Like CVS, Walgreens is a pharmacy that also offers a range of photo services, including photo restoration.
Film photos are like time capsules, preserving precious memories of the past. But time can wear down old photos, especially if they aren’t stored properly. Tears, folds, water damage, and mold can all ruin a good photo!
Thankfully, it’s not that hard to find a photo restorer these days. In fact, even Walmart provides the service in certain stores. And with over 4,000 branches in the United States alone, it makes for a convenient option in a pinch. But is Walmart’s photo restoration service any good?
If you’re keen to find out the good, the bad, and the ugly, keep reading. But if you’re ready for fast and premium repair and restoration by some of the best in the business, start by heading over to our order page!
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Some people may consider using CVS store products – like their software or app – to restore a photograph. After all, it’s affordable, and you can keep reusing your CVS software to edit more pictures. However, we have three good reasons why you should choose us instead of CVS products.
Walgreens’s photo center offers same-day photo prints, passport photos, gift cards, canvas prints, and photo book customization. Most of these can be done either in-store or online.
In most cases, you can simply upload your photos online, do some basic editing – cropping, adding filters, etc. – and send them off to be printed by your local branch. Simple prints, cards, and photo books can all be picked up in about a day.
Walgreens’ photo restoration, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated. Here’s why:
If you’re looking for online photo restoration, Walgreens falls short on that front – you won’t find any options for photo restorations on their website. Not all shops offer in-store restorations either, so you’ll have to call your nearest Walgreens to find out where you can bring your pictures.
Meanwhile, at Image Restoration Center, you can have your photos restored online and in three simple steps:
It’s that easy!
If you do find a nearby Walgreens that restores photos, you aren’t assured of the kind of service you’ll get. This is because Walgreens outsources to an outside vendor who takes on the heavy Photoshop responsibilities.
Not only does this add a layer of uncertainty to the quality of your restorations, but it also means it can take longer to get your images. According to some Walgreens photo restoration reviews online, it can take about a week to receive the finished product.
Here are three reasons why you should consider us instead of Walgreens:
Walgreens is a pharmacy that focuses on health and wellness products. While photo editing is commonplace in US pharmacies, it doesn’t mean they employ experts.
Because photo restorations are our bread and butter, we’ve put together a diverse team of photographers, colorizers, and historical advisors – some of whom have over 20 years of experience in photo restorations, repair, and enhancement.
Our job is to bring precious memories back to life through:
We can also turn a monochrome and sepia image into a color photo!
Old photographs are windows to the past – major milestones, childhood places, and loved ones long gone. Don’t let these important family photos fade away!
As the foremost imaging experts, we won’t just keep your old family photos intact for years to come – we’ll help breathe new life into them. Just ask any of the over 5,000 happy customers we’ve served! And with our quick and easy process, you’ll have your expertly restored image at your door (or on your computer) in no time.
Our process is quick and easy, and you probably have access to everything you’ll need, right now, from the comfort of your own home.
Either scan the photos or snap an image of them with your phone. Then just upload them to our checkout and we’ll begin working on it right away.
Our photo restoration experts will begin with a thorough analysis and will seek the aid of our historical advisors. Turnaround time is 24-72 hours.
Your restored photo will be delivered via email before you know it. If there’s something that you’d like changed, you can request a revision.