What is the difference between Photo Restoration and Photo Retouching?
The main difference between Photo Restoration and PhotoRetouching is the media the photo exists on. Photo Restoration is fixing a damaged physical copy. While Photo Retouching is working on a copy of the original photo. The best reproduction of the original print will enable various artistic tools and artist skills to make as many changes as neccasary to give the desired end result.
Physically and digitally, the work is very similar to painting or drawing in addition to really good photography skills.