|Up to 100||12p||26p|
1. Start by entering the number of photos to scan and the options required.
2. Prepare your photos by removing any staples or adhesive.
3. Send your photos by placing them in a suitable sturdy box and send them to us, or let us know when we can arrange to collect them.
4. We scan your photos into digital JPG format.
5. We return everything back to you along with an invoice. Payments are due within 14 days.
Budget scanning service
Our budget scanning service is perfect for quickly converting old and forgotten photos into digital images. They are scanned using one of our Kodak PS410 automated bulk feed photo scanners which produces a good quality digital copy of your photo. The bulk scanner quickly scans your photos in groups which reduces our workload and therefore reduces the cost to you.
Automated image restoration software corrects and boosts the colours and light levels and corrects the rotation of the photos. Any irregular borders are automatically removed, plus we do a quick manual check to ensure the borders are removed.
The Kodak photo scanner produces good quality digital JPG images that can be viewed and enjoyed on any computer or TV.
With our Premium Quality scanning option, each photo is placed by hand onto the glass flatbed of one of our professional A3 Epson photo scanners. Scanning each photo by hand improves the image quality and eliminates any faint vertical scan lines (caused by dust or dirt on the photographs) that can sometimes be seen when using the bulk feed scanner. Scanning each photo by hand obviously increases the workload for our technicians, which is reflected in the increased cost per photo. All premium scans are made at 600DPI which means the digital version of your photo will allow you to re-print at 2 - 3 times the size of the original print. The larger scan size will also mean your images will appear bigger on your computer screen and will make all your photos suitable for viewing on a HD TV.
We have two levels of image inspections to suit your budget - Quick and Full. As the name suggests the "Quick" inspection is a quick check to see if the image has been scanned correctly, whereas the "Full" inspection is a more indepth checking service.
We you get with the Quick or Full inspection service
|Irregular border removal|
|Manual colour adjustments|
|Minor scratch and mark removal|
|Red eye removal|
|Additional cost per photo||included||+ 22p|
The orientation of each photo is automatically detected and then checked by hand after scanning.
The colours are automatically adjusted during the scanning process to correct any faded photos. It is common for some older colour photos to take on a red hue, this is generally corrected by the software, through we do a quick check to ensure each photo looks ok.
Some photos may be slightly over or underexposed, the automatic contrast and brightness adjustments will correct these.
The "Full" inspection service the includes all of the "Quick" inspection features listed above, along with an average of two minutes of Adobe Photoshop® processing by an experienced Photoshop technician. Various checks and tasks performed include :-
Do you lock the images on the disk?
No, they are standard digital JPG files which you can view and edit as you would any digital image. We place no restriction on editing, copying or sharing of the images, they are yours to use however you wish.
How long does it take?
We scan thousands of photos every day and try to complete an order within a few days of receiving it, though during busy periods it may take us a little longer. If you are in a hurry you can select our express service.
When do I pay?
No need to pay up front, we scan your photos and return the originals and digital images back to you along with an invoice.
Do I get the originals back?
Yes, they are returned along with your digital images.
Can I mix colour, black and white and different sized photos in the same order?
Yes, we can handle any sized colour or black and white photo from a small passport size up to A3 (17" x 11").
Can you scan into named folders?
Yes, if you name each bundle of photos we will place the digital images in a named folder for you. Long folder names will be shortened, so please keep them as short as possible, such as "Holiday 1992", "John and Lisa wedding" or "Christmas 1972" etc.
Will the colours be restored?
Yes. Most old photos will benefit from some form of colour restoration, which is why we include it free with all scans. Extremely faded or colour cast photos may be beyond the automated colour correction software's ability.
My photos are old and fragile, will they be damaged during scanning?
No. The kodak bulk scanner has a patented photo handling system that won't damage your photos. However, extremely fragile photos will be scanned by hand on a flatbed scanner to avoid any potential damage.
Our premium photo scanning service includes a 600dpi scan, which enables you to view your images on your computer and print them at over twice the size as the original with any photo printer.
The 600dpi scan size provides a larger image, allowing you to view them clearly on your computer or large screen HD TV's.
Our loose photo scanning service scans any mix of loose photos up to A3 in size (11" x 17")
All photos should be loose, i.e. removed from a photo album or paper frame and free from any adhesive pads, staples, blu-tac or any other foreign objects that may damage our scanners or more commonly, your photos.
This service scans loose photos only.
Photos held in albums or frames require a degree of extra manual work to remove and replace each photo in the album or frame. They are therefore more expensive to process and are handled separately by our photo album scanning service.
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 iPhones etc. 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 adjust the colours, brightness and contrast levels. Digital ICE4 is included on all colour slide and film scans to remove the majority of the dust and scratches.
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, universities and various private organisations and charities.
All the images are returned as standard compressed digital image .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 return scans of slides and films in uncompressed lossless .TIF format if you wish, for a small additional fee to cover the increased file size.
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 Premium photo scanning service scans each photo by hand using professional Epson flatbed photo scanners. Each photo is scanned at 600DPI, which is ideal for enlarging smaller photographs.
Our 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. Generally, up to 85 images can fit onto a CD and 580 images onto a data DVD.
The CD or DVD we send you should be compatible with your DVD player providing the player can handle JPG image files. Should your DVD player be incompatible with JPG images files, then we can create a special rolling DVD video disk for you.
Excellent Reviews led me to trust exposure 22 with my old photo collection. After sending for a free trial, I sent off 1000 photographs to be scanned. After looking through the photos tonight I am absolutely delighted with the results, they have brought new life into tired old photos, the clarity and colour is superb. It Ticks all the boxes, quality, price, and customer service, will definitely use again and would have no hesitation in recommending exposure 22.
Barry - March 2013
"I was very pleased with the service - as ever there is the worry that the photos arrive in good time and condition and are returned AOK. Once I have inserted the scanned photos into their albums I will package the next batch and send them off."
Eric - October 2012
"The images look great - I chose the higher resolution and I am very pleased with the results. I had a few thousand pictures, mix of slides and prints, and these were collected processed and sent back with great efficiency and all well organised in directories on the CDs. "
Paul - September 2012
"A great experience - easier than other companies to pack, cheaper than the others for 600dpi scans and in my case 100% reliable. They also managed to decipher my scrawls to set up the scanned photos (more than 2500) into folders which meant I didn't have to sort them out when they came back."
Colin - August 2012
"These are easily the best scans I've ever had - very impressive. The price might give people the impression that they may not get high quality scans, but they'd wrong. These are first rate and you have followed my detailed instructions exactly. I will definitely be sending you more very soon. Thank you for doing such a good job. First rate and highly recommended!!"
Michael - August 2012