As always, your image will need to be seen in order to assess the damage and give an accurate quote, however over time I’ve found that the pricing will almost always fall into certain ranges: A light restoration with some creases, spots and specks with all areas intact will be $50. Images with a moderate amount of damage will be in the $75 – $125 range and those with more severe damage will be in the $150 to $175 range. Images with a missing piece that need some reconstruction will fall in the upper range. A large missing area or heavy water damage might go up to $200. Convex ovals and other crayon portraits start at $225. Generally, the size of the image won’t signify. I work in pixels, not inches and if an image has a lot of damage to the main subject of the photo, part of a face is missing, for instance, the damage area is the same to me whether the image is 8″x10″ or 1″x1/2″.
The reason I need to see a scan of the image is that some damage can only be assessed when the image is brought into the image editor and examined. A small piece of the restoration work will be done and sent to you with the quote.
A PayPal fee of 3% will be added to the total billed.
A quick word about my competition: I am not in competition with, nor will I compete, with drug store or hobbyist restoration pricing. The work I do is high end and very detailed. I will include a small area of restoration work with most quotes so you can see my work and decide if it’s meets your expectations. While I won’t be doing any single or small batch work for $5, $10, $15, $25, even $40, I do offer very competitive large batch pricing.