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Value for money photo scanning service

Slideshow of Memories provides a professional photo scanning service for all your photos, negatives and slides. Photos, negatives and slides are scanned at high resolutions to allow your photos to look their best and to be printed at larger sizes.

Your old photos over time can be damaged through wear and tear or through ageing. Colours become less vibrant and whites can change to yellowing or taking on a pink tinge. It's a great time to transfer all your old photos, negatives or slides to digital to preserve them.

We offer a professional high quality transfer service of your photos, negatives or slides to CD, DVD, USB Drive or Portable Hard Drive.


What we can do with your Photos


How your Photos, Negatives and Slides are scanned

Photos

  • Photos are scanned at 300 dpi/ppi, 600 dpi/ppi or higher. We do recommend the smaller the photo the larger the resolution which will allow the small photo to be printed at 4x6" or higher without losing image quality. You can choose a higher resolution if needed.

  • Photos are cleaned with compressed air before scanning.

  • Each scanned image is colour corrected, brightened or darkened and any minor blemishes will be removed.
  • Cropping the photo ensuring no unwanted edges.

  • Brightness and contrast if required will be corrected to improve the image.

  • Balance the colour of the image by neutralising blacks and whites and remove colour castes where possible. We always remove minor colour castes. We however do not guarantee it on every photo as this does involve a considerable amount of time. We do endeavour to present you with the best quality image.

  • For photos stored in old photo albums we do not remove the photo from the adhesive backboard but scan the photo without the plastic protective cover. This way there is no damage to the old photo by trying to remove it.


Negatives and Slides

  • Negatives and Slides are scanned at 2400 dpi/ppi, 3200 dpi /ppi or 4800 dpi/ ppi. The higher the resolution the larger the print size.

  • All negatives & slides are cleaned with compressed air before scanning.

  • Your image files are numbered sequentially, Image 001.jpg Image 002.jpg etc. We can place images into named folders which will make it easier for you to find certain images.

  • Each scanned image is colour corrected, brightened or darkened and any minor blemishes will be removed.

  • Cropping the negative or slide ensuring no unwanted edges.

  • Orientation (portrait or landscape) of the negative and slide is correct and ensuring wherever possible the slide is not backwards e.g. names of buildings are not backwards etc.

  • Brightness and contrast if required will be corrected to improve the image.

  • Balance the colour of the image by neutralising blacks and whites and remove colour castes where possible. We always remove minor colour castes. We however do not guarantee it on every slide, negative or photo as this does involve a considerable amount of time. We do endeavour to present you with the best quality image.

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Photos in Photo Albums

If you have photos in photo albums that you would prefer not to remove from the photo albums as they may be brittle or they may tear, we can in most cases scan those photos from the photo album. Check our pricing for this service.


Which Resolution?

Below are charts which should assist you in deciding which dpi/ppi resolution suits your needs.

300 dpi/ppi Photo Print Scans Chart
Size of Photo Scanned @ 300 dpi/ppi 3x5" 4x6" 5x7" 8x10"
Makes a Print This Quality
3x5 Great      
4x6 Great Great    
5x7 Great Great Great  
8x10 Great Great Great Great

600 dpi/ppi Photo Print Scans Chart
Size of Photo Scanned @ 600 dpi/ppi 3x5" 4x6" 5x"7 8x10" 8x12"
Makes a Print This Quality
3x5" Great Great Great    
4x6" Great Great Great Great Great
5x7" Great Great Great Great Great
8x10" Great Great Great Great Great
8x12" Great Great Great Great Great

Other resolutions are available if you require larger print sizes. Ask for a quote regarding higher scan resolutions.

35mm Negatives and Slides Scans Chart
Scan Resolution
Print Size
3x5" 4x6" 5x7" 8x10" 8x12"
Makes a Print This Quality
2400 dpi/ppi Great Great Great    
3200 dpi/ppi Great Great Great Great  
4800 dpi/ppi Great Great Great Great Great

Other resolutions are available if you require larger print sizes. Ask for a quote regarding higher scan resolutions.
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