It may be helpful to compare our Digital Conversion process with having your slides scanned at Costco. Costco will scan your slides for $0.32/slide, with a minimum cost of $19.99. For that price, you will get scans that have a resolution of a bit less than 2200 DPI - or to put it another way, it's the equivalent of converting your slides to 6MP images. We digitize slides at about 3400 DPI (16 MP images).
Their process is strictly a bulk operation - in effect they put your slides "into the hopper" at one end, and get a stack of slides and a directory full of image files at the other.
One other important item: we can digitize ALL forms of photographic images: not just slides,but negatives, prints, filmstrips, albums, unmounted slides, what ever you have. If it is a photographic image, we can digitize it.
We have shown below sets of image pairs. The one on the top of each pair of images is the scan that was obtained from Costco ($0.32/image) several years ago. The image on the bottom of each pair is the same image, after we have put it through our"Premier Service"processing ($0.38/image now - $0.50/image after Jan 15, 2018 including the "scan").
Of course, if keeping the overall cost as low as possible is your concern, then if you use our"Image Only"service at $0.20/image ($0.30/image after Jan 15, 2018), the results you get will be similar to what Costco would produce - but at a saving of $0.12/image. (After Jan 15, 2018 our prices will still be $0.02/image lower!)
We can't really do a true "head-to-head" comparison as we lack the original slides that were scanned by Costco to produce the images below. That means that we are stuck with the approximately 2100 DPI resolution of the Costco scans, instead of the 3600 DPI resolution for the images we convert in-house. What we can demonstrate, however, is the difference in the amount of dust and other debris that can spoil an otherwise great photo.
It is important to note that the differeneces will not show up if you view these images at small sizes. To fully appreciate the differences, you need to view the images at a width of about ten inches, as you would on a full-size monitor. You can right-click on the images and select "View Image", and then use the "zoom" feature to see the changes more clearly.
Note the improvment in the color (above)!
That ugly vertical stain is gone (Above)!
A time long ago (Above)...
You can trust Digital Conversions LLC to handle all yourslide scanningneeds.