At Landailyn CPR (Conservation, Preservation, Restoration) we’ll breathe new life into your old photos!

If you’re looking for the best, high end digital photo restoration on the planet, you’ve found it! If you’d like us to work our magic on your damaged photo, send us a scanned copy, at least 300 ppi and scanned in color – even if the photo is black and white. You can contact us, and even send the photo, using our contact form.

Would you rather learn how to restore your photos yourself? No problem! Janine Smith, “The Restorationist”, at Landailyn, has tutorials available at TipSquirrel.com, in Shades of the Departed digital magazine and on Lynda.com, one of the largest online training sites in the world! Links to all of these are found on the sidebar of each page.

So have a look around and be sure to check out our gallery for examples of our work. It’s our firm belief that a restoration studios’ work should be displayed and many samples show of all different types of restoration, and retouching, should that apply, work to help you find the right restorationist to fit your needs.

Thank you for considering Landailyn CPR; we look forward to serving you!

Scanning Tip: When the sun is shining, unless the area is perfectly flat, perfectly smooth, there will be shadows. Flatbed scanners have a glass plate, where you lay the image, under which is a bright light. Just like the sun, unless the image is completely, perfectly smooth, there will be shadows. Cracks, bends, rips and texture all catch the light. When you turn the image different directions, it will catch the light differently. If you have an image with a lot of texture or deep rips, try scanning the image in every direction, North, South, East, and West. Compare each of the scans to see if there’s one better than the others that would be a more desirable starting point for restoration.

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Sometimes, there will be one place that’s better on one, another place that’s better on another, and so on. If you like, you can mask out the worst places on each scan to come up with the very best image before beginning restoration, but that can be a very time intensive project. If you don’t want to put that much time into the project, just find the best of the four scans for your restoration project.

Large Image Tip: When you’re working on a huge file, it’s easy to forget where you’ve been, especially if you have to stop what you’re doing and go back. Here’s a trick to keep your place: Go to View > New Guide… and input perimeters for a grid to put over your image. Keep the areas small enough to keep your interest as you work in them and to give you a feeling of accomplishment, but large enough that you have a good working space. The image below is 16″x20″, the grid perimeters I input are every 5 inches vertically and every 4 inches horizontally. One of my favorite grids is 25%, 50% and 75% both horizontally and vertically. This is a great way to keep your focus while working on a large size project!

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