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Why hire a Photo Restoration expert through Airtasker?

Apart from preserving precious family memories, this service can be used for your profession or business. Whether you’re a portrait photographer, wedding photographer, or an artist offering family photoshoots and fine art services, this service can enhance your current services and help you create unique products.

You can offer a “past and present” portrait to couples celebrating their silver or golden wedding anniversary. You can use old historical photos to enhance your artworks. Nature photographers and travel photographers can also use this service to restore photos that have been ravaged by time or the elements.

As for the convenience, you don’t have to put in much effort to find this service. You post a job for it on our platform, and Taskers will approach you and give you a free quote. Provide all the relevant details of your job like your budget, delivery address and details about the old photos. You can choose from top-rated Taskers and pay after the work is done. It’s that easy and convenient!

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Top Photo Restoration related questions

What are the benefits of hiring a Tasker to do photo restoration service?

Photo restoration services require a service provider with specialised skills and equipment, but Airtasker makes it quick and easy to find the right Tasker at the time you need them most. You post your job with all the details, and Taskers then give you a free quote. You choose the Tasker that meets your needs and budget; then you release payment only after they’ve returned your old photos and turned in the digital copies.

Do I need to provide tools or equipment for the photo restoration service?

No, you aren’t obligated to supply them. As hired photo restoration specialists, they have the needed tools and equipment. This includes a digital scanner and a desktop or laptop equipped with the latest photo restoration software. Taskers may also have a printer to make prints if requested. They are already skilled at and comfortable in using their equipment to do the service, so it’s not necessary to provide them.

How long does it take to do the photo restoration service?

The time it takes to do this service varies from Tasker to Tasker. This will also depend on the complexity of the restoration and the number of photos. If old images are torn, blurry and have missing sections, it can take up to a week or more to restore them. Expect the job to take even longer if additional fixes like filters, removing or adding elements, image cropping, magnification, colour correction and colourising are requested.

Can a Tasker also help me in doing the photo restoration service myself?

Yes! A Tasker can help you with the photo restoration service, especially if it’s a service you intend to or already offer as part of your business or profession. You can hire them as freelance specialists to take on photo restoration jobs, whether you’re an artist, wedding photographer, nature photographer, travel photographer or if you do family portrait shoots. You can also let them do all the work and relax; that’s why you hired them, after all!

What do Photo Restoration services include?

Photo restoration services include all the needed processes to make perfect digital copies of your old, damaged photos. Old photo restoration can consist of scanning the old photo or scanning other media-like slides or negatives to make accurate reproductions.


Some Taskers can use your old negatives or slides and create digital copies of them. The usual practice is to digitally-reconstruct damaged portions of existing photos and making new prints of the images. Most Taskers can provide digital prints as well as soft copies if requested. There may be some Taskers that can also mount the new prints on a photo frame. 

Scanning old photos


The photo restoration process usually involves scanning your old photos with a digital scanner. Some specialised Taskers can go as far as scanning old negatives or old photo slides, in preparation for making new prints. Do note that it’s possible to restore most damaged, torn or faded old photos, but some old images are impossible to repair. 


Photo restoration technology has its limits, so please don’t expect photo restoration specialists to restore completely torn up or burned photos.   


Restoring old photos

Photo restoration specialists can make exact digital copies to work on after scanning. They can create digital duplicates of your old photos on a laptop or desktop, then use photo editing and retouching software to make the fixes. These can include digitally re-creating damaged or missing portions of the photo, adjusting the brightness, and fixing the blurry appearance of aged photos to make the picture sharper. 


Some Taskers can even enhance faded colours, reduce the reddish-brown sepia colour and turn it into a crisp black and white print. You can also request specialists to colourise some elements or colourise the entire photo


Printing & delivering restored photos 

After finishing the old photo restoration process, Taskers can give you the newly restored copies in your requested format and return your old photos. You can ask for prints of your digitally-recreated images on digital photo paper, as well as digital copies sent via email that you may store in a digital archive or print yourself. 


Be sure to specify the size of the digital photo prints you want from the start; this influences the resolution settings needed for duplicating your old photos. Some Taskers may offer to mount your new prints on photo frames, saving you the time and effort of having them framed.