Retouching and Restorations

We can scan and restore beloved family heirlooms, ripped or damaged portraits, faded images and more. We take pride in our retouching and restorations and always strive for perfection.

With over 30 years of digital retouching experience, we can make your photos look phenomenal!

Check out our gallery for some examples of our work.


We take the utmost care scanning & restoring your aged/damaged photos

Retouching & Restorations

We have more experience restoring your old photos than anyone else we know of. We take the utmost care scanning and restoring your aged or damaged photos, so they will be around for generations to come. We utilize years of experience coupled with the best software available to retouch, adjust, enhance, colorize, crop, and prepare for printing. We always strive to maintain the character and feel of the original print.


Restorations and retouching are billed at $150.00 per hour with a $25.00 minimum. For best and most permanent final prints, we print all our restorations on Giclée (high quality inkjet) paper


Giclée Printing (Archival)

If you are interested in having a new print made after we have restored or retouched your photograph, we recommend our Giclée prints, which are printed using high quality archival inks and paper.  We also have more control over the tones in the final print. If you don’t see the print size you need, please call us at (206) 783-3377 to request a quote for a custom size print.

definitely recommend

" . . . I wanted to restore this picture for my mom, so I did some research online and Moonphoto came highly recommended. Moonphoto offers both digital restoration which they will then print up for you on high-quality photo paper or will delicately restore the original picture by hand. We chose digital restoration as it was cheaper. My husband met with them for an initial evaluation and estimate of the work. He felt the artist was informative and experienced, with a reasonable price and quick turnaround. Moonphoto completed the job earlier than expected and did some amazing work. For a small extra fee they even gave us the digital restoration file on thumb drive. I can't wait to give my mom this picture and I would definitely recommend them." 

Nicole B, Bellevue, WA (Yelp)


Miracle workers.  I found a disposable camera from the mid-1990's in a storage locker.  There was no chance of getting images off that roll.  They somehow milked a tiny amount of color from the pitch-black negatives, and came up with useful photos.  Amazing.

Steve V, Seattle, WA (Yelp)

moonphoto does a great job

Whenever I see my negatives back from the lab, I am reminded why I love b/w photography and am willing to pay so much for it.  Moonphoto does a great job! If you request scans, they will scan the sugar out of those negatives! Each image could be scanned to 4mb+ per image.  Zoom in on those to see every single film grain, I love it!  I did notice a bit of dust on some of the images, which I guess can happen.  Could have been any number of factors, as the majority of the images came out beautifully. I have only come in once so far, so I have no experience with their printing of images but it seems like they have a variety of options and I would imagine they would do an excellent job based on their care to the eight rolls and scans that I brought in . . .

Brian L, Chicago, IL (Yelp)

they make everything look better

Twice now, I'm have brought special travel images to Moonphoto to print (Ugandan wildlife and a Maui humpback) and both times have been very happy. Not only do they do a beautiful job enhancing every image, but they also seem genuinely enthused about the stories behind the shots. They make everything look better and seem to have fun doing it.  Highly recommend.

Cathy G, Seattle, WA (Yelp)

I recommend Moonphoto without a doubt!

Moonphoto has done an amazing job enlarging one of my engagement pictures. I say that because this one specific picture was low resolution but still they were able to enlarge it to the size I wanted and the result is outstanding ! Excellent customer service. Staff very friendly. If you are looking for a lab to print your pictures I recommend Moonphoto without a doubt!

Cintia B, Mountlake Terrace, WA (Yelp)

great confidence in their work

I was referred here by a photographer friend, when a 10 year old sepia portrait started showing discolored spots. I didn't even have a digital coy, only the print, so I wanted it fixed up right! The result is even better than I'd hoped for. The portrait looks better than new, and I got several copies made. The cost for prints and retouching work was extremely reasonable. Moonphoto is THE place to take your precious photographs! They were extremely professional and respect the art, whether it's a landscape or an artistic nude. Great confidence in their work.

A.F., Seattle, WA (Yelp)

this is the place to go

Moonphoto has print quality you're not going to find in many other places. I've had my work printed through several professional printing companies over the years, but nothing has ever quite been like when I was in photo school and had full control over ensuring my images looked exactly as they did on my computer screen. Moonphoto will give you just that. I might also add that I needed a rush print for a last minute wedding expo project, and they were able to have my prints to me same day. So I really appreciate them for that! If you're serious about having your work in print, this is the place to go.

Jacquelyn P, Seattle, WA (Yelp)

A++ services

Moonphoto has done enlargements, scanning, retouching of old photos, and digital printing for me. Their work is detailed and quite beautiful. I've exchanged email, talked in person, and over the phone and the customer service is very friendly. . . A++ services.

Epicurean P, Seattle, WA (Yelp)

so glad to have found moonphoto

I am so glad to have found a lab that knows how to expertly process film over 50 years old. I have several rolls, and Moonphoto is right in my old neighborhood!

Susan W, Auburn, WA (Yelp)

Friendly. Knowledgeable. Reasonable prices.

I've used these folks on and off over the past 15 years, and much more so in the past year and half because I've gone back to primarily shooting film again AND I live much much closer than I did before. Win-win. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Reasonable prices. There are a couple mail-order shops I send stuff to occasionally when I have a huge run of rolls to get done, but more often than not I just take my stuff to Moonphoto because even though they're a bit more expensive, they do just as good a job and I can chat with them and give my scratch to this great local shop rather than sending it elsewhere. Normally I just get film developed only, uncut but the few prints and scans I've ordered have always come back looking to have been done with almost as much care as I'd have given them.  Quality photo shops are few and far between these days.... Bob and his crew are, and always have been, one of the good ones.

Kevin R, Olympia, WA (Yelp)

great job

These guys did a great job with my photos!  I'll be coming again...

Laleh J, Los Angeles, CA (Yelp)


6751 8th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117, USA
(206) 783-3377

Open Hours

Mon - Wed - Fri: Noon – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Sunday & Holidays: Closed




FILE TRANSFERS - What is the best way to send my files to you? If possible, come into Moonphoto and bring in your files on a USB flash drive or memory card. That way, we can go over your images with you and do any cropping, resizing and other adjustments needed. If you need to transfer your files, please view instructions here.