Negative Scanning to Digital

Memories Renewed provides professional negative scanning services to preserve photo memories so they can be enjoyed in today’s digital age. We digitize all formats of negatives at high resolution and includes custom editing for quality results.

All work is processed at our studio in Fridley, Minnesota

We offer both local in-person service and nationwide mail order.

QUALITY IS OUR FOCUS

We are a team of digital archivists preserving memories since 2005. Our top priority is quality which includes custom editing and organization with quality assurance review in every step of our process. We are proud of our 5 star reviews!

35mm Format

negative scanning 35mm

110 Format

negative scanning 110 format

126/127 Format

negative scanning 126 format

120 Format

negative scanning medium format

Kodak Discs

negative scanning kodak disc

Cleaned with Care

negative scanning cleaning

Each negative is inspected and cleaned as needed with gentle brushes and microfiber cloth. Digital corrections are also made to aid in producing clean images free from dust and scratches.

Custom Organization

negative scanning organization

Custom titled folders to correlate with labeled subject groups. We custom name the files to match subject folders for easy identification.

Custom Editing Included

Each negative scanned is custom edited for best quality results and all images undergo a final quality assurance review by a senior editor.

Editing includes precise cropping, color and contrast corrections, and cleanliness of surface blemishes.

We will include the original unedited scans by request for free if you would like both versions.

  • Precise Orientation and Cropping

  • Color and Contrast Corrections

  • Digitally Repair Spots and Scratches

  • Red Eye Correction as Needed

Why should I choose you over another company?

We are a dedicated team of 10 employees who take great pride in our custom work, and the reviews by our past clients speak for themselves. We have been in business since 2005, and our focus on accuracy and quality results has always been our top priority.

What scanning resolution do you use?

High resolution is our standard which offers greater flexibility for cropping and enlarging the digital images. This includes 4000 dpi resolution for standard negatives like 35mm and 3000 dpi for 120 medium formats. A 4000 dpi resolution of 35mm format results in a digital image size of about 3600 x 5400 pixels or about 20 megapixels.

What image file format options do you offer?

The standard digital image output we offer is JPEG. Uncompressed TIFF format is optional by request.

Is the pricing per frame or per negative strip?

The pricing is per frame. A negative strip with 4 frames would be 4 scans or images.

Can you scan sheets of negatives to make contact sheets?

We do not offer a service to scan whole sheets of negatives as contact sheets, but if your objective is to be able to view the images as positives to decipher the subject matter for further selection, one method is to use a cell phone to change the colors to invert in accessibility settings, then point the camera at the images to see them inverted. We also offer select frame scanning options which you can read more about here

Can I select only which frames I want scanned on a negative strip?

We do offer a select frame scanning option for a surcharge if you wish to choose only select images. Click here for more information and instruction for preparing your negatives for select scanning.

How will my digital transfers be organized?

We will create custom digital folders for each group of media provided, titled by subject (if applicable). We make it easy to correlate the digital transfers to the original media.

I have prints and negatives, which one is better to scan?

As a general rule, scanning from the original negative will yield a higher resolution image, but the quality will depend on the condition of the negative and associated print. The digital image from either a negative or a print will vary since each is digitized using a different process. The image from a negative may show more film grain but more detail and a scan from a print may look a little less sharp.

Do you scan black and white negatives?

Yes, we work with digitizing both color and black and white negatives in many formats.

Do scans of negatives result in a positive image?

Yes, the resulting scan of your negatives will be a positive image and we include manual editing to enhance color and exposure as needed.

Do you scan APS film cartridges?

Yes! We do have the capability to scan APS cartridge format negatives.

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