About Us

Landailyn CPR  is a Fort Worth, Texas based family owned and operated business. We base our business on the same principles our ancestors did; honesty, integrity and the best possible digital photo restoration, anywhere!

At Landailyn, we do high end digital photo and document restoration services and preservation education. By digital, we mean that we 1) don’t take a traditional photograph of the original and work on the negative and 2) we never work on the original. We are not trained original media conservators and therefore would never endanger your original.  We’re also not printers, and therefore might not do your restoration justice. With your digital file or CD, you can make as many copies as you like at the printer of your choice.

At this time we are living far out in the country and cannot take appointments to see original images. Hopefully, this is a temporary situation, but in the meantime please send us a scan of your image, at least 300 ppi, and in full color, even if the photo was originally black & white. You can upload the image file to us using our contact form or email it to [email protected] Once the restoration is complete, we’ll either send you a high quality .tif file, or mail you a CD. If you chose the CD option, postage will be applied to the total. We don’t encourage mailing the original, but if that’s the option you chose, please send the image well packed and preferably by FedEx, the preferred shipper of many museums and historical societies. Again, if you chose to ship the original, return shipping will be applied to your total.

All evaluations and quotes are always free.

 

We don’t do “cheap” restoration. You won’t find $5, $15, or even $50 restorations here. Our prices start at $75 dollars an hour, for the most basic of restoration work. We don’t do it cheap, we do it right. We are, simply, among the best in photo restoration service providers in the world, and the best isn’t cheap. There are many places that charge less, some much less, either due to high volume and subcontracting the work to other countries, because the work they do is a part time hobby or a sideline of their full-time work, or because they do the work with a computer software that does all or most of the work for them, or perhaps even a combination of any or all of the above. The term “You get what you pay for” almost always applies. We don’t ever send your image out, we do all the work in house, and we never cut corners; in fact the opposite is true. The attention to detail and the time spent making sure your restoration is as true and as close to the original image as possible is well worth the cost.

Janine Smith, aka The Restorationist, is a well-known expert on digital photo restoration and Lynda.com author. Her history and photo restoration articles and tutorials appear regularly on the popular Photoshop education site, TipSquirrel.com, Shades of the Departed digital magazine, and many other newspapers and magazines, both online and off. Janine’s work is well known in the world of genealogical and historical societies, museums, libraries and university archives, and she appears on the boards of several organizations and institutions. She’s a sought-after speaker on digital photo restoration and preservation. In 2010, Janine won the prestigious international Photoshop User Award in the photo restoration category.

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