General Photo Lab
Retouching Restorations – Retouching Services
Imagine writing a book without an editor. In terms of photography, that would be the same as a photo without retouching.
You have your pose, the background and your best angle – now to fix the smallest details which make the biggest difference.
Retouching is the most important step in turning a good photo into a excellent one, an ordinary look into an interesting one, and a dark, lackluster face into someone you recognize.
Retouching provides the final magical touch to transform your photos into the most striking images of you. Even professionally taken photos cannot hide any possible redness or shine on your face – but retouching can.
Retouching enhances all the best parts of your photo, smoothes out the dark spots, improves lighting and shadows, and improves your chances of showing you have the edge over the competition.
Experts recommend that retouching should be done be professionals – and who are we to argue? We have the eye for detail, the expertise and the resources that it takes to retouch any photo – and to do it correctly!
Our in-house digital retouching artists are well-versed with today's demands from agents and managers. We will guide and inform you through every step of the retouching process:
• Removing stray hairs
• Removing redness, evening out skin tones
• Removing shine
• Clearing blemishes
• Clearing bloodshot eyes
• Adjusting lighting
• Changing the brightness and contrast of colors… and much more!
Trust us with the most important step in showing off your best side. We know you will love the results.
Restoration & Color Correction
Your old photographs are arguably among your most treasured possessions – memories of your childhood, group family photographs and wedding portraits from older generations. The quality of equipment, resources and printing materials in photography were not always what they have become today. The majority of photos most us own were never taken or developed by digital technology.
Today, with the latest technology at our disposal, our restoration and retouching team is able to restore any photo, in most any condition, be it in black & white or in color. We specialize in restorations of old photographs and are able to restore the original look while maintaining the authenticity of the photo and the era it represents.
All restorations and retouching services are executed in-house. We take the greatest care in ensuring the highest quality of work is presented to you. We’re famously meticulous and pay the greatest attention to restoring your memories into presentable, enduring images to last through the next generations. We print with archival ink and on acid-free photo-paper (insert technical name?) to ensure lasting quality.
It can be fixed! Extremely damaged photographs can be restored.
We can repair any kind of damage and restore your photos to exceed their original quality.
Some ways we can improve the look of your old photos:
• Adjust poor lighting
• Reduce glare
• Adjust color balance and contrast
• Digitally color black & white photos
• Remove red eye
• Adjust shadows
• Change backgrounds
• Correct skin tones
• Remove blemishes
• Repair physical/texture damage – cracks, scratches, folds
• Add or delete – objects or people
Old photos are one of the things most people would try to save in an emergency – and preserving those photos is our specialty.
Restoration rates start at $30.
Please contact us for details. In order to provide you with an accurate timeline for completing the restoration, we would need to see your original photo or digital file to estimate the amount of work involved.
We offer competitive rates with unmatched quality.
All of our larger sized prints are produced with the most enduring archival ink, to ensure the best quality and longevity.
We can customize almost any large sized prints for:
• Reunions… and more
Our photolab is well equipped to handle any print job you may have. Ours is one of the most trusted reproduction labs in LA, and we have many clients who come back time after time, saying we’re the best photo lab. Whatever your occasion, and whatever type of image you may have, we can produce the prints you need. Consider us your “photoreproduction” experts.
Types of images we can reproduce:
• Photos (digital or printed)
• Original artwork
• Digital images & designs in any format
Variety of materials available:
• Archival ink
• Artistic canvas
• PVC board mounting
• Foam boards
• Floor laminates
• E3 Mounted slides