Digital Restoration

Unfortunately, due to the time involved in the digital restoration process, DIAMM is not currently able to offer a digital restoration service except in very limited cases.

We have however found that it is usually preferable for researchers to receive training in digital restoration processes, which they can then apply to their sources. This includes advice on the specifications for digital images required for restoration purposes. We offer one-day group or half- to one-day individual training in digital restoration.

The DIAMM digital restoration workbook is available for download here). For copyright reasons the sample images discussed in the workbook are not available online, and you would need to apply to the project manager for access to these images.

If your intention is to do digital restoration work on digital images, please contact DIAMM before ordering your images, as most standard digital images supplied by libraries or archives are not suitable for restoration work. We do not usually charge for information about image ordering specifications, as this can be covered in a brief e-mail or phone call.

For digital restoration you will need to ensure that you have a full version of an image editing software (preferably Photoshop, as DIAMM techniques were designed using this software), and a suitable computer with at least 1GB RAM (preferably more) and large processing capability for dealing with images from 200 MB up to 1.2 GB or more during the restoration process. This work can be done on a standard (reasonably new) computer, but you may find the process very slow.

If you would like to enquire further about your requirements, or about a project that you are planning, please contact the Project Manager, Julia Craig-McFeely.