Photo Scanning Services

Memories Renewed provides professional photo scanning services to preserve photo memories so they can be enjoyed in today’s digital age. We accept photos of all shapes and sizes including all types of photo albums.  Now is the time to convert your photo collection to digital!

Photos

Any Size / Shape / Condition

box of photos

Photo Albums

Adhesive / Pocket / Scrapbook

photo albums

Memorabilia

Letters / Documents / Artwork

memorabilia

We are an Owner-Operated Company Providing Custom Quality Service

All projects are completed on-site at our studio location in Fridley, Minnesota.
We love what we do and always strive to provide the best quality and service.

Quality Photo Scanning to Digital

professional photo editing and restoration
  • High Resolution Quality Scanning

    600dpi / 1200dpi resolution, depending on original size which offers increased flexibility for enlarging, editing, and printing. We use only flatbed scanners (not auto feeders) while wearing photo handling gloves for the best quality results and protection of your photos.

  • Professional Enhancement Editing

    Precise Cropping and Image Orientation

    Digital Dust Speck and Scratch Removal

    Digital Color and Exposure Corrections

    Original Unedited Scans Included by Request for True Archival

  • Custom File Organization and Subject Titling

    We create custom titled digital folders for your images to match titled subject groupings. If your photos are not physically organized now, the images can be reorganized at a later time once converted to digital.

  • Excellent Customer Service by a Team that Cares

    We are an owner operated enterprise since 2005, always mastering our craft and eager to take on new challenges. We were honored to be chosen as the Best Photo Scanning Service by Wirecutter in 2016. Our team is attentive to details and responsive to requests with a focus on quality.

A good way to estimate the number of photos you have is to stack them and measure them with a ruler. One inch of photos equals approximately 100 photos.  The average photo album may contain in the range of 200-600 photos depending on size and type.

Included in the price for each photo is a high resolution scan at 600 dpi for archival quality digital images which offers increased flexibility for enlarging, editing, and printing. Each photo is carefully scanned by hand and includes precise cropping and manual editing for best quality results. We do not use any automatic processes for the retouching process. All images are reviewed 3 times through our digitizing process for proper quality assurance.  We also offer more advanced restoration for damaged and aged photos.

The scanning resolution we use varies based on the original media format, ranging from 600dpi for most photos to 4000dpi for slides and negatives.  High resolution is our standard which offers greater flexibility for cropping and enlarging the digital images.

Yes, we can also scan newspaper articles, awards, documents, greeting cards, diary pages, or most any other memorabilia items.

Yes, we offer professional digital restoration of damaged and aged photos or film.  The pricing varies by condition and level of restoration at a $60 hourly rate.

We carefully handle all types of photo albums, from pocket style to sticky adhesive pages to early 20th century scrapbook album pages.  For album pages with descriptive writing or if the photos are stuck or glued to the pages, we can scan the full page at high resolution to preserve written descriptions and reduce potential risk of damaging photos by attempting to remove from the pages.

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.

We do offer scanning of the back of photos with annotations a separate image in sequence after the front (only photos with annotations, not blanks).  However, we do not offer a service to manually enter descriptions since it is a very subjective process.  It can also be difficult to decipher handwriting and pertinent information to be entered, so this would be best done by the client upon return of the digital output.

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

We have the capability to digitize larger photos or news articles up to 12 x 17 and even larger using a multiple scan and digital stitching method.  Generally about 24 x 36 is the largest size we can digitize, although we can also work with longer more narrow panoramas up to 50-60″ in length.

We do not require you to orient your photos in a certain way as we will take care of proper rotations in our scanning and editing process.

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

This varies by the file resolution and format, but on average, a USB Flash drive of 16 GB capacity will hold about 2,000 JPEG images.

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.  We are proud of our custom quality methods and personalized customer service.

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