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Scanning Prices (All Formats)


On this page: Slides / Negatives / Photos / Photo Albums / Filmstrips / Index Prints/ Video Tapes / Movie Film / Photo Prints / Data Storage Media / Slide Show / Pickup & Delivery Service / Price Comparisons / Restoration & Retouching / Free Scans / Large Orders / Payments / Custom Directories


Here is a summary of all our prices for scanning and other services: Scanning Slides, Scanning Negatives, Scanning Photographs, Restoring Photographs, and Retouching (editing/"photo-shopping") Photographs. Compare and see how much you can save!

Note: We accept materials from all locations: USA, Canada, and beyond.

Scanning Slides

 Film Size (mm)  jpeg Res.  Image Only**  Premier Service***
35mm 16MP $0.30 $0.50
110 (13 x 17) 16MP $0.30 $0.50
126 (26 x 26) 12MP $0.30 $0.50
127 (38 x 38)* 12MP $0.30 $0.50
120 (45 x 60) 12MP $0.80 $1.00
220 (60 x 60) 10MP $0.80 $1.00
Stereo Pairs† 10MP $0.80 $1.20
Stereo/Single†† 10MP $0.40 $0.60
Space-Saver $1.00/ Bundle (35 - 70 slides)
Notes: Prices above are totals; example: 100, 35mm images including Premier Processing = $50.00. When you elect Premier Processing, you get both sets of images: Image Only, & Premier.
*  We are able to Scan 127 Superslides without cropping the images. (Most places can't do that!). The MP resolution is somewhat lower, however, because of the square format of the images.
**  Image Rotation available for $0.03/slide.
**  Add $0.05/image for TIFF/RAW files.
***  Includes Image Rotation; Add $0.10/image for TIFF/RAW files.
†  "Stereo Pairs" includes conversion & processing of both Left & Right Images separately. For an additional charge of $2.00/pair, we can produce a third, combined image with both the left and right portions of the image side-by-side, at a scale that, when printed, allows viewing the 3-D image without a viewer. For more information, send a request to: support@digitalconversions.biz.This charge is included in the pricing (below) for Stereo Pair Prints ($4.50 each).
††  "Stereo/Single": This service captures just one of the two images in a stereo slide, turning it into the equivalent of a standard slide.

Mixed Slide Formats:

Please Note: On rare occasions we encounter an order where a Customer wants their slides captured in a specific sequence, and the slides are a mixture of two or more different film formats (eg: 35mm, 126, 110, half-frame 35mm, etc.). Because each different format requires a different equipment setup for full-frame image capture, additional charges may be involved for orders of this type. Please contact us for more information:support@digitalconversions.biz

Scanning Negatives

 Film Size (mm)  jpeg Res.  DNeg*  DPos** PS***
110 (13 x 17)**** 10MP $0.30 $0.35 $0.55
120 (45x 60) 16MP $0.30 $0.35 $0.55
126 (26 x 26) 11MP $0.30 $0.35 $0.55
35mm 16MP $0.30 $0.35 $0.55
APS 12-16MP $0.30 $0.35 $0.55
Disc Film (per disc) 11MP $9 $10 $15
Larger Formats (in)
Length up to 3" 12MP $0.89 $0.99 $1.19
Length up to 5" 12MP $1.09 $1.19 $1.39
Length up to 7" 12MP $1.29 $1.39 $1.59
Length up to 10" 12MP $1.69 $1.89 $2.09

Notes: (prices above are totals; example: 100, 35mm images with Premier Processing = $55.00)
* DNeg (Digital Negative): Add $0.05/image for TIFF/RAW files
** DPos (Digital Positive): Add $0.05/image for TIFF/RAW files
** Image Rotation Available for $0.03/image
*** PS (Premier Service): Includes Image Rotation; Add $0.10/image for TIFF/RAW files
****The 10MP image for 110 format film is the equivalent of a scan with 5000 dpi resolution
For APS, the resolution depends on the aspect ratio of the images
If Disc Hub is missing, add $2.00/Disc

Scanning Photographs

 Photo Size  Res. (dpi)*  Cost / Image
up to 4 x 5 300 $0.35
600 $0.60
up to 5 x 7 300 $0.45
600 $0.80
up to 8 x 10 300 $0.89
600 $1.55
up to 11 x 16 300 $1.49
600 $2.49
Upgrade Photos (PS) $0.20
Photo Albums** 300 $1.20/page
600 $2.50/page

Notes:
* For most purposes, 300dpi is the best choice (see Photo page)
** For Photo Albums, scans of each individual photo in addition to the full page scan are available for $0.25/image, regardless of the photo size (same dpi). Premier Service for album page images is $0.20/page, for extracted images it is also $0.20 each.

