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
|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.|
max. size >10x15 cm, >A4
max. size > A4 , < A3
in TIFF Format
Our Photo Scanning Workflow
Simply 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.
Photo Scanning FAQ’s
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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