The high-quality film scans will have only minimal color/exposure adjustment done to them and will be scanned slightly "flat" so that you can adjust the black and white points to your tastes.

Our testing indicates that usable detail is not obtained by scanning at resolutions greater than 4000 dpi: this is scanning at film grain level, clearly visible in the resulting scan. For example, a 200 MB scan from 35mm gives you nothing that you can't obtain by interpolating our 70 MB scan in Photoshop.

All scans are saved as 8 bit, sRGB, TIFF file unless otherwise requested. Black and white scans, when saved as grayscale, will be one third the file size of color images. We will send you a download link for the scans when they are ready.

To help determine what size scan you might need for printing, please refer to our File Size Chart.


 You may also be interested in our Digitizing Services, including Fine Art Capture and Image Restoration.