Standard Image & Photo Scanning
(Additional fees may apply for any underestimated media received. Please see FAQ for more info.) The magic of photos is that they capture special events in your life – from your child’s first...
Negatives and Slides
(Additional fees may apply for any underestimated media received. Please see FAQ for more info.) If you discovered long-forgotten negatives among family memorabilia, you’re lucky if they’re in good condition. Too often, improper...
ScanDigital Gift Card
ScanDigital Gift Cards make for sentimental gifts that everyone can enjoy. They can be used toward any digitizing service we offer (and may also be applied to shipping charges). After placing...
Special Media Digital Transfers
(Additional fees may apply for any underestimated media received. Please see FAQ for more info.) Although 35mm negatives and slides were the most popular format prior to the advent of digital cameras and...
At ScanDigital, our top quality photo scanning service is a great choice when you’re looking to convert albums and boxes full of old photos, slides, or negatives into digital formats. Old photos, negatives, and slides are fragile and subject to decay. Your images will be converted at our state-of-the-art scanning lab in the heart of the Midwest with the best scanning equipment available. And our highly trained technicians treat all images they scan like their own! When we digitize old photos during the scanning process, colors are restored to their original hues and brilliance, while scratches, fold marks, and other damage are repaired.
Digital files are easy to replicate and store in the cloud, greatly increasing their chance of survival. Converting old photos, negatives, and slides enables sharing intriguing details and backstories about the people depicted for future generations. With the click of a button, digital pictures can be sent to family members, friends, and posted to social media pages if you wish. Whether you’re looking to convert negatives to digital, digitize photos, or convert negatives to digital, our scans feature handcrafted quality that goes above and beyond. It’s as easy as one, two, three when you select ScanDigital to convert vintage images into forever files. We know you’ll be pleased with the pixel perfect memory-preserving images you receive because we’ve already scanned millions and millions of images for happy customers worldwide!
Digitizing Photos FAQs
You bet! These counted towards the scans in the photography package that you choose.
If you have both formats, send the negatives - those come out better.
No problem! Just send us the carousel with the slides in them. We will remove each slide, scan it, return it to the carousel and send the carousel back to you.
Absolutely! ScanDigital will accept your photo albums. We will remove your photos, scan them and replace them. If we are not able to replace the images back to the album, we will notify you immediately. You can include these as part of a Photography package.
We are experts at handling one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable materials. However, if we examine items you send and see any risk in handling them, we will notify you immediately before processing your order.
For photo scans, Premium resolution is at 600dpi (dots per inch) and Expert resolution is at 1200dpi. For negatives and slides, Premium resolution is at 3000dpi and Expert resolution is at 4000dpi. If you are looking to do edits or any other work on the files that we provide, we recommend that you choose Expert resolution. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to talk about these options further.
When necessary, in order to remove dust we use compressed air on slides and negatives, and professional grade photo cleaner on printed photos. Additionally, our scanners use Digital ICE technology for slides and negatives to automatically remove dust and minor scratches.
We will manually rotate your photos and crop any black border left after the scanning process. In addition, we will correct color; remove and minor blemishes; and digitally optimize the photos to provide you the best digital images possible. This superior services is provided regardless of the resolution level selected.
Digital ICE is a technology that allows scanners to automatically identify and remove dust marks and minor scratches. Digital ICE performs a scan of the film with Infra-red (IR) light. Using the IR scan, the machine visualizes surface defects in the film, like dust or scratches, and then scans the film normally. Once both scans are completed, special software uses the IR defect map to replace the defective areas. The results can be a dramatic improvement from the original.