Our mission is to provide you with the lowest cost ($0.20/image for slides and negatives), best quality scanning service available on the Internet. We offer high resolution (over 3300 dpi) scanning services for slides and negatives, 300/600 dpi for photographs and photo albums, as well as photo restoration and retouching. (We'll even scan a couple of your slides, photos or negatives for free, just to introduce ourselves - see theScanning Slides,Scanning NegativesorScanning Photographspages for details).
We scan all types of slides and negatives, and all size formats - we even scan disc film. We can digitize photos up to 9" x 12", and we scan Photo Albums. Also, check out our Loyalty Program for discounts we give to repeat customers (below).
We invite you to check out what our Customers have said about our Services
Slides in Carousels or Trays? No problem! We don't charge extra for those - other Companies charge as much as $4.95/carousel extra for that! Send them to us in the carousels or trays - we'll send them back to you the same way.
Slides in Glass, or Other Special Mounts? No problem! We don't charge extra for those either! Other companies (if they will process those special mounts at all - most won't) will add a hefty extra charge for anything other than plastic or cardboard mounts.
What's worse, if you have glass-mounted slides, they will try to remove the slide from the glass mount. If the photographic emulsion has stuck to the glass, that could result in damage to, or the destruction of, the slide image. We don't need to disturb the slide to convert it - our special process can handle the image capture with no changes to the slide whatsoever. Your slides will come back to you exactly as they were when we received them.
To keep our operating costs low, and to keep our prices as affordable as possible, we do not operate from a traditional "store front". Our shipping address is a UPS Store, where we receive shipments of photographic material from all over North America and can have them kept in a secure location upon arrival.
If you are "local" to the Glen Mills, PA area (within about an 80 mile radius) there are several other ways to get your photographic materials to us. Depending on the size of your order, and the distance involved, we can provide pick-up and delivery service - either free, or for asmall mileage charge. That link will take you to a chart where you can see what your charges, if any, will be.
We can also meet with customers by appointment at the Wilmington Pike address (the UPS Store) to receive and then to deliver your materials. Our objective is to make it as convenient as possible for you to get your photographs preserved.
Whether you are in the local area, or elsewhere in the US or Canada (we receive materials from all of North America), when you have photographs, slides, or negatives that you wish to have digitized or restored, please fill out aScanning Request,so that we can provide you with instructions, and schedule your work to minimize turn-around time. Please call us: 484-502-5706 oremail uswith any questions.
In addition to providing your image files on a flash drive or DVD, for a small additional charge ($0.02/image + disc cost) we can assemble your pictures into a HDTV Video Slide Show. We can then put that slide show on a DVD that you can play in your DVD player so you can enjoy your pictures on your TV set, as well as your computer.
We want you to be assured that all our scanning services are CROP-FREE. Unlike some other (many other) services, we will not crop your 126 format and Super slides, your photos, or your negatives in the scanning process. The files you receive from us will contain the full images that are on the original material.
What we offer: We will scan yourSlides, Negatives (including Disc Film) and Photographs, all formats. For slides (2" x 2" standard mounts: 35mm, and other film sizes) we scan 35mm slides at a resolution of 16MP. For other formats (for example 110, 120, 126 and 127 Super Slides) there may be slight variations in the total MP size of the image. High resolution scanning means that you will get all of the available detail in each slide converted into your digital image. Each scan will be processed to remove dust and scratches, properly oriented, color balanced and presented as a jpeg image file (RAW files are available as an option, at a small additional cost) stored on the medium of your choice.
You can see samples of our slide conversions here.
We also offer both photograph restoration and photograph retouchingservices (also called photo editing). If you have old or damaged photographs, there is an excellent chance that they can be restored to near-perfect condition. For more details, see our Photo Restoration page. If you have a photo that is not to your liking, with some sort of "defect", we can probably cure that situation as well. Need to remove the "extra ten pounds" the camera adds? Check with us. Got a great picture except that it includes your "ex"? We can "take them out". See our Photo Retouching page for more information.
Our policy and practice is to receive materials from our Customers and have them completely processed and ready to ship back to them within two weeks or less of their arrival at our location - with an emphasis on the "or less" part! If you want to get your scanning work done quickly, then you will want to send it to us.
If you have a large number of items to be scanned, you may want to consider our Monthly Submission Program. This will make it easy for you to spread out the cost of digitizing and preserving your memories, and to reserve a priority spot in our work queue each month instead of having to take a chance that a high volume of work might delay your submission.
Here's how it works: Three weeks after your first order has been processed, we will automatically email a new shipping label and Order Form for your next batch of materials to be scanned. We will hold a priority spot in our work-flow for your order, and as long as your materials arrive within ten days, your work will be given priority status, and inserted into our work flow when it arrives. If your material does not arrive within ten days of the email, it will be placed at the end of the queue. There is, of course, no obligation involved, you may stop submitting material at any time.
Here are comments we have received from some of our Customers regarding our Service:
E.A., Austin, TX
E.W., The Villages, FL
Ken W, Wallingford, PA
A.B., Durham NC
L.J., Chicago, IL
L.C., Glen Mills, PA
We believe that repeat Customers are the most important ones we serve - and we feel that Loyalty deserves to be recognized and rewarded. Whether you decide to use our Monthly program or not, when your first order is completed, you will receive a Coupon with your order with a value equal to 10% of the total scanning charge for that order. That coupon can be used against the next order you send in, up to 20% of the value of that order (any remaining Coupon balance may be used on future orders as well).
That 10% Coupon will be included with every order that we process for you! So, after your first order, you will always have a Coupon you can use to reduce the cost of your next order.