Upgrade to Deluxe is a service we offer as a companion purchase for those clients who order a photo family tree and wish to have all the photos in their art piece digitally enhanced. This is only an option and is not required to order a family tree.
Ideally, every client will submit high quality photos that will show well in the finished product. This is not always the case, especially with decades-old photographs.
Our goal with Upgrading to Deluxe is to make it look like Great, Great Grandpa Charles and all of his posterity went down to the same local photo studio to have their picture taken. We want to create a “portrait look” for each family member. This involves extracting each person out of their original background and placing them on a like background similar to all the other photos. We then individually address lighting, blemishes, scratches, dust, missing details, other people overlapping them, poor quality, etc. We artistically try to make each picture look its best. It is a time-consuming task of individually working with each picture.
Please note that a digitally enhanced photograph is NOT a substitute for a quality photograph. Although we give it our best to improve each picture, there is only so much that can be done-- especially if the photo submitted is extremely small or in poor condition.
The price listed for this service covers ALL the images in the family tree.
When clients look at our Family Tree gallery examples and say, “I don’t have photos like these!” our response back is, “Nobody does! We create them! We digitally enhance your photos!”