Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality scanning service available on the Internet at a fair price*, to turn your precious photographs into convenient digital images. Just imagine having all your old family and vacation photos immediately available on your digital devices, instead of being locked away in some closet or storage space!
*($0.39/image for slides and negatives).
An equally important part of our mission is the preservation of your family's history. While we have handled orders with more than 7000 items, we are, at heart, a "boutique" company, with an emphasis on personalized service. Many of the orders we receive include boxes of slides, photographs, or negatives with information about the contents written on them (dates, places, etc.). Slide carousel boxes often contain detailed lists of the photo subjects and other information. We preserve all of that information, and make it a part of your digital files. Other companies will not take the time and trouble to do that. They just send you a bunch of digital images (and in many cases do not return the original items!) We know that preserving your family history is the most important part of our job.
By the way - not only do we digitize photos, we also print photos and enlargements. That means that after you've had your slides or negatives digitized, or your old, faded photos upgraded with our Premier Service, you can get new, fresh, prints of those special photos that you want to have in hardcopy. For more information, go to ourPrintspage.
We specialize in digitizing Disc Films. We have developed highly specialized proprietary equipment and techniques that allow us to convert these tiny images to a digital image that is over 14 MP in size. That is the equivalent to having a scanner that can record over 11,000 DPI (Dots per Inch). No one else in the business can do that! Best of all, we do all of that for just $19.95/Disc, including image processing to get the best possible images from your Discs. For more information, see our dedicated Disc Film Digitization page.
We also offer high resolution (over 4000 dpi) conversion (better than 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 the following pages for details about free scans:
We scan all types of slides (including Stereo Slides!) and negatives, and all size formats - we even scanDisc filmandfilmstrips. When we digitize filmstrips, we do it without cutting them into short strips. We can digitize photos up to approximately 12" x 18", and we scan Photo Albums.
Our Goal is to provide you with high quality digital images of your irreplaceable photo collection. Once your photos are stored as digital files, they are completely safe from loss or damage. We invite you to check outwhat our Customers have said about our Services. Full details about all of our photo scanning services can be found on various pages throughout this website; just go to the main menu, or to the site map.
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Are your 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. If you really have an attachment to your carousels (and a lifetime supply of projector bulbs) - we'll send them back to you, with your slides in a separate bag. We can also reload the slides into the carousels at a cost of $0.04/slide.
Or, even better - you might want to take advantage of ourSpace-SaverTM Option. After we digitize the slides from your carousels or trays, we will bundle them together (in sequence), and label each bundle with a unique ID that ties it to the information that was on the carousel or tray box (contained in a separate spread sheet) for easy identification. Then we ship your slides back to you (in a much smaller box!) and recycle the old carousels or trays.
Are your 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.
How to Order: To request conversion services, just fill out the Scanning Request Form.
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 (US & Canada) and can have them kept in a secure location upon arrival. Most of our Customers send their materials via Priority Mail, which we recommend. We have never had a package fail to be delivered by the US Postal System.
We can also meet with customers by appointment at the Main Street address (the UPS Store at 364 East Main St., Middletown, DE 19709), 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 and/or restored.
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: 484-502-6706 oremail uswith any questions.
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Once you have your precious photos saved into digital form, you may want to organize them or find specific images. To help you with that process, we distribute your photos into a series of Folios (subdirectories) that typically hold about 50-70 photos each (unless you have specified some other organizational system).
We then include with every order, at no extra charge, an Index image within each Folio, which shows a thumbnail version of each image in the Folio together with its file name:
This index image makes it much easier to organize and sort your pictures, or to find a specific image, since each thumbnail image has the file name just below it. You can print these index images out on your home printer for easy reference.
If you don't have a way to print them, you can include printed copies with your order, for $2.20/page (for the first fifteen pages) printed on plain 8-1/2" x 11" 20lb bond paper, which is what we recommend. If you want to have them printed on photo paper, the cost is $3.00/page for the first fifteen pages. The cost per page goes down for larger quantities, to as low as $1.95/page. For full pricing please see ourPricing page.
In addition to providing your image files on a flash drive or DVD, for a small additional charge ($0.09/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.
It is important to note 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 digitize yourSlides, Negatives (including Disc Film) and Photographs, all formats and all sizes. For slides (2" x 2" standard mounts: 35mm, and other film sizes) we digitize 35mm slides at a resolution of 24MP. 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 conversion means that you will get all of the available detail in each slide converted into your digital image. With the Premier Service, each scan will be processed to remove dust and scratches, properly oriented, color balanced and presented as a jpeg image file (RAW & TIFF 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 conversionshere.
We also offer photograph restoration,repair,and photograph retouchingservices (also called photo editing). If you have old or damaged photographs, there is an excellent chance that they can be repaired and 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.
When we started, our objective was 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! As people have learned about our service, our backlog has grown so that is not always possible. If our workload at a particular time does not make that possible, we will inform you when we respond to your Scanning Request.
The exceptions to that goal are twofold: very large orders, by necessity, can take longer. In addition, the conversion ofvideo tapesandmovie filmcan take up to two - six weeks.
You can get more detail on our prices and services on the individual pages for each service: Slide Scanning, Negative Scanning, PhotosDisc Film Scanning, Filmstrip Scanning, Photograph Scanning, Video Tape Conversion Home Movie Conversion Retouching Photographs and Photograph Restoration
Here are comments we have received from some of our Customers regarding our Service:
Carey W., MD
R.C., Santa Clara, CA
Barbara K., NY
Emily D., CA
L. F., Boerne, TX
Jack S., Kennett Sq., PA
Mark I. Nashville, TN
Anna M, Brookhaven, PA
Steve M., Garnet Valley, PA
Barry T., San Diego, CA
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
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Adult Content: We have received inquiries at various times from people who were concerned about the fact that some of their photos included what is usually referred to as "adult content", and they were uncertain about sending them in for processing. We are not concerned with how the pixels in your photos are arranged. We have no problem with processing material in that category, as long as no children are depicted in the photos.