Professional Photo Colourisation

We specialise in rescuing very faded colour photos (all too common in prints from the 70s and 80s), and colourising black and white photos.

Bring living colour to your faded or black and white photos

Our colour restoration work includes:

  • Correction of colour casts on prints, negatives and slides
  • More serious (selective) colour correction on faded dye-based prints
  • Full colourisation of black and white or extremely faded colour photos

Colourising black and white photos is a very time consuming process, with colour added layer by layer and taking into account the apparent lighting and atmospheric conditions to achieve a believable result.

On completion of the work, we can make vivid prints on coated or fine art paper stock. We also provide high resolution digital files with every project.

Upload Your Image

Have your images scanned and ready to restore? Upload them online for a personalised quote.

Upload Online

Get a SMS Estimate

Take a photo of your image, send it via SMS and get a response within 3 business hours.

0418 896 932

Colourisation Price Guide

Prices inclusive of scanning, exclusive of prints.


  • Time: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Recovery of faded colour images in addition to general scratch, crease and tear removal.


  • Time: 1.5 – 3 hours
  • As Basic but additionally complex colour restoration of very faded photos, in addition to general image retouching.


  • Time: 3 hours +
  • Colourisation of black and white or extremely faded colour photos. Includes detailed retouching of otherwise damaged images.

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Colourising black and white photos

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Bringing old photos to life

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Recovering extremely faded photos

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Revitalising old colour photos

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Turn Around: 5-7 Days

Our official photo restoration turnaround time is 5-7 business days. You can view our current workload online. For guaranteed turn around times, please refer to the surcharges below

Urgent RequestsSurcharge
5 Days25%
3 Days50%
48 Hours75%
24 Hours*100%
*Basic and Intermediate Only

Additional Services

Additional ServicesPrice
Collection (Canberra)$30
Return (Canberra)$30
Removal From Frame$55

Send Your Photos to Us

For those that prefer a simple, drop off, full service option, we’ll accept your photos at our studio in Canberra in person or by mail.

Mail your Images

Visit a local partner

We also have a number of local partners across Australia that can help you with your restoration requirements.

Local Partners

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“Grandad passed nearly 30 years ago and all we’ve had is a scratchy / damaged black and white photo of him in his RAAF uniform. At every step the staff at Lucent Imaging were informative and more than willing to make minor technical adjustments with the image, leading to an incredible result. The portrait now has pride of place in our home. We are very happy customers indeed!”

Paul G

Canberra, ACT

Scanner Hire

If you’re interested in professionally scanning your own film, slides, photos and documents but can’t justify the cost of buying a high-end scanner, our scanner rental service could be a cost effective solution.

Learn about scanner hire