Photos are not just pictures but valuable memories that you would like to preserve forever. Old, faded, discolored, unrecognizable or torn out photos can be restored to a significant extent; thanks to contemporary advancements in photo editing technology. The photos are not restored on regular basis; hence you may not have a fair idea of the justifiable photo restoration fees applicable.
The average cost starts from 25 USD for simple restoration, and extreme restoration with high damage will cost around 60 USD. These mentioned costs may be different for freelancers and companies. But before deciding about the cost, let’s see some of the facts involved.
This post would offer you an idea of the various factors that contribute to the restoration process for giving you a tentative estimate of the chargeable fees.
Process of restoring photos
Depending upon the extent and nature of damage the image has experienced, the services of several proficient people would be required. Each artist on the project would have expertise in a particular domain and the collective support of all involved would be needed to restore the former glory of a picture. The project manager ensures that the activities of various artists are harmonized in composite manner for best result. The experience, skill level, and discretion of artists would come into play when leveraging the potential of photo editing software or specific tools. Hence, compensation for each artist’s efforts would have to be factored in for determining the restoration fees.
Types of photo damage
Restoring damage through high quality and comprehensive fixing for the recreation of life-like appearance requires the adoption of a holistic approach. Photos may be sun faded, or have water damaged patches, or have suffered compete for the disappearance of the subjects. The price is dependent on the amount of time and effort to be invested for restoring the picture to the maximum possible extent and the extent of the damage.
Amount of research needed
When a picture is significantly faded or considerably torn, proper restoration of the same is contingent on exhaustive research into historical factors. The nature and composition of the antique picture would be assessed for understanding the capturing technique and materials used for producing the photo. If a portion of the photo is not available, it is to be determined what was present in the missing part. This would help in the photorealistic reproduction of the same which would not be incongruent with the time and other concomitant factors involved during clicking of the picture. The amount of evaluation that has to be conducted for restoring the photo realistically would have an impact on the cost for restoring.
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