Professional Slide, Film, &Photo Scanning

By: Gemega  09-12-2011
Keywords: Photo, Scanning

Why Digitize?

Your cherished moments captured on film have deteriorated over time and continue to do so with each passing day. We’ve all seen old photographs with faded and odd looking colors. The same thing is happening to the slides and negatives you have stored in a closet somewhere.

Your Digital Images Are Organized the Way You Want

We normally place your TIFF files in a folder named TIFF and your JPEG files in a folder named JPEG. If you want to organize your scans differently, we’ll do that at no extra charge. We use the highest quality CD and DVD media to store your digitized images. Order extra copies for family and friends or make extra copies yourself for safe-keeping.

Create TV-Ready Digital Slide Show with Our Photo CD

Upload Your Scans to Your Favorite Photo Sharing Service

You can upload your digital images to your favorite photo sharing service on the Web. Family and friends can post and share their comments with others, make their own prints, and create photo books. There are many Photo Sharing Services available on the Web.

Create Photo Books Using Your Favorite Publishing Service

For something more creative, you can organize your digitized images to make hardcover photo books. Create wedding albums, travel journals, baby books, family albums, and more. There are many Photo Book Publishing Services available on the Web.


Why Choose Us?

There are several web-based scanning companies out there - so why choose us? What makes us different from the rest? Why does a large percentage of our business come from repeat customers?

Your Satisfaction Is Guaranteed

Each photograph you take is unique, with its own range of colors, brightness, and contrast characteristics. For that reason, we don't use a bulk loader, press go, and let a scanner with a one-size-fits-all setup and auto-correction features do all the work. Every slide, negative, and photo is scanned individually by hand, previewed, analyzed, and manually corrected until the best possible image is acquired.

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Other Benefits We Provide At No Charge

Before you order scanning services from us or anyone else, we suggest that you look for the following features when shopping for the best quality and value:

  • Insist on TIFF & JPEG file scanning output
  • Insist on Digital ICE and Digital ICE
  • Insist on manual hand-fed scanning
  • Insist on cropping and rotating
  • Insist that your scanning be done in the US

The above features are all standard at Gemega Imaging. Below is a brief explanation why these are important features to consider.

TIFF Files

We don't charge more for TIFF file scanning output. TIFF files contain all of the image data captured during the scan. Nothing is discarded, meaning you have access to all of the original image data for retouching, resizing, and making photo-quality prints. For that reason, TIFF is an excellent format for image preservation and archiving.

Digital ICE and Digital ICE4

Manual Scanning

We don't charge more for exposure corrections. Every slide, negative, and photo is scanned individually by hand, previewed, analyzed, and manually corrected until the best possible image is acquired. Corrections are made to restore color balance, color saturation, brightness and contrast, and if you choose ICE or ICE, we attempt to remove any remaining dust and scratches ICE misses.

These results can only be achieved by hand where the operator's experience makes a big difference when making exposure and color corrections. For that reason, we don't use a bulk slide loader, press go, and let a machine with its auto-correction features do all the work. It's not uncommon that our scans look even better than the original.

Cropping and Rotating

We don't charge more for Cropping and Rotating. Even though cropping and rotating takes some extra time, it is minimal compared to all of the other corrections we make, so we don't charge more to do it. You should never have to pay extra for cropping and rotating. Because TIFF files are used for printing, editing, and archiving purposes, we don't rotate these files unless you request it.

All Scanning is Done in the US

Do you really want your precious memories shipped overseas for processing? Some of our competitors offer scanning at prices that are simply too good to be true. To do that, they are probably outsourcing their work overseas.

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Keywords: Photo, Scanning