Are your photographs stuck into an album? No problem, just send us the complete album and we will scan the page without having to remove the photographs.
Typically a photo album will have the photos glued in place or they may have completely adhered to the semi adhesive backing over time. The photos then cannot be removed without being damaged so they need to be scanned in situ. Each side of the page must be under A3 in size in order to fit onto our large flatbed scanner.
We scan the whole page on our large flatbed scanner and return the whole page as one image. This allows you to see any hand written notes or messages that may be along side the images.
We charge 70p per side, not per page as each page may or may not have two sides.
For an additional fee of 35p per image we can also crop all the images from the scanned page, so you get individual jpg files of all the images on the page.
We generally remove a photograph from a frame (if possible) before scanning. Each photograph is then cropped so you only receive the photo and not the frame border.
Photos held in wallets should be removed from the wallet prior to sending them to us, the loose photos can then be scanned as loose photos using our quicker and low cost scanning service.
We can remove the photos from the wallets for you, but we would have to charge an additional fee to cover our time. The fee is calculated on the number of photos and the ease of use of the wallets, as some wallet designs mean it can be awkward to remove and replace the photos.
It is always best for you to remove the photos before sending them to us.
There is no need to count the sides or photographs in your album, you only need to enter an estimated number as we will adjust the quantities after the scanning process is completed.
After we return your images to you we keep a copy of them on our servers for around 12 months. So should you lose or damage your disc we can replace it for you without having to rescan your images.
Having your films, slides and photos scanned and converted to digital images, not only preserves them before they deteriorate, but it allows you to view and share them using todays digital equipment, such as computers, Digital TV's, Digital photo frames, iPod's and smartphones. You can upload them onto Social Networking sites, such a Facebook or Twitter or share them with anyone you wish using an online photo album. The images can also be imported into Microsoft Powerpoint for presentation use and are suitable for use on high resolution projection systems.
Having your images scanned to digital allows you to distribute copies of the images to friends and family and can make a wonderful birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift for a family member or friend.
All items are scanned using high quality scanners that can automatically adjust the colours, brightness and contrast levels. Digital ICE4 is included on all colour slide and film scans to remove the majority of any defects, such as dust and scratches, resulting in a clearer image.
Photographs are scanned using dedicated Kodak photo scanners which have patented photo handling devices to handle your photos with care. Picture saving software also improves the image quality by checking and adjusting the colours and contrast levels.
Our standard scanning resolution for 35mm films and slides is 4000 dpi, which results in files of around 8 - 12MB in size, depending on the image content and film size. Medium format films are scanned at up to 5300dpi using the latest Opticfilm 120 scanning hardware. Photographs are scanned at 600dpi as standard.
All the images are returned as standard JPG files, exactly the same type of file from a modern digital camera. You can then use the images for any purpose, display or print. We can also return scans of slides and films in uncompressed lossless .TIF or .DNG format if you wish, for a small additional fee to cover the increased file size.
We can create a special rolling DVD video disc for you, that shows each image in turn on your TV, you can also choose a HD blu-ray version to show your images in HD.
We can also return your images on an SD card or USB memory stick. Simply plug the USB stick into your computer to access the digital images. Some Smart HDTV's also have USB sockets that will allow you to display your images directly onto your TV.
No job is too big or too small for us. We regularly handle small family collections of a handful of images to major digital conversions of many thousands of images from high profile publishing houses, museum archives, societies, universities and various private organisations and charities.