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Photo Scanning

Value for money photo scanning service


Photos, negatives and slides are scanned at high resolutions to allow your photos to look their best and to be printed at larger sizes. We do not use photo batch scanners as these scanners can damage your photos causing light scratches on glossy photos and streaks on your scanned images.


Your old photos over time can be damaged through wear and tear or through aging. Colours become less vibrant and whites can change to yellowing or taking on a pink tinge. It's a great time to transfer all your old photos, negatives or slides to digital to preserve them.


We offer a professional high quality transfer service of your photos, negatives or slides to DVD, USB Drive or Portable Hard Drive.


What we can do with your Photos


How your Photos, Negatives and Slides are scanned

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Photos are scanned at 600ppi or higher. We do recommend the smaller the photo the larger the resolution which will allow the small photo to be printed at 4x6" or higher without losing image quality. You can choose a higher resolution if needed.


Photos are cleaned with compressed air before scanning.


Minor blemish and dust removal.


Cropping the photo ensuring no unwanted edges.


Brightness and contrast if required will be corrected to improve the image.


Optional Extras - Each scanned image can be colour enhanced.


Colour Enhanced

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Photos in Photo Albums

If you have photos in photo albums that you would prefer not to remove from the photo albums as they may be brittle or they may tear, we can in most cases scan those photos from the photo album. Check our pricing for this service.



Negatives and Slides


Negatives and Slides are scanned at 2400ppi or 3200ppi or higher. The higher the resolution the larger the print size.


All negatives & slides are cleaned with compressed air before scanning.


Minor blemish and dust removal.


Your image files are numbered sequentially, Image 001.jpg Image 002.jpg etc. We can place images into named folders which will make it easier for you to find certain images.


Cropping the negative or slide ensuring no unwanted edges.


Orientation (portrait or landscape) of the negative and slide is correct and ensuring wherever possible the slide is not backwards e.g. names of buildings are not backwards etc.


Brightness and contrast if required will be corrected to improve the image.


Optional Extras - Each scanned image can be colour enhanced.



Which Resolution?


Below are charts which should assist you in deciding which dpi resolution suits your needs.


600ppi Photo Print Scans Chart
Size of Photo Scanned @ 600ppi 3x5" 4x6" 5x"7 8x10" 8x12"
Makes a Print This Quality
3x5" Great Great Great    
4x6" Great Great Great Great Great
5x7" Great Great Great Great Great
8x10" Great Great Great Great Great
8x12" Great Great Great Great Great

Other resolutions are available if you require larger print sizes. Ask for a quote regarding higher scan resolutions.

35mm Negatives and Slides Scans Chart

Scan ResolutionPrint Size 3x5" 4x6" 5x7" 8x10" 8x12"
Makes a Print This Quality
2400ppi Great Great Great    
3200ppi Great Great Great Great  

Other resolutions are available if you require larger print sizes. Ask for a quote regarding higher scan resolutions.

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