Please note that if you have both a negative and a photographic print of that negative, it is always best to send us the negative to be digitized. That insures that you will have all off the detail of the original picture in your digital file, without the losses that can occur when the negative image is processed to make a print. Many automatic photo processors apply automatic "corrections" to prints that are actually distortions of the original image. By scanning the negative, you will recover any detail that was lost due to a poor printing process.

Scanning Photo Albums

Photo album digitization can be done in one of two ways:

The cost for each page scan is $1.20; the cost of adding the images of each photo on the page is an additional $0.25/image, regardless of the image size.

Scanning Filmstrips

Filmstrip scanning is done non-destructively; that is, we do not cut or modify the original filmstrip in any way. Image capture from filmstrips is $0.60/frame; for Premier Processing add an additional $0.20/frame. We can also create integrated slide shows for filmstrips that came with or without an audio track (usually on a cassette that runs with the filmstrip with audible "change" indicators). For more information on those options please contact us directly: support@digitalconversions.biz

File Data Storage

All prices quoted above are for the conversion of your images into digital files. The cost of the media to hold your data is in addition to the scanning charges. The best media for your files will depend on the total size of your image library, and your personal preference.

We offer several options for loading your data: Standard DVDs (4.7 GB capacity, $5.00 ea.), Dual Layer DVDs (8.8 GB, $7.00 ea.) Blu-Ray DVDs, which range from 4.7 GB up to 25 GB, and cost between $6.00 - $9.00/disc, and flash drives, which start at $9.00 for an 8 GB drive ($12.00 for 16 GB; larger sizes are priced at time of order fulfillment).

Prices for larger drives will be quoted when your job is completed and we know what size drive would be needed. Flash drives are like lobster - prices vary greatly over time, and we base our charges on the price that is currently available. Of course, flash drives have the advantage that they can be repurposed once you have downloaded your files - or, you can simply keep them loaded with your data as an additional backup, and a convenient way to have your files with you.

If you have a preference for a particular file storage medium, you can indicate that on yourrequest/order form. If your initial choice is not practical due to the size of your data set, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

Index Image Prints: To make it easier for you to organize and manage your digital photo archives, we distribute your pictures into a series of separate Folios (sub-directories), typically containing about 50-60 images each. Of course, you may specify another system for organizing your pictures if you wish.

index image

Each of your photo Folio folders will include, at no extra cost, anIndex imagewhich shows thumbnail images of each photo in the Folio, together with its file name. You can print these Index sheets on your printer at home, or we can provide prints of these Index images at a cost of just a few cents per photo image (typically 50 - 70 per page):

Index-Print Prices

 No. of Pages  Images*  $/page  Cap**
1 - 10 700 $2.00 $19.80
11 - 25 1,750 $1.80 $41.60
26 - 50 3,500 $1.60 $76.50
51 - 100 7,000 $1.50 $141.40
101 & Up > 7,000 $1.40

Notes:
* The approximate number of images in a job at the maximum number of pages for that range. Smaller directories result in fewer images.
** The "Cap" is the maximum charge for pages in that quantity range. We do this to avoid a situation where a Customer would be charged more, for example, for 48 pages (48 x $1.60 = $80.00) than a case where the total number of pages was 51 (51 x $1.60 = $76.50).

The prices in the chart are for prints on plain 20lb bond paper. We recommend using plain bond paper, as photographic quality is not really an issue for this purpose. For printing on photo paper, add $1.00/page.

The Index prints you receive will be contained in an appropriate binder to keep them together.

Video Tapes

 Tape Format  Cost/tape
VHS $21.95
VHS-C $12.95
MiniDV $18.95
8mm Video $22.95
BetaMAX $32.95
BetaSP $36.95
DVCam (34 min.) $19.95
Sony UMatic 3/4"" $52.95

Notes:
All Video Tape & Movie Film digitization orders are subject to a sliding Service Charge for orders where the conversion charges for the combined film and video items are less than $50.00. Please see the Video Page for more details.

