Having a lockdown clear out with all this extra time on your hands? We love nothing more than flicking through old family snaps from yesteryear. Why keep them buried in a box in a far flung corner of the house, when you can bring those faded memories of loved ones to life in stunning detail and colour.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW…
You can send us your old pics by simply taking a photo of them – but there are some important things to remember.
Snap it with your phone on camera in natural daylight. You must NEVER use a flash. Just place the old photo on a flat surface – a sheet of white paper is ideal. We need the entire photo, so don’t cut off any edges – and make sure you don’t cast a shadow when copying it.
If nothing can be done to restore it, we’ll let you know before we start the process. And the simpler the image, the easier the restoration. Complex images with lots of detail could be impractical and costly.
Your captured image should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE YOU COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE. If the file size is greater than 12Mb then please send to my email address via a file transfer website. An example of a good one to use is wetransfer.com but there are other equally good file transfer sites out there. Please contact me if you wish to have more than 5 images restored to discuss a discount on multiple purchases.
The cost is £35 for a digital colourisation, with 20% going to charity. That’s £7 from your purchase going to a good cause. The maths are that if you purchase to the value of £70, for example, then £14 of the fee goes to the charity. I will publish acknowledgements of donations to the charity as soon as this is received. The nominated beneficiary will be posted on the sales pages and may change over time, and as the public health landscape changes.
The nominated charity is The Invisibles. The Glasgow-based organisation helps the homeless community. Click on the name above to find out a bit more about them.
This service is not for pre-published images which may be subject to copyright. This is about family and community. Please only send images taken by you, a friend or a family member or from your own personal family or extended family’s collection. No celebrity show business or sports images will be processed.
A good, clear photograph of your image must be supplied to as high a resolution as possible. Most mobile devices have good enough built-in cameras to achieve the necessary quality.
Make sure your order contains your currently used email address to receive your digitally restored image.