Photo Scanning 2018-04-08T09:52:17+00:00

Photo Scanning Service

Let us scan your photos for optimum quality!

Do you have pictures of your wedding, the baptism of your grandchildren or an archive full of old photographs? Then don’t hesitate to scan these precious memories. Over the years, the quality of the images diminishes, the images lose their contrast or become discoloured. Act now to have your photos scanned and enjoy them on your TV, computer, or tablet, in the same way you enjoy the photos from your digital camera or mobile phone.

Photo Formats We Scan

photo for scanning up to A4 photo for scanning A3
Photos up to 10x15cm
Colour or B&W
Photos >10x15cm, up to A4
Colour of B&W
Photos >A4, up to A3
Colour or B&W

What We Offer

We scan your photos at very high quality and restore each image manually pixel by pixel.

  • High quality digitization at 3000 DPI as standard

  • Manual dust & scratch removal by digitally editing your scan files on computer

  • Color & brightness adjustment on each image to provide optimal results

  • Free online gallery & personalised DVD

See all of the features that make ScanCorner Australia’s best value scanning service.

Prices for Photo Scanning

Printed Photos max.
size
<10x15 cm
standard photo for scanning600 dpi$0.49
Printed Photos
max. size >10x15 cm, >A4
photo for scanning up to A4600 dpi$0.70
Printed Photos
max. size > A4 , < A3
photo for scanning A3600 dpi$0.74
High Resolution
in TIFF Format
1200 dpi+$0.15/image

Our Photo Scanning Workflow

Scanning workflowSimply place your order by filling out our online form (click the orange Order button below). Then print and send the order confirmation email together with your media to the address provided. There is no prepayment required, nor do we take credit card details. Just sit back and let us get on with the job. We will keep you informed of the progress of your order with updates along the way at key milestone events. Learn more about our workflow and order processing details.

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Photo Scanning FAQ’s

Why should I digitize my old printed photos?

There is a saying “There are few things money can’t buy” and ‘memories’ is one of those few things. We should scan photos to cherish the sweet memories of the past. When was the last time your entire family sat together and went through the old photos that were stacked in the shoeboxes and shoved underneath the bed? Through scanning you can:

  • Preserve all the photos onto your laptop or home server.
  • Create multiple copies of the digitized photos and share with your near and dear ones.
  • Create photo albums and gift those to loved ones on special occasions.
  • Get rid of the stacks of photos stored in various corners of the house.
  • Label them, organize them, put notes on them.
What type of scanner do you use?

We use EPSON Perfection V800 and V850 for scanning the photos, slides and negatives. Epson Perfection series is rated the best in terms of quality and reliability.

Why is it better to scan negatives instead of printed photos?

Printed photo is a processed version of negative. When converting a negative into printed photo, there is always a certain information loss. So, printed photo always have lesser information than a negative. Furthermore, negatives are usually in better condition when compared to photos. So, it is always better to scan negatives over printed photos.

Do you also offer photo restoration?

Yes, we do scan and restore each photo. When you scan a photo at a very high resolution, you can find lots of dust and scratches on the photo. Even after employing Digital ICE, there are still some dust and scratches left on the photo. We use Adobe Photoshop Elements to restore the photo. We remove the scratches, perform color correction, do brightness and shadow adjustment on the photos. Our experts spend at least 3 minutes to restore each and every photo.

Which DPI do you choose for photo scanning?

Higher the DPI one chooses, higher the quality. But scanning at higher DPI takes lot of time. There are various companies offering scanning services at lower dpi and thereby at lower prices. But the scan quality will not be very good and you may have to get those scanned again later. We, at ScanCorner, scan at the most optimal DPI. Each film format has a certain DPI level below which, the quality won’t be good and above which the marginal improvement in quality is very less but the file sizes will be higher. For 6x4 size photos (most common format), 600 DPI is the most optimal DPI. So, we scan the printed photos and 600 DPI.

Why are my scanned images so large?

The more information that you capture in a scan, the larger the file size will be. Information is defined as clarity, sharpness, color depth etc. A high resolution scan at 600dpi would give you a file of 5-7MB in jpeg and 30MB in TIFF format. Therefore, we do not recommend TIFF for the average customer. At the lower jpeg file size, you will be able to share images online and take up less space on your computer hard drive.

Do you also offer A3 print scanning?

We do offer A3 print scanning. Epson photo scanners we use can scan only upto A4. So, for A3 size we do two separate scans and stitch these two scans using Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Why shouldn't I opt for TIFF scanning for printed photos?

TIFF scan, also called lossless scan is always better than JPEG scan. But the file size of TIFF scan is so high and this makes it very difficult to store and move the TIFF files. For example, a high resolution scan at 600 DPI would give a 5-7 MB jpeg file and 30 MB in TIFF format. Therefore, we don’t recommend TIFF format scan for an average customer.

How to pack prints to ship to ScanCorner?

There are multiple ways to safely pack prints to ship to us. The easiest solution is to pack all printed photos into one or several plastic bags, put them into a sturdy carton box and ship to us. Sorting and segregating the prints can consume lot of time. So, we suggest you to ship those printed photos to us and after scanning, sort the digital files into various folders. You can find more information about packaging printed photos

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Our Services

colour negativeNegative Scanning
Quality digital images from negatives. All negative sizes, from 35mm to large format. More
35mm slideSlide Scanning
Convert your slides to digital images, even from glass slides. More
photo printPhoto Scanning
Have your faded photos preserved and enhanced. Various sizes . More
APS Negative Scanning
Have your APS negatives scanned into quality digital images. More
Video Conversion
Convert your VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8 and MiniDV video tapes to digital format on DVD. More
Film Reel Conversion
Capture celluloid film to a playable DVD. Super-8, Normal-8, and 16mm film formats. More
Audio Tape Capture
Cassette tape audio captured to a digital file on DVD. More

We Respect Your Media

Discover how we treat them . . .

Our Quality Promise

Your personal memories are very important to us. Therefore, each negative strip or slide is cleaned by hand before it is scanned. For the best result and the best quality, each scanned image is also manually post-processed. No speck of dust will detract from the pleasure of your memories!

$500 compensation in the extremely unlikely event of loss

We attach great importance to the careful tracking of your media – we guarantee it will be well-protected throughout both the scanning process and the transportation between ScanCorner locations. We are so confident in our processes that if your items (minimum order value $100) are lost while in our possession, we will provide a one-time payment of $500 [coverage excludes loss during forward or return post].

Everything your pictures need is included in our service:

  • Preparatory cleaning of media surfaces
  • High quality scanning at minimum 3000 DPI
  • Manual scratch removal on the digital file
  • Manual colour optimisation
  • Manual brightness adjustment
  • Where necessary: cropping, rotating, red eye removal, and image grain reduction all at no extra charge
  • Free online gallery and personalised DVD

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