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ScanDigital will rejuvenate your decaying negatives with our first class digital conversion service. Traditionally, negatives have served as an imaging safety net in case anything happened to the actual printed photograph. However, negatives run the identical risks as their printed copy and deteriorate just as fast. The only way to guarantee the safety of your memories is to preserve them digitally. Use our negative scanning service to convert your old negatives into newly digital positive images.
Not just 35mm Negatives
Our innovative negative scanning process prevents you from having to unroll film to sort through disorganized strips in hopes of finding your pictures. By transferring your negatives to digital files, we allow you to view your images in their optimal state from your computer, your television or your online gallery. While 35mm negatives are the most common type of negative, ScanDigital is able to digitally convert many other formats. In addition to 35mm, our negative scanning service also accepts APS, 110, 120, 126, 127, medium and large format negatives (sized bigger than 2x2).
We manually scan all of your negatives using our secure process. We accept color and black & white negatives in all formats (click here to learn more about our black & white negative scanning process). As a result of our manual scanning process, we also have the ability to scan selective negative frames, or single negatives. Taking the time and care to select specific images for scanning is a task that we are more than capable of doing. For customers who would like certain images scanned, please include a note with your package explaining the appropriate negative frames. We will be sure to follow any notes that are included with your materials. Single negative or selective negative scans are processed at $0.78 per image for normal resolution.
Protect Your Images
Choosing to convert your negatives to digital format protects your pictures from dust, decay, scratches and other damaging effects of time. You will also never have to worry about your collection of negatives being lost or damaged due to fire, flooding or any other Unforeseen circumstances.
Decay, including color shifts and fading
Damaging effects of time
Unforseen circumstances including fires
Handling Your Precious Negatives
Every negative is treated and processed with the utmost precision and care. All negatives are individually cleaned, scanned and edited by hand to ensure the highest quality possible. We clean every strip of negatives with compressed air and a lint free cloth prior to scanning. Each negative is scanned with the highest quality scanning equipment. We use Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 scanners for 35mm, 110 & 126 negatives. With Digital ICE technology built-in, these Nikon scanners are the top of the line and necessary for optimal negative scanning. Our highly skilled technicians digitally repair each image, including cropping, rotating, color correction, red-eye and dust removal. Your newly digitized images are loaded to CD, DVD, or external hard drive. All of your scanned images are also uploaded to your online gallery, accessible through your password-protected account.
Negatives vs. Photos
If you have both your printed photos and your negatives, we usually suggest scanning the negatives. A photo is like a copy of the negative, so scanning a photo is essentially making a copy of a copy. Our top of the line equipment can repair and enhance the image either way, but it's always best to start with the purest image available.
Our Negative Scanning Process
- Cleaning and Preparation
All negatives are individually cleaned with compressed air and a lint free cloth
Each negative is scanned using the highest quality equipment
Our highly skilled technicians repair each image, including cropping, rotation, color correction and red-eye removal
- Burning to Disk or Hard Drive
Your newly digitized images are either burned to CD, DVD, or loaded to an external Hard Drive
Enjoy your digital memories with friends and loved ones!
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Local Phone: 310.341.0172
Business Hours (Pacific):
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Your memories are safe
Through our integration with UPS and our world class EssentialTracker system for internal tracking, your order is carefully monitored from door to door
We scan by hand
To ensure the highest quality and to protect every image, we will never use an auto-feeder to process your materials.
"[I m] VERY pleased with your service as I have used it 2 times! [I] used a competitor service and was disappointed that images were poorly cropped and not in the order that we sent them; will only use ScanDigital in the future!"
- Brenn from Waynesville, NC (July 2012) -
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