Services

So what can I do for you? Well, let me tell you some of the things I can think of.

Whether your image is faded, ripped in pieces, parts missing, weather damaged, tape marks, specks & spots, coloring is off, or something else I will give you the image you remembered or want to see.

I can also manipulate images such as remove or replace a background, remove wrinkles, blemishes, trim body size or vice versa, add or remove somebody/something, and much more. If adding a person I obviously will need an image of that person, at the very least their face.
EXAMPLE OF A SITUATION: Somebody showed up late to a group photo, I will put them in the image.

Want a collage of your favorite pictures? Send them my way and I will return something for you to enjoy and cherish for all of your years.

FAQ

How much does it cost? The price will depend on the service you would like provided and the amount of time spent on that service. All estimates are free and we will come to an agreement on price.

How do I get my photo to The Master Lab? Email your scanned image to themasterlab@gmail.com or send photos or digital image on a CD to:

The Master Lab
P.O. Box 5794
Orange, CA 92863-5794

What do I do with an image I already have scanned but don't know all it's specifications (resolution, photo enhancements, file extension? Email it to themasterlab@gmail.com for a free estimate. I will see what kind of shape it is in and the specifications of the image you might not know.

I live close to this address, may I drop my image off? Yes, this is obviously not my home address but I can get it to you so we can discuss your wants and scan images.

I don't have a scanner and I don't want to send my original photo. Try a FedEx or STAPLES store near you for scanning.

I have a scanner, what do I do?

  • Be sure that the scanner's glass is clean and completely dry.
  • Place your photo up against the edge of the scanner so that it scans as straight as possible.
  • If your photo is ripped into pieces place the pieces in their place but leave space between each piece.

Scanner Settings

  • Use a resolution of 300 ppi for images 5"x7" or larger
  • Use a resolution of 600 ppi for images 5"x7" to 3"x5"
  • Use a resolution of 1200 ppi for images 3"x5" and smaller
  • Always use the Color RGB option even if your photo is Black & White
  • Turn off any photo enhancement features your scanner may have. Such as "Sharpening"
  • Save as a TIFF file or jpg without compression

If you have ANY questions call me. Sean Kelley (714) 656-4142

Send checks or money orders to the following address:

The Master Lab
P.O. Box 5794
Orange, CA 92863-5794

About

Sean Kelley on the computer.Sean Kelley here. I'm just a laid back guy who loves to use Photoshop. In 1998 I crashed on my dirt bike, and since then I haven’t been able to move anything below my shoulders. Photoshop and the computer itself have given me something to do while lying in bed the past 21 years of my life. I have been using the program for more than 15 years and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. If you'd like to know more about how I use the computer check out my website.

Programs and Equipment that I use:

  • Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner · Perfection Series
  • iMac OS X 10.14.5, 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Illustrator CS6