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Print, Slide and Photo Negative Scanning Service - Poole, Dorset

Above – a film negative that had remained undiscovered for about 40 years! Here it is, as scanned, before any editing. The colour wasn’t too bad, but there were numerous scratches and the image was rather faded. Click on image to see a larger version.

Above – the same film negative after scratch and noise reduction, contrast correction etc.
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I've found some old film slides, can you scan them for me?

Yes, we can scan film slides. Unless they’re extremely damaged, hugely under exposed or over exposed, we should be able to get something decent from the scan. The resulting size will depend on the quality of the original.

All scanned images are colour corrected. We also try to minimise ‘noise’ (graininess) in photos, although it’s not always possible to eradicate it completely.

You then need to decide if you want the scans as digital images, or whether you want them printed.

I've found some old film negatives, can you scan them for me?

Yes, we can scan film negatives. Unless they’re extremely damaged, hugely under exposed or over exposed, we should be able to get something decent from the scan. The resulting size will depend on the quality of the original.

All scanned images are colour corrected. We also try to minimise ‘noise’ (graininess) in photos, although it’s not always possible to eradicate it completely.

You then need to decide if you want the scans as digital images, or whether you want them printed.

I have some old photo prints, can you scan them for me?

Yes, we can scan old photos. The resulting size will depend on the quality of the original.

All scanned images are colour corrected. We also try to minimise ‘noise’ (graininess) in photos, although it’s not always possible to eradicate it completely.

You then need to decide if you want the scans as digital images, or whether you want them printed.

I don't want anything scanned, I just want my digital images tidied up.

Yes, we can retouch digital images. This would include colour correction, contrast, brightness etc., cropping, straightening up lines, removing annoying distractions from photos etc., etc.  Just say what you want done and we’ll most likely be able to help.

Prices on request.

My slides, negatives or prints are scratched, can you help?

Yes, unless they’re ‘beyond repair’ we should be able to eradicate scratches from slides, negatives and prints to produce a scratch free photograph.

We also try to minimise ‘noise’ (graininess) in photos, although it’s not always possible to eradicate it completely.

My original photo prints are faded, can you help?

Yes, unless they’re extremely faded and lacking in detail we should be able to produce a better photograph.

My original photos are tiny, can you make them larger?

Hopefully, but this depends on the quality of the original.

Can you colour correct my prints or negatives?

All scanned prints or negatives are colour corrected. We also try to minimise ‘noise’ (graininess) in photos, although it’s not always possible to eradicate it completely.

Can you print and/or frame scans of my slides, photos and negatives?

Yes, we can print all slides, photos and negatives. Prices on request, depending on the size you want.

N.B. the printed size is also dictated by the quality of the original image or negative.

 

Can you scan anything other than photos, slides or negatives?

Yes, we can scan other items. Prices on request, depending on what you want us to scan and the size you want. We can send your scanned items as digital images, or print them for you. Please ask for details.

N.B. the printed size is dictated by the quality/size of the original image.

 

If I post my prints and/or negatives to you how should I send them?

If your prints or negatives are worth more than £30, you need to choose an insured and tracked method of posting that will reimburse you should they get lost in the post. We can’t accept responsibility for items that aren’t delivered to us!

Likewise, we will always return your prints or negatives to you using the same method.

We are a private dwelling not a shop, so please ask for our address. We’re based in Dorset, UK.

Can I visit you to hand over my slides, prints or negatives etc.?

Yes, absolutely. However, this is by arrangement only since we work from a private dwelling, not a shop. We are based in Lower Parkstone, in Poole, Dorset.

Please contact us to arrange a mutually agreeable time to drop off your slides, prints, negatives or other items.

How much do you charge?

Scanning

Slides – £0.50 each
Negative film strips – £0.55 per exposure (if it’s not the whole strip you’ll need to carefully identify the images you want scanned )
Prints – 6″ x 4″ – £0.25 each
Prints – 7″ x 5″ – £0.35 each
Prints – 10″ x 8″ – £0.50 each
Prints – A4 original size – £0.80
Other sizes / other items – please enquire

N.B. We have a minimum charge of £10 for scanning work, unless we can fit your work in at the same time as someone else’s. Of course we may be able to offer a discount if you have a lot of scanning for us!

Retouching Digital Images

Retouching digital images – please enquire

Printing

We don’t print in-house, but can arrange quality printing locally. Prices depend on the size you want. Please enquire.

Framing

We can arrange quality framing locally. The price depends on the size you want. Please enquire.

What are your Payment Terms and how do I pay?

Please tell us in advance what you want us to scan and we will quote you a price. Contact us here.

With regards to all photo services we ask for payment at the time of collection, or before we post your items back to you. Unfortunately we can’t offer credit and you won’t get your slides, photos, negatives etc. back until you’ve paid!

Methods of Payment

Cash, bank transfer, PayPal. We will invoice you once we’ve received the items you want to be scanned.

Above – a photograph that was old and faded, with a blue tinge. Here it is, as scanned, before any editing. Click on image to see a larger version.

Above – the same photo after scratch and noise reduction, contrast correction etc.
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Bring your old slides, prints and negatives back to life!

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