what is the jpg?

what is the tif?

how it works?

Share your scanned images with the world through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox etc and let the world enjoy!

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.

Free collection & delivery within our local area
Full UK coverage
Enquiries outside UK welcome
Your photos returned via Royal Mail recorded delivery
Photo scans returned on disc included in the price
Discounts for larger quantities

£0.09 per image
Any resolution upto 1200 DPI
Any size upto A4
All images are rotated the correct way
Images scanned as Jpeg or TIFF files
Price includes cost of CD/DVD
No job too small or too big
Discounts for larger quantities
Ideal for photo book & calendars
Display your photos on your TV, Phone, DVD player
Higher resolution scans available

photo scanning service  -  What are we doing?

what is the  dpi?

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 photographs in your choice of resolution file format (JPEG / TIFF) at no extra cost. By default your photograhps will be scanned at 600 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.

Our photo 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 photos, negatives, slides and VHS tapes you want to convert and then use our photo scanning quote page.

Then all you need to do is put your images into a box that will protect your precious photos 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 photos 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.

JPEG files are the most commonly used method of storing photographs on computers and digital cameras. Photo'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 photographs in JPEG format with the least level of compression, resulting in high quality images that are reasonably large in size. The quality will outstanding and will look fantastic for everyday use such as reprinting your family photographs etc. 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 photographs in TIFF format which are lossless (i.e. have no compression) but take up HUGE amounts of disk space.

photo scanning details

Want to share your photos with your children ? Or are you having a wedding, perhaps a big birthday coming up and want to embarrass the lucky person ?

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 an image, the larger the resulting file will be. Most photographs are printed at 300 DPI, and so scanning at a higher resolution wont improve the quality of the image, however if you intend to print enlargements using a photo printing website it will be better to scan your photo's at a higher resolution and send them the high resolution file. Some web sites will enlarge the print using low quality software, so the more you can do to minimize the changes your printers need to do the better.

Transfer your old photos to digital formats using our scanning service. We scan your photos using high end flatbed scanners that will not damage any old or flimsy prints and create high resolution digital files so you can preserve your history and share with family and friends.

In need of a good birthday/wedding present ? Why not create a photo book and give that special a beautiful gift they will cherish. We will scan your photos and send them back to you so that you can produce the photo book yourself, or we provide a full Photo Book service, all you have to do is send us the photos !

We scan all photographs by hand using a flatbed scanner and each image is checked manually.

By default, we scan photographs at 600 dots per inch (DPI) which is more than good enough for most photos, but if you want to have enlarged photos we will scan them to a higher resolution for you.

For customers within our local area, we will collect your photos from you, professionally scan them individually and then return your photos back to you on CD/DVD.

We'll scan any photo, at any resolution, in either JPEG or TIFF format for £0.09p per photo. The only restriction is that photo must be upto A4 size.