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Share your scanned slides with the world through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox etc and let the world enjoy!
Dots per inch is the term used to measure the density of an image, namely the number of dots that can be placed in a line within 1 inch (2.54cm). The higher the DPI used to scan a slide, the larger the resulting file will be. Most negatives are 35mm square, approximately 1.4 inches, so therefore if we scan a negative film image at 100dpi, we will get an image approximately 140 pixels square. To give you an idea of scale, a modern digital camera taking a 10 megapixel image will create an image approximately 3600 pixels wide, so 35mm negatives should be scanned at a MUCH higher resolution. We can scan upto 4800 dpi, which will create an image size of approximately 6700 pixels wide. However, for most everyday usage, such as Facebook, email, standard size prints, 1200dpi should be fine, image sizes will be approximately 2000 pixels wide.
JPEG files are the most commonly used method of storing images on computers and digital cameras. negatives's scanned to JPEG files do produce excellent results whilst taking up a minimum of space, and achieves this by compressing your images, which results in a loss of quality. However, the JPEG standard allows for different levels of compression, with higher quality scans resulting the less you compress the image. By default, Pixave scan your negatives in JPEG format with the least level of compression, resulting in high quality images that are reasonably large in size. The quality will be outstanding and will look fantastic for everyday use such as reprinting as a standard size photographs. There are some applications that require a higher quality, e.g. images to be printed in magazines, where professionals require the highest quality possible, in which case, we are happy to scan your negative in TIFF format which are lossless (i.e. have no compression) but take up HUGE amounts of disk space.
Digital ICE stands for Digital Image Correction and Enhancement and is a technology developed by Kodak that removes surface defects, such as dust and scratches from negatives and slides during the scanning process. The corrections are made on the scanner and is achieved by scanning the image from two different lamps, one a normal RGB lamp and the other infrared . The IR lamp detects the dust or scratch and the image is modified based on the image picked up by the RGB lamp. If a negative is in good condition and has no dust or scratches, it is always preferable to scan without ICE to ensure you are left with an image as close to the original.
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files are commonly used to store images within the publishing industry, graphic artists and professional photographers. TIFF files produce a better quality image when compared to JPEG files, because the images are not compressed, however they take significantly more space on your hard drive, e.g. a 1200 DPI scan of a transparency that creates an image sized 5267 * 6899 pixels is 18.2MB in JPEG format but 105.2MB in TIFF format. As you can see from these figures, the JPEG format has removed 80MB of the same image, and therefore it is logical to assume that the TIFF file is of higher quality, however this is a very subjective area as a lot of people cannot tell the difference, and the cost of storing TIFF files compared to JPEG on your systems can be a lot higher simply due amount of disk space required.
Pixave are happy to scan your negatives in your choice of resolution file format (JPEG / TIFF) at no extra cost. By default your negatives will be scanned at 4800 DPI into JPEG format, if you have different requirements please let us know in the special instructions of our order page or when you speak to us on the phone.
You can of course contact us or use our online system to get a quote and place an order, then just send your photo's to us. We will take great care of your photos.
Average 4 day turn around for small orders
Free collection & delivery within our local area
Full UK coverage
Enquiries outside UK welcome
Your negatives returned via Royal Mail recorded delivery
Negative scans returned on disc included in the price
Discounts for larger quantities
Our negative scanning service could not be easier to use, no matter where you are located in the uk. To find out how much it will cost, simply count the number of negatives, negatives, slides and VHS tapes you want to convert and then use our negative scanning quote page.
Then all you need to do is put your images into a box that will protect your precious negatives and send them to us. We recommend that you use the Royal Mail recorded delivery or any courier that requires a signature as proof of delivery.
We will confirm receipt of your package once it arrives, and then start the scanning process.
In most circumstances, we scan your images and then transfer them to a CD or DVD so that you can load the images onto your computer, however if you would prefer to receive your images on a USB device such as a hard drive or memory stick, just let us know.
Once we have completed your scans, we will carefully pack your negatives away with your digital images and then send everything back to you via Royal Mail Special Delivery, which will also require someone to sign for delivery. We will also confirm how many images we have scanned and send you a bill. You can pay by cash, electronic banking or PayPal.
Choice of 1200 or 4800 DPI scans as standard
Any 35mm Film, prices are per image
All images are rotated the correct way
Scanned as Jpeg or TIFF files
Scans returned on CD or DVD data discs
No job too small or too big
Prices are per negative image
Discounts for larger quantities
Ideal for photo books, mugs, calendars
Our photo negatives scanning services gives you total peace of mind when it comes to protecting your precious memories. Each negative is scanned individually using high end flat bed scanners at a minimum of 600 DPI with ICE technology to remove any dust and scratches.
For customers within the Bognor Regis area, we will collect your negatives from you, professionally scan them individually and then return your images back on DVD or CD. We also offer a fixed price quotation so you can work out how much the negatives scanning service costs and a full photo scanning and slide scanning service.
A negative is a single image, normally captured onto unexposed 35mm film in long narrow strips which are coated in cellulose acetate, the camera advances the film after each shot so that the next picture is captured onto the next unexposed piece of film. In photographic terms, each image is a negative, and the entrire strip of film is referred to as negatives. The negative images are the master copy of the photograph, from which all other copies will be made. A negative image is an inversion of the normal image, dark areas will appear light and light areas will appear dark, in addition, a negative color image has colours reversed so that red appears as cyan, green appears as magents and blues appear as yellow. Part of the scanning process required is to increase the contrast due to the lower contrast on the negative film. Negatives are created when light is exposed onto a film, the chemicals on the film react and become opaque during the developing process. To create the final positive image, the logic of multiplying two negative numbers to create a positive number is used, the negative process is applied again to the negative film which produces the final positive image.
Find out how much it will cost to scan your negatives. We charge 2 prices, depending on the resolution of the scanning you require. We are happy to scan in either JPEG or TIFF format at no extra cost.