Our Scanning Process Includes The Following...

Color Correction

All slides loose color and clarity over time. Color correction is a critical step in the slide scanning process to help restore faded colors and brightens each image.

Dust and Scratch Removal

Dust and small scratches show as unwanted artifacts in the scanned digital image. Removing as much as possible will make a significant difference in the final quality of every digital image.

3600 DPI Standard

This setting produces the best results for both printing and monitors. Our scanning equipment can scale up to 5000 dpi if necessary.

No Sorting Required

Our "Keep It Simple" approach suggests you don't spend to much time trying to organize your slides at this step in the process. Empty a tray into a zip lock bag and label the bag. Done, ready for packaging! 

Fast Turnaround Time

All slide scanning orders are returned using the USPS priority mail service. We will carefully pack your 35mm slides in a safe and secure cardboard box for returning your slide collection to you. All slide orders include return tracking. Return shipping usually takes four days within the United States and seven days for international slide orders.

Hand Scanning

Your slide collection will be hand processed by one of our experienced digital technicians. We understand how special your slides are and will treat them like our own. Using the best slide scanning equipment in the industry, every slide in your collection will have the following processing.

No Extra or Surprise Charges

No Memberships or Setup Fees

No Confusing Sliding Scale Pricing

No Upfront Deposit Required

WHAT Next...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q? Do I need to pay a deposit?
A.  No, please package your slides and send them to us. Your completed order will be returned to you with an invoice. After you have reviewed your slides and are completely satisfied you can choose either the credit or cash options available.

Q? What about the “Only pay for the scans you keep” pricing policy?
A.  Our everyday price of 31 cents per slide for any size order is the lowest per slide price in the industry. Beware, promises by other services are often pricing gimmicks designed to confuse customers and don’t stand the test of good common business sense. We really do like to keep the process simple for our customers.

Q? Will my images be available online?
A.  The safety of your slides is our first concern. We have evaluated this process many other services offer and have concerns. Your pictures are posted to a third party vendor on the internet. It is our opinion that the risk of theft or access by an unauthorized user is to great. In addition, accessing the images is typically very slow and not user friendly. Check out some of the blogs on this subject.

Q? What resolution do you recommend for scanning 35mm photo slides to digital slides?
A.  The majority of our customers select 3600 dpi for digital imaging 35mm slides. This resolution gives you excellent viewing quality on a television or PC monitor and color prints can be reproduced with great results.

Q? Why should I convert my 35mm slides to digital ?
A.  The most compelling reason is to archive via slide scanning and preserve your important 35mm slides. Once in digital form using digital imaging, you have all these new options.

Q? Some of my photo slides are dark, under-exposed or in poor condition. How will slide scanning from those slides look
A.  Our process can improve in some cases the quality of under-exposed 35mm slides. However, the most realistic expectation for the 35mm slide scanning process is to preserve the current condition of the photo slide image. Our price does not include restoration for damaged film or frames needing remounting.  Not sure? Give us a call.

Q? What size slides will you process?
A.  Our service specializes in 35mm plastic or cardboard mounted slides. We can process 127mm 0r 128mm slides at a quoted price.  However, we do not accept glass frames. These type of slides require special equipment and processing. If your slides have a metal protection ring please remove before sending. All orders are returned using USPS Priority Mail. We only charge the actual cost of shipping. See our Shipping and Handling section for more information.

Q? What digital imaging format option do you recommend?
A.  Our scanning service recommendation is the JPEG format. JPEG is superior to TIFF for storing full-color or gray-scale images of “realistic” scenes, that means scanned photographs, continuous-tone artwork, and similar material. Any smooth variation in color, such as occurs in highlighted or shaded areas, will be represented more faithfully and in less space by JPEG. Some customers prefer TIFF or other formats for specific reasons. Please call for a quote on TIFF formats.


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