I am adept at photo restoration. I have a quality scanner capable of importing any format of photo, film negative, or slide. I use Adobe Photoshop to make all my edits. My primary goal is to remove dust and scratches, and return the image to its original form. The final product is perfect for reproduction or archival purposes.
Here are a few selections from a recent bulk restoration job I had. I found it best to scan all the images first, and then edit them over the course of several days. To edit each one as they were imported proved to be taxing on my PC. There were hundreds of pictures, many with significant tears and creases.
When I work with a mass of photos, I ask for compensation based on the sheer number of photos, but also the number of passes I will take. On the first pass, I will adjust histogram levels and contrast to improve the overall quality, and try to remove scratches and the like. This will be enough to improve roughly 80% of photos. For the remainder, I will need a second, more detailed pass.