Movie Film

 Film Format  Cost/ft
8mm & Super8 $0.21
16mm $0.29

Notes:
All Video Tape & Movie Film digitization orders are subject to a slidingService Chargefor orders where the conversion charges for the combined film and video items are less than $50.00. Please see the Movie Film Page for more details.

Photograph Prints

Once you have your photos in digital form, you may still want to have some of them in the form of physical photographic prints. For example, you may have a special photo that you want to keep on your desk. Or, perhaps, the pictures you have had digitized were in the form of slides, or negatives, and you want to have some of them printed.

What ever the reason, we can provide a full photo printing service. For full details, follow that link.



Photo Print Prices

  Paper Size (in)   per print    3 - 7**   8 or more
13" x 19" $20.00 $17.00 $15.00
  Paper Size (in)   per print     4 - 8**     9 or more
11" x 17" $17.50 $15.00 $14 .00
  Paper Size (in)   per print     5 - 9**   10 or more
9" x 13" $15.00 $13.00 $12.00
  Paper Size (in)   per print   20 - 49**   50 or more
8.5" x 11" $7.50 $6.50 $6.00
  Paper Size (in)   per print   30 - 59**   60 or more
8" x 10" $6.00 $5.50 $5.00
8" x 8" $3.50 $2.50 $2.00
5" x 7" $1.50 $1.25 $1.00
  Paper Size (in)   per print   50 - 99**   100 or more
2.5" x 3.5" $0.33 $0.29 $0.25
4" x 4" $0.39 $0.33 $0.29
4" x 6" $0.49 $0.43 $0.39
5" x 5" $0.79 $0.70 $0.65
Stereo Pair* $4.50 $4.00 $3.75

Notes:
Print prices listed are for glossy or matte finish paper. Special finish papers are available, but typically involve an additional surcharge that is added to the cost of the batch of prints.  Please contact us for more details.  A protective coating ofMoab Desert Varnish.can be added to your photos for a small additional charge equal to 10% of the print cost.
* "Stereo Pair" prints are printed at a size that allows viewing them in 3-D without the use of a viewer. If you are not familiar with this technique, send a request for information to support@digitalconversions.biz. This price includes the Premier Service and Image Pairing charges described above.
** Volume pricing is based on the total number of prints of a given size in a job.

In most cases, you will probably not know which images you would like to have printed until after you have received your digitized files. Once you have decided which photos you want to print, all you have to do is send an email to support@digitalconversions.biz

Video (HDTV) Slide Show

We can turn all your images into a Video Slide Show and load it onto a DVD that can be played on your TV: $0.05/image.

We can also add Title pages and other captioning if desired: $1.00/page

Pick-up & Delivery Service


We offer pick-up and delivery services; either free, or for a small mileage charge, depending on the size of your scanning order and the distance involved. For orders which incur a delivery charge, the per-mile cost is based on the one-way driving distance as calculated byGoogle Mapsfrom ourshipping addressto your location. The total charge is based on the round-trip distance, plus any tolls incurred, for each trip. The mileage charge ranges from $0.10 - $0.30/mi. You can check your delivery costs, if any, using the following table ("x" indicates that the service is not available for that combination of order size and distance):

Distance (mi., up to):    5   10   20   30   40   50   60   70   80
Min. Scan Charge
   $30 .15.25.30    x   x   x   x   x   x
   $50 .10.20.25.30   x   x   x   x   x
 $100 Free.15.20.25.30   x   x   x    x
 $200Free.10.15.20.25.30   x   x   x
 $300 FreeFree.10.15.20.25.30   x   x
 $400 FreeFreeFree.10.15.20.25.30   x
 $500 FreeFreeFreeFree.10.15.20.25.30
 $600 FreeFreeFreeFreeFree.10.15.20.25
 $700 FreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree.10.15.20
 $800 FreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree.10.15
 $900 FreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree.10
$1000 FreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree

Compare Pricing


Compare our prices to our competition for photos, and 35mm slides and negatives (the links are live, and will open in a new window). When making comparisons, note the resolution provided by the other services, and compare it to our resolution (for example, 3500dpi for 35mm slides):

