Slide Scanning – Lethbridge

Slide scanning does not have to be scary or difficult.

Many clients come in asking about slide scanning as well as prints from their slides in Lethbridge and southern Alberta. They have heard that it is impossible to get quality slide scans and prints without spending a fortune.

They are checking one last time before they toss their old slides and negatives.

I show them some of the slides and negatives that I have scanned and printed and they are shocked at the amazing quality and how affordable it is.

Slides scanning- clearing up the confusion

Discount scanning services are horrible

Many places send your precious memories across the country OR ACROSS THE WORLD to get scanned

Some of services are run out of people’s damp basements.

Many don’t clean the slides or negatives first.

Nothing is done to fix color casts and they scan on low resolution so the final result is HORRIBLE!!

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Even with the dark areas this slide scanned almost perfect and the print looks amazing!

There are lots of photographers that like to brag about the $200 – $500 scan they had done by a professional scanning service. They tell everyone that this is the only way to scan film or negatives to digital. This scares many into thinking this is the only way to do it and nobody can afford to scan 100 slides at $200 each.

I have scanned and printed tens of thousands of slides and negatives and they look great and they are affordable.

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Slide & negative scanning for wall portraits

There is an APP for that – NO THERE IS NOT!!!

Like many other things there may be an app for it but it’s not very good. The quality is EXTREMELY low. Depending upon what you use as a backlighting source you can have a lot of artifacts and distortion on the slide. If you’re just looking at the slides that’s one thing. If you want something that is reproducible and archival don’t use the app.

The horrible thing is is when somebody scans their slides using the app and then they destroy the slides. They think they have good quality file until they actually want to print it and then they realize how bad the quality is. Never use the app to replace the slide!! Our scans are high enough quality that you can easily print up to 24×36 inch photos from our scans of your slides.

Slide Scanning what is the best???

One local slide photographer was offered a free scan of a couple of their slides by a pro scanning company in Vancouver. After that company scanned the slides I scanned them. When compared side by side on my monitor, and in prints, mine looked as good if not better than the Vancouver company!!!

Why the difference? Many times it is the setting of the scanner. Sometimes it is just taking an extra second or two to tweak the color and density. Sometimes it is adjusting the file after scanning. Many places miss the important part of scanning by bulk scanning or cutting their price so low they cannot spend the needed time to adjust the scan.

Prices

Scans of prints up to 8.5×11, 35mm slides and negatives, 120mm, 220mm slides & negatives – $2.99 each

Quantity discount available

Quantity discount on standard size scanning is available

11 – 25 – $1.99

26 – 100 – $1.79

101 plus – $1.49

Oversize original charge for original prints above 8.5×11 or large format slides & negatives is $24.99 set-up and scanning of the first image then $14.99 per oversize image after the first

Medium & Large format film printed in Lethbridge, negatives scanned

My high resolution files from your originals will allow you to print up to 24×36 copies (depending on quality of the original)

If you want your digital files you can have them sent electronically or saved to a USB that you provide – $5 or burnt to a DVD I provide $10

ALL work done locally – NO shipping your precious memories to who knows where.

Work done in as little as one hour!

Prints from slides

If you want prints from your slides and not just your slides digitized I am able to do that as well. I run a full service photo lab with the best available quality in photo printing from wallets to 24″x60″.

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Stack of 4x6 photos professionally printed in Lethbridge by First Choice Photo

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I offer a memory making service that takes your old photographs and puts them onto a CD or DVD, along with information about the photos.  What a great way to not only preserve the photos, slides or negatives but the story behind each photo.  In addition to having the photos and the story, the CD or DVD acts as a digital negative, so if anything should ever happen to the originals you can print from the digital negatives and replace the lost photos.

Take a look at the services that we offer, and don’t delay in calling.  One day may be one too long as it only takes a second to loose a lifetime of memories.

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