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By: Saucyeye  09-12-2011
Keywords: Scanning, Slides

I offer professional slide & negative scanning at a reasonable price.  Your 35mm slides & negatives will be scanned on the Nikon Super Coolscan LS-5000ED, while your medium & large format slides & negatives will be scanned on the Epson V700 flatbed photo scanner.  Both scanners produce exceptional professional-quality results.

Scanning Options:

35mm colour or black & white slides & negatives:

·         scanned at 4000DPI, 16-bit colour depth

·         saved as uncompressed .tif file.

·         $0.80 per scan.

Medium format (120/220 – 6cmx6cm) colour or black & white slides & negatives:

·         scanned at 2400DPI, 16-bit colour depth

·         saved as uncompressed .tif file.

·         $2 per scan.

Large format (4x5, 8x10):

·         scanned at 2400DPI, 16-bit colour depth

·         saved as uncompressed .tif file.

·         $3 per scan.

Print Scanning (3”x5”:- 8”x12”):

·         Hi-Res (1200DPI, 16-bit colour depth).  $2 per scan ($3 for 8x10 or 8x12).

·         Lo-Res (300DPI, 8-bit colour depth).  $0.50 per scan ($1 for 8x10 or 8x12).

·         all scans saved as uncompressed .tif file.

A burning fee of $5 per dvd will be applied to each order.

Prints of your scans:

I can also get your scans printed by a local photo lab.  Original .tif file will be reduced and copied to a 300DPI jpeg file suitable for printing.

·         4”x6”: 50¢ per print

·         5”x7”:  $2.00 per print

·         8”x10”:  $4.00 per print

·         8”x12”:  $5.00 per print

·         11”x14”:  $8.00

·         11”x16”:  $9.00

·          12”x18”:  $12

Scanned Resolution Size:

For 35mm frames at 4000DPI, you will always be able to clean sharp prints of up to 12” x 18”.  Virtually all of the detail of a 35mm slide can be captured by scanning at 4000DPI.  I have also seen great prints at 24”x36” from a single 4000DPI scan.  If the slide/negative is properly exposed on fine grain film taken with a nice sharp lens, there’s really no telling how big you could go!  I scan all of my own personal slides & negatives at the maximum resolution of 4000DPI.

For 120mm frames at 2400DPI, you will get perfect prints of up to 17”x17”.  It is possible to go larger without any noticeable image deterioration.

For 4x5 large format negatives at 2400DPI, you will get perfect prints of up to 36”x28”.  Again, it will be very possible to go larger than this without any noticeable image deterioration.

For 8x10 large format negatives at 2400DPI, you will get perfect prints of up to 60” x 75”.

Dust and Scratch Removal:

Scratches, fingerprints and dust can ruin an otherwise fine film scan.  Defects like scratches will show up as white or black dots and scars in a scanned image.  Before the development of automatic dust and scratch removal in film scanners you had to spend countless hours removing image defects in Photoshop from even the most pristine of scans.  Automatic dust and scratch removal can literally save you hours of cleanup work in an image editor, especially for 4000DPI scans and less than sparkling-clean slides.  Nikon's Digital ICE4 technology effectively removes most dust and scratches from your slides with minimal impact on the rest of the image.  I include this service for free with all of my scans.  Please note that Digital ICE4 does not work with black and white negatives & slides.  Also note that Digital ICE4 is not 100% perfect in removing dust and imperfections.  But a fantastic tool, none the less.  I apply the dust and scratch filter to every colour scan I make.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Scanning, Slides