a certain margin of artistic interpretation by the professional.
Therefore, once you receive the restored images, if there is any element you want to change, we will modify it without any additional cost.
The cost of each photo restoration depends on the sophistication of the work.
We will provide an accurate quote upon viewing a copy of the photo and your work instructions. Upload your photos here for a free assessment.
On average, the time it takes to repair and enhance an image is two hours, but in some cases, it may require more than a day! The more detail the picture has, the longer it may take to complete, e.g., a portrait of one person vs. a family reunion or event with multiple individuals.
For your reference, see the following guide:
GENERAL TOUCHING UP Between $45 and $85 (AU$) per photo.
Applicable for images that over time, direct light, humidity, and other environmental elements have affected the condition of the photographic paper and degraded the quality of the tones.
RESTORATION Between $86 and $135 (AU$) per photo/document.
In addition to the services offered with General Touching Up, we will repair minor damages such as small scratches and breaks or considerably visible stains in non-critical areas of the image.
We perform restoration to photographs and old documents
RESTORATION+ Between $135 and $195 (AU$) per photo.
Colourisation and Restoration of moderately damaged photos where critical areas are affected by:
HIGH SERVICE RESTORATION Between $196 and $325 (AU$) per photo.
This level of restoration implies that the image is damaged and will require an exceptional degree of time for the work.
The colouration of complex black and white photos or faded colour photos fall into this category. Also:
Nowadays, almost all home printers include the function to scan images with more than acceptable results for most jobs we do.
If you don't have access to a scanner, any printing shop can professionally scan and save your photos in a digital format.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of your phone's camera using an app such as PhotoScan, available for iOS or Android
See the section "What are the optimal settings for scanning my photos?" for instructions on the most appropriate resolution.
The closer the file is to our indications, the better we can work for an optimal result. That is why it is essential to start with a quality scan. Keep in mind that while you can always reduce the size of an image file, it is difficult to make a bigger image without seriously compromising the quality.
As TIFF files are not compressed, this is the ideal format for documents that we will use for processing. We commonly accept file formats for images such as PNG, JPG, JPEG, and GIF.
There is a direct relationship between image resolution (and so the file size) and photo quality when printed.
For your reference, below, you can see what we consider the minimum required resolution for printing your photographs.
Yes, apart from the standard delivery of the digital file, prints can be made from your restored or retouched images, either on photo paper or canvas prints.
We can also send you your saved photographs on a pen drive.
Do not forget to visit our shop to complete the perfect gift or souvenir.
Contact us for pricing and with what you have in mind, and we will gladly assist.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Payment is processed upon order placement through the secure Stripe payment gateway.
Yes, Futura Photo offers significant discounts for customers who...
Note: Discounts are not cumulative
For more information or enquiries, please contact us.
Yes, we can. Please scan them without removing the image from the album or the glass it is fused to.
Over time, there was an evolution of the quality of the materials and techniques used. Exposure to direct light, inadequate storage, humidity, and air pollutants degrade the photo paper. This deterioration will eventually reduce the detail and colour quality of the photo.
While we are based in Melbourne, Australia, we offer our services worldwide. An affordable range of delivery options is available for prints and items in our shop.