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!
Any Size / Shape / Condition
Adhesive / Pocket / Scrapbook
Letters / Documents / Artwork
What is the best way to estimate how many photos I have?
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.
What is included in the price of each scan?
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.
What scanning resolution do you use?
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.
Do you scan memorabilia items besides print photos?
Yes, we can also scan newspaper articles, awards, documents, greeting cards, diary pages, or most any other memorabilia items.
Do you offer restoration services for worn and damaged photos?
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.
How do you handle scanning photos in albums?
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.
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.
Can you scan the annotations on the back of photos? Do you enter the descriptions in the EXIF data?
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.
What image file format options do you offer?
The standard digital image output we offer is JPEG. TIFF format is optional by request.
How large of a photo can you scan?
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.
Do you need me to put landscape versus portrait photos in the right orientation in a stack of photos I send to you?
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.
How will my digital images be organized?
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.
How many digital images will fit on a USB drive?
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.
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. We are proud of our custom quality methods and personalized customer service.