Slide scanning

We scan slides from 35mm mounted, strip or roll up to 6x9 on 120/220 or 5x4 film. We do not scan glass mounted slides.

What we do…

On receipt of your slides (or positives if you prefer) we will examine them on a light box or using a projector and screen.

Anything that is unscannable will be identified. This may be due to damage or mould on the film surface. If it is possible to rescue a slide that is badly damaged, we will quote on our “Restoration” service.

The slides will be cleaned using brushes and air blowers prior to scanning.

We scan 35mm mounted slides up to a maximum 10,000 DPI, with larger formats or unmounted slides up to 6,400 dpi using equipment from Nikon, Epson and Reflecta.

We use class leading Lasersoft software in the scanning process for removal of blemishes and colour restoration. This is very sensitive software and it can be a problem is used at too high a setting. So we do not rely on it alone. We use it t a medium setting only. That retains fine detail in the image that could otherwise be lost.

We do a colour matching of the file by comparing our calibrated screen image with the lightbox/project image.

We aim to match the originals colour however when the colour has degraded, we do this to the most natural look we can achieve.

We return the master file to you as a large TIF for archiving, a full-size JPG for printing and a 4K sizes JPG for viewing on TV, computer or use in social media.

Our price list for slide scanning services can be found here.