We specialise in scanning slides to high quality digital images
Either at our standard resolution of 4000dpi or our new Pro resolution of 10600dpi
We can convert your old 35mm slides, including Kodachrome and Ektachrome, to fresh digital images with our high resolution slide scanning service.
All 35mm slides are scanned at 4000 dpi, giving an average image size of around 5276 x 3564 pixels (18 megapixels).
Each slide is cleaned prior to scanning and then processed with Digital ICE 4 to remove the majority of the dust and scratch defects.
We have converted over 750,000 slides to digital images for thousands of customers and are waiting to transfer yours.
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All types of 2" slides are scanned either card, plastic or glass mounted. Larger 127 "Super slides" and unmounted slide film are scanned separately.
For the majority of uses the 4000dpi scan size will be more than sufficient. The 10600dpi is ideal for professional use where extra large scans may be required.
To achieve the best quality scan we recommend that glass slides, i.e film frames held between two thin sheets of glass, are scanned without the glass in place. This is due to the dirt, dust and oil residue that builds up on the inside of the glass sheets and scanning through these defects will reduce the quality of the scan. The examples below show a slide scan through dirty glass and the same slide with the glass removed.
Slide scan through glass
Scan with glass removed
Removal and refitting of the glass is a time consuming process and is therefore charged at 45p per slide.
Please note: This is an optional service, but it is highly recommended for glass mounted slides in order to achieve the best results. Not all glass slides can be dismantled as some are glued and sealed, such slides will be cleaned and scanned through the glass as regular slides.
127 "Super slides" are the same 2" frame size as regular 35mm slides but with a larger viewing aperture (opening) of 40mm x 40mm, as opposed to 35mm x 24mm for regular 35mm film.
In order to capture the whole image they have to be scanned separately using a medium format film scanner at a cost of 80p. If we find any 127 "Super slides" within your 35mm slides, we shall amend your order to include scanning these as 127 "Super Slides". If the value of your order increases significantly we shall let you know.
Alternatively, we can scan them as regular 35mm slides, but you should be aware that a considerable portion of the image will be lost.