Pricing - Scanning Services
We also offer a Scanning service, so you can have your photographs, slides and negatives transferred to CD / DVD or even your own external Hard Drive for archival and safe-keeping purposes.
The prices quoted here do not include any restoration work on the images. The only modification done to the image files is that scans from negatives are converted to a positive image before saving to disc.
The items will be saved in a number of formats and resolutions designed for different purposes, as detailed below. Prices are charged on a “per original” basis - there is no additional charge for the extra formats.
First 100 originals 50 cents per item
Next 100 originals 40 cents per item
Remaining originals 30 cents per item
Examples: 50 items = $25 , 100 items = $50 , 200 items = $90 , 300 items = $120
What Does This Include?
Each item will be saved in three different formats, as follows:
1. The original scan at the appropriate resolution - photos are scanned at a minimum resolution of 400 ppi, slides and negatives at a minimum of 800 ppi. Files are saved in TIFF format for maximum quality of image.
2. The item will then be re-scanned at a resolution of 300 ppi, and then sized appropriately for printing and saved in TIFF format. This resolution is chosen as the self-service kiosks available currently at most photo printing locations do not accept images saved at a higher resolution than this, so this allows you to use these kiosks to print any of the images. The size of the saved image is determined by the original item. For example, the scans from slides or negatives will generally be re-sized so that they will fit on the standard 6” x 4” print option, whereas the scans from original photographs will generally not be re-sized at all.
3. Finally, the item will be re-scanned at a resolution of 200 ppi, re-sized so that the saved image will fit within the standard computer screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels (or any other screen resolution you prefer), and then saved in JPEG format using the lowest compression setting (least data loss). The advantage of files saved in this way are - they can be easily viewed on your computer screen without needing to be re-sized, they can be attached to a Mail message to send to family and friends, and the disc can be used in most DVD players to view the images directly on a TV screen.
The files will be saved to CD or DVD as you require, and each format type will be saved on its own disc (or discs) for ease of use. The number of images that can be saved on one disc depends on the size of the original images and the scanning resolution. As an example, it will require up to 3 CD’s (or 1 DVD) to store the original images for 100 slides. One full set of discs per order is included in the price.
What Is Not Included?
It is possible to create a Slideshow Disc of the images which can be played on a DVD player and viewed on a TV or monitor. Generally, the images saved in JPG format (item 3 above) will be used to create the slideshow, as this allows the maximum number of images to be saved on one disc and the fastest loading time, but any of the above formats can be saved into a Slideshow.
Cost per Slideshow DVD $10
Additional copies of the image disc set: $2 per CD, or $5 per DVD