Photo Scanning

Memories Renewed provides professional photo scanning services to preserve photo memories so they can be enjoyed in today’s digital age. We scan all shapes and sizes of photos and offer flexible storage and viewing options. Now is the perfect time to convert your photo collection to digital!

Preserving Memories Since 2005

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.

Photos of All Sizes

Photos in Albums

Memorabilia

High Resolution Scanning

Memories Renewed scans all photos at 600dpi which offers increased flexibility for enlarging, editing, and printing. All sizes, shapes, ages and conditions of photos are accepted, including albums and memorabilia items such as newspaper articles and letters. We can also handle larger poster sized items and can digitize full pages of scrapbooks. Flatbed scanners (not auto feeders) are used to scan your images. Each photo is scanned by hand while wearing film handling gloves for the best quality results and protection of your photos.

Photo Restoration

Professional Editing

Memories Renewed takes pride in producing the best possible image quality from photos. The standard pricing includes digital cleaning, precise cropping and rotation, color and contrast adjustments. For heavier worn and damaged photos, you can request more advanced digital restoration to repair and restore imperfections including: fading, discoloration, scratches, wrinkles, tears, stains, or water damage.

Custom Digital Organization

Memories Renewed will scan and organize your photos digitally in the order and groupings provided based on subject or year. If your photos are not organized, you may find it easier to organize them digitally after scanning by creating new folders to drag and drop the images.

10% OFF ALL PROJECTS $500+

20% OFF ALL PROJECTS $1000+

Photos or Memorabilia – Sizes up to 8 x 10$0.75 each
Back of Photos with Written Annotations$0.50 each
Photos in Albums – Single Photos$1.00 each
Photos in Albums – Full Pages$2.50 each
Photos or Memorabilia – Sizes up to 12 x 17$2.50 each
Photos or Memorabilia – Sizes Larger than 12 x 17$15.00 each
Photos in Frames$5.00 each
Photo CD Transfers$10.00 per CD
Digital Restoration of Aged or Damaged Photos
Color Restoration, Scratches, Wrinkles, Tears, Stains
$60 Hourly Rate

Output Options

Digital DownloadFREE
Memories Renewed
USB 3.0 Flash Drive
$20 @ 32 GB
$30 @ 64 GB
$40 @ 128 GB

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.

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.