Photographs are accepted in all shapes, sizes and condition and all are scanned at high resolution using a flatbed scanner to ensure edge to edge sharpness. Scanning resolution varies based on the original media format but range between 600dpi for most photographs and to 4000dpi for slides and negatives. Wallet sized photos are scanned at 1200dpi.
If requested, the back of photographs can be scanned to capture the descriptive annotations of who, what, when, where, etc. The back side will follow the front as a secondary image in sequence and will be charged at half the price of the image side.
The digital files are place inside custom folders based on how I receive the photographs. You will receive the files by either digital download or on a thumb drive.
Professional restoration services include removal of wrinkles, creases, tears, and stains, as well as improving color or fading to bring new life to old photos. So what you get back will be high resolution, digitally restored images ready to print.
SLIDE & NEGATIVE FILM SCANNING
High resolution, custom slide scans preserve yesterday’s photo memories for today’s digital age. All size and formats of slides are accepted. And color correction and removal of scratches and dust is included for quality results. Slides can come in boxes, carousels or in magazine holders. Everything will be returned in the same packaging as we received them.
Each slide or negative is inspected and cleaned to help produce the best quality images. They are then scanned at 4000dpi. Because the higher the resolution, the greater flexibility for you have for cropping and enlarging the digital images for prints.
CUSTOM PHOTOSHOP EDITING INCLUDED
Each photo is edited for the best possible quality results. We correct color and contrast, digitally repair spots and scratches and provide red eye correction as needed.
HOW TO ORDER
To be clear. Scanning phototographs is not my full-time occupation. But I have the equipment and the expertise, so why not offer photo scanning and restoration – done at the level I expect for my own photography – to my list of services?
To order, click on the “Contact Me” button below and send a message with details of what you would like scanned. Include the quantity and type of images, your phone number and zip code. I will put together an estimate based on your information and send it back with shipping instructions.
All photographs are returned in the packaging they came in. Shipping will include tracking and insurance if requested.
I do not require prepayment for our services, except for projects estimated at more than $1,000, for which I will request a 50% deposit of the estimate. Once your project has been completed, I will send you a credit card payment request via PayPal.