We believe there are three main reasons for scanning photographs..
1 Preserving: The first is to preserve your images and memories. Digital files do not age like physical media. Photos can fade, get scratched, pick up dirt, bend or generally suffer from being kept in boxes. As a rule, they may have no backup as most people will not know where the negatives are! Digital files can have backups and do not suffer from the same problems of aging. That is why we supply all our images as .TIF format. It’s bigger than a JPG but it does not suffer from compression problems like a .jpg file can. Our .TIF files come as suitable for standard 300dpi printing.
2 Viewing: The second is that your images come out of the box or album for viewing more regularly. Either on PCs, phones, tablets or a modern large screen smart TV can be used the same way as pulling the albums out from cupboards. Probably not as exciting but viewed more easily and often by everyone.
Most of these formats do not like .Tif files – they are too big. That is why we supply .jpg files with each TIF file. The big one is your perfect store, a digital negative for you, whereas we supply a smaller .jpg sized to HD screen resolution that you can view easily. It’s friendly to any High Def or 4K TV. PC. Tablet or laptop screen. These files will have a long side of 1920 pixels and be 300dpi.
3 Restoring: .The third is when a print is damaged. A restored copy is needed. You can follow this link for our restoration services.
Our APS, slide, negative and print scanning pricelist can be downloaded here.
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