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.

Who do we dropship prints for?

  • Dropshipping for Illustrators

  • Dropshipping for Artsits

  • Dropshipping for Photographers

  • Dropshipping for Designers

  • Dropshipping for Etsy Creatives

  • Dropshipping for Bluethumb Artists

  • Dropshipping for Squarespace Stores

My experience with Lucent Imaging was outstanding. James and Korske are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I was very impressed with the quality of their work and will definitely be back.

Michael Briguglio, Canberra

Very accommodating, fast service and great retouching. Besides the price a little high (although needing decent amount of fixing) I’m very happy. Will use them again.

Tash Robinson

Awesome experience, outstanding quality with my prints, The advice Korske gave really made the difference. Without Lucent Imaging, I would have ended up with mediocre prints. Definitely a repeat customer.

Michael Tiyce

Can’t recommend Lucent highly enough. Printing and paper quality is beautiful and the service is second to none. Korske really went above and beyond to help me create the finished product I wanted. Highly recommended.

Shelly Higgs

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.

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Get a SMS Estimate

Take a photo of your image, send it via SMS and we’ll call you back to talk about your photo.

0488 857 308

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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Revitalising old colour photos

Turn Around: 5-7 Days

Our average photo restoration turnaround time is 5-7 business days. 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

“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