Website Res. Slides Negs
Digital Conversions LLC 3500$0.30$0.35

Photos    

300$0.35

Photos    

600$0.60
digmypics.com 2000$0.39$0.54
3200$0.49$0.69
scancafe.com 3000$0.35$0.35
scandigital.com 2000$0.74$0.64
4000$0.94$0.84

Photos    

300$0.54

Photos    

600$0.74
fotobridge.com 2000$0.48$0.42

Photos    

300$0.24
slidescanning.com2000$0.42$0.44
3000$0.44$0.45

Photos    

300$0.54

Photos    

600$0.74
scanmyphotos.com2000$0.62$0.47
4000$0.83$0.89


Note that if these companies do any post-processing, they use "Digital Ice" to "automatically" remove dust and dirt from the images. Automated solutions are a compromise at best. We hand-process all work for our Premier Service. The same is true for all adjustments made to images for color and exposure improvement.

For a comparison of our work with what large commercial companies produce, see ourCostco comparison.

Retouching & Restoring Photographs

Most restorations range in cost between $20.00 - $30.00. Restoration is an art form, and results cannot be guaranteed, but your satisfaction is. Once we have restored your photo(s), if you do not wish to purchase the resulting image(s), then you owe us nothing, and we will simply return your original material.

Payments

When we have completed the processing of your images, we will send you an invoice through PayPal. You can pay this invoice with a credit or debit card, without having a PayPal account of your own. Once your payment has been received by PayPal, we will ship your materials and data files to you, or if you are local, make arrangements with you for a delivery appointment.

Try Us out for Free!

As a way of introducing you to our Service, we invite you to try our Slide, Negative or Photograph Scanning Service for FREE. We will scan up to six slides, eight negatives, or 1 - 4 photographs (depending on size) absolutely free of charge (See the Free-Scans Request Form). The resulting jpeg images will be sent to you via Dropbox, and your originals will be sent back to you in a return envelope that you will provide to us.

To get your free scans, just fill out the Free-Scans Request Form and submit it online. We will reply with an email providing you with instructions on how to send us your negatives or photos, along with a mailing label that you will need to use for your envelope. Please do not send us any materials without receiving this instructive email.

Large Orders:

Large orders will be sectioned into file sub-directories of about 50-70 images, and all orders will include an Index image that contains thumbnail images of each picture, together with its file name, within each Folio (directory),. That way you can quickly search for a particular image, or easily review all of the images in the file. Of course, we will organize your images into specific categories and directories of your choosing if you provide the necessary instructions.

Custom Directories:

Unlike most other scanning/conversion companies, we are happy to organize the directories containing your digital photo archives in any manner you wish. That applies to directory names as well as the organization and grouping of your images into various directories.

When customized directories are being processed, each individual directory is handled as a separate batch of images. This means that all the setup and processing steps have to be repeated for the images in each individual group. This is a list of the typical steps required for each image directory (the list describes slides, but it is similar for all other types of media):

    *These steps are required for RAW/TIFF files only

Depending on the details of the project, these steps may involve anywhere from four to six different software programs. As you would expect, all these operations take time, and so the more directories a project requires, the more time is required to complete the project.

One way to look at it is to consider a batch of cake batter. You can bake a cake with it, or you can bake a dozen cupcakes. If you compare the time needed to bake the cake with the time to bake the cupcakes one at a time, you can easily appreciate the difference in the overall time required.

Accordingly, our pricing structure is set up to accommodate one directory for each 50 images or more. For projects where the average number of images per directory is less than 50, a surcharge of $1.00/directory will be applied for each directory that exceeds the number calculated by dividing the total number of images by 50.

For example, consider a project with 700 images. If the number 700 is divided by 50, the result is 14; so for a project with 700 images that required 14 or fewer directories, there would be no extra charges. If, however, the Customer wanted the images organized into 20 directories, there would be a service charge of $1.00/directory for the extra 6 directories, beyond the 14 provided for in the standard pricing.

One way to avoid creating an excessive number of directories is to allow us to combine two or more groups in a single directory. We do this by inserting a separator image containing a number between the adjacent groups; this provides a visual boundary between the groups within the directory. This separation would also be clearly visible in the Index image of the directory, and be reflected in the spreadsheet listing the contents of each directory in your archive.

Remember - Digital Conversions LLC provides the lowest cost high-resolution photo scanning services. We can digitize all forms of still photography: slides, negatives, photographs, and filmstrips,in all formats and sizes.



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