35mm Slides and Negative Film Scanning


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What Is a Frame?

Our pricing in this category is based on a per frame scanned system. A frame is ONE picture that was captured at the time the photograph was taken. In the case of slides, they come already encased in their individual frames, so one slide = one frame.

However, negative film tends to come in rolls of either 24 or 36 frames. At the time of the developing process, these films were cut up in strips of 4 or 5 frames each and returned back to the client in pouches of 6 or more rows containing each individual strip. Please keep in mind that one strip of film does not count as a frame, nor does an entire roll of film.

What Is Resolution (DPI)? 

Without getting to technical, it is important to understand that the bigger the enlargement of your scanned picture, the more resolution you will need to scan it. DPI stands for Dots Per Inch, which is the way the resolution is measured. The more DPI, the bigger the resolution = the bigger the final enlargement of your picture - be it in print, or on your screen.

We offer 3 different resolution options:

1. The default resolution: 2400DPI. This is the equivalent of a 4"x6" printed photo. It will show sufficient detail on a regular computer screen, but not much more if zoomed in.

2. Medium resolution: 2800DPI. This is the equivalent of a 8"x10" printed photo. It will look pretty sharp on any computer screen, and it will also show some details when zoomed in.

3. High resolution: 3200DPI. This is the equivalent of a 11" x 14" printed photo. When zoomed into on a computer screen, it will show a greater amount of detail without blurriness (unless the image itself was already like that).

Scratch and Dust Removal: What Is iSRD? What Is Digital ICE?

Because of their small area, slides and negatives need to be scanned at higher resolution than regular prints (which are scanned at 300 to 1200dpi). This leads to some of the imperfections of the film being picked up at the same time as the image captured on it. Modern scanners have the ability of eliminating them. However, that comes at the cost of slowing down the scanning process. Most films and slides will have some amount of scrathing and dust particles gathered on them, not visible with the naked eye. However, upon scanning, he difference in quality between the raw scan and the scan with correction will be readily observable.

iSRD Stands for Infrared Dust and Scratch Removal. ICE stands for Image Correction and Enhancement. Both processes are used to eliminate the scratches and dust particles picked up by the scanner during the scanning process.

We offer iSRD and ICE as scanning enhancements, at an extra .10c/frame.

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