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 5370 x 3512 pixels (18 megapixels). Each colour image is also cleaned and processed with Digital ICE 4 to remove the dust and scratches.
We have converted over 500,000 slides to digital images for thousands of customers and are waiting to transfer yours. See what our happy customers think about our highly rated service.
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Our team of experienced technicians automatically perform a "quick" inspection of each scanned image, ensuring the colour balance is correct, checking the rotation of the images and cropping any borders that the scanned image may have.
A "Touch up" inspection service can be selected if required. This service checks each image more throughly, removing any stubborn marks, removing any red-eye, adjusting the contrast and colour levels to suit the image. All for an additional 35p per slide.
Alternatively, we also offer a lower cost "Scan only" service that performs no inspection or rotation of the images allowing you to process and inspect the images yourself.
As you can see the standard image is certainly acceptable, but our technicians have lightly tweaked the colours and contrast levels to give a better overall feel to the image. Touch ups also boost dark or faded images as our technicians boost the darker areas manually.
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Touch ups also remove any stubborn marks not removed by the Infrared detection system and also repair any minor damage to the photos.
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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 smartphones. 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 resulting in a clearer image.
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 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.
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. Medium format films are scanned at up to 5300dpi using the latest Opticfilm 120 scanning hardware.
The CD or DVD we send you should be compatible with your home 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.
We can also return your images on a USB memory stick, simply plug the stick into your computer to access the digital images. Some Smart HDTV's also have USB sockets that will allow you to display your images directly onto your TV.