We specialise in converting your old slides to high quality digital images.
We convert over a thousand slides per day to high quality digital images using our number #1 rated slide scanning service.
All 35mm based slides, including Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides are scanned at 4000dpi, giving an average image size of around 5276 x 3564 pixels which is equivalent to around 18 megapixels.
Each slide is cleaned prior to scanning and is returned on either CD / DVD or a USB device.
Before scanning, each slide is individually cleaned with our Air-Wipe-Air process.
During the scanning process all colour films are digitally processed with Digital ICE 4 to remove any remaining dust and scratch defects.
Our slide scanning service makes your slides usable again with todays technology allowing you to easily your old 35mm slides on your computer or TV, smartphone, tablet or digital photo frame. They are also easy to share with friends or family using social media, such as Facebook or email. Also, with our online storage option you can easily share the images online with anyone you wish.
We have converted over 1,000,000 slides to digital images for thousands of customers and are waiting to transfer yours.
All types of 2" slides including 35mm, Half frames, 126, Super 35mm and 110 mounted slides, either card, plastic or glass mounted.
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.
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.