FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

PHOTO RESORATION
1ARE THERE SOME RESTORATIONS YOU CAN'T FIX?

Sometimes there are occasions when a complete restoration is impossible or would be too time-consuming and costly to initiate. Below is a list of a few things that fall into that category. Even if you think your photos are beyond repair, I still recommend you to submit them for a free assessment. I may still be able to help, as I have been known to perform wonders!

  • RE-FOCUS A COMPLETELY OUT OF FOCUS PHOTO
       Although “sharpening” tools do exist, unfortunately, there is
       no such thing as a magic button to re-focus and recreate
       detail in a completely out-of-focus image.
  • REPAIR A SEVERELY BLURRED PHOTO
       Blurring can occur if either the camera or the subject moved
       when taking the photo. This was a common problem in the early
       days of photography when film and shutter speeds were slower.
       It may be possible to correct for minor degrees of motion blur. but
       extreme blurring is tremendously difficult or impossible to repair.
  • CREATE A HIGH QUALITY RESTORATION FROM A LOW RESOLUTION IMAGE
       Low resolution images have too few pixels for them to be sharpened,
       edited or otherwise manipulated to restore them effectively.
       If you have a low resolution photo and are not sure, send it to us via email,
       and we can let you know whether it's possible or not.

2CAN AN OVER-EXPOSED OR UNDER-EXPOSED PHOTO BE REPAIRED?

Generally, photos that are under-exposed (too dark) or over-exposed (too light) can be fixed. But be aware, that in severe cases, there might not be enough detail or colour density in the photo to restore the image back to normal levels.
This makes it difficult or impossible to achieve a satisfactory result.

3CAN YOU ADD PEOPLE OR OBJECTS TO A PHOTO?

Provided that the picture grain can be matched with the camera angle, camera height, perspective and lighting from your source photo, then yes. This is by no means a simple operation. Unless the source photo is from the exact same set, on the same day, it is rare that perspectives and lighting can be matched perfectly from other images. No matter how much manipulation is done, the resulting repair will always look wrong.

4CAN YOU REMOVE PEOPLE OR OBJECTS FROM A PHOTO?

Generally, this is possible. Less than acceptable results can occur when there is not enough of the surrounding photo to fill in the gaps of what is removed. For example, with a tightly cropped photo, if people or objects are removed from a side, there remains little or no parts of the background available to fill the empty space. A second photo showing more of the background from the same location can help in this kind of situation.

5CAN YOU RESTORE AN ORIGINAL PRINT OR NEGATIVE?

CreativePix is only able to fix digital replicas of your original images.