Photo Restoration and Retouching
is an art that takes years to master.
Judy Howle, owner of Heritage Photos, is a photographer and teacher in Columbus, MS. She has exhibited photos at Mississippi University for Women, the Rosenzweig Arts Center, and the Columbus Public Library. She taught digital photography Continuing Education classes at MUW from 2002 - 2005, and taught digital photography and Photoshop Elements classes at the Rozensweig Arts Center from 2007 to 2013. She now gives private lessons.
Heritage Photos offers quality photo restoration services. A photo of a loved one is priceless; don't let the passing years slowly destroy your cherished photos. All restoration and retouching work is done digitally using a scanner and computer. Your original photo is completely safe.
Restoration of old photos starts with a high quality scan of the original. It involves painstaking work to remove spots, stains, mend cracks and tears, and bring out colors and details that were lost. I can make most faded, age-damaged photos look better than they did the day they were made.
I also retouch modern digital photos. Annoying backgrounds can be toned down to focus attention on the main subject, or replaced altogether. Black and white photos can be given a sepia-toned look to add a vintage look and I can "hand color" them to look like the popular technique that was used for many old photos before the advent of color photography.
I also offer facial retouching and image ehancing and enlarging for scanned prints or digital photos, including glamour retouching. I can create custom photo slideshows with music, Power Point Presentations and I offer other imaging services.
Our prices page will give you some idea of how much you can expect to pay for restoring or retouching your images. A firm estimate can only be given after I have seen the original image and talked with you about what you want the final version to look like.
Visit the Gallery to see samples of my work.
Contact me if you have some cherished photos you would like to have restored or new images that need expert retouching. Your images can also be archived on a CD or DVD for safekeeping or made into a custom slideshow with titles and music on DVD or CD!
Heritage Photographs and Imaging