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We can scan prints at resolutions up to 600dpi up to 8.5"
x 14" with 24-bit color.
We can scan film and slides at resolutions up to 4000dpi
and dimensions up to 6cm x 9cm (60mm x 90mm). This includes 35mm
slides and negative film strips (maximum of 6 photos/strip), 120/220
'Brownie' mounted slides and unmounted film, and medium-formats of 6cm x
4.5cm, 6cm x 6cm, 6cm x 7cm or 6cm x 9cm. We can also scan
in-between sizes so long as they are no larger than 6cm x 9cm.
Our film (or 'transparency') scanner, a
Nikon Super Coolscan 8000ED (a.k.a. LS-8000) is a full-featured
professional-grade medium-format film and slide scanner with the following
600 - 4,000dpi.
Maximum Scan Area of 6cm x 9cm (approx
2-3/8" x 3-1/2").
42-bit color depth. (selectable 8-bit/channel or
Full Digital ICE3 ("ice-cubed")
Digital ROC - Color and Contrast Correction and
Enhancement - including restoration of faded photos - even in extreme
cases where an entire RGB color may seem to be missing from the photo!
Digital GEM - Grain Reduction to reduce the
appearance of film grain when scanning at high resolutions
(particularly in excess of 2000dpi).
Digital ICE - Dust and Scratch Removal for all
C-41 color and black-and-white photos. (Not available for older
Kodachrome and Silver-halide-based black-and-white film)
An impressive Dynamic Range of 4.2
Supports Oversampling (for reduced image noise)
from 2x to 16x (optional).
35mm File Sizes of up to 120MB, Medium-Format File Sizes
of up to 790MB.
See the full Nikon Super Coolscan 8000ED specs at:
Curled film is not a problem in most cases.
Even film that appears visually to be in terrible shape
and beyond hope can usually still yield acceptable to spectacular
results! (The Birthday photo in our home-page collage looked pure-red
in the original slide -- that is both the blue and green channels had
deteriorated to the point they could not be discerned by the human-eye,
but the scanner still reconstructed the photo to yield near-original
Our print (or 'reflective') scanner is an
HP ScanJet 4c with an 8.5" x 14" scan bed and a 600dpi optical
resolution with 24-bit color output.
Digitized photos can be shipped to you by means of
CD-ROM or DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW or DVD+RW.
Email delivery is generally not an option as the typical file sizes tend
to be prohibitively large. Depending on the film's dimensions,
resolution, bit-depth and file-format, digitized image files generally run
in the 10s to 100s of Megabytes. You can scale these images to
smaller dimensions and/or higher-compression settings using any
general-purpose consumer-grade bitmap/photo editor software package.
We provide images to you as either very high-quality JPEG images or
as uncompressed (and equally huge) TIFF images.
We suggest scanning most photos at between 1,000dpi and
2,000dpi. When you are paying for professional photo scanning it is
advisable to opt for relatively large, high-quality (minimally compressed)
images. You can then manipulate them to fit any current or future
need, enhance them, modify them, print them, etc, with minimal loss of
quality. Smaller and/or more heavily compressed images do not offer
this sort of versatility.
Characteristics of 35mm Slide or Negative
at Various DPI Resolutions
|Print Dimensions at
||Print Dimensions at
||7" x 5"
||4.5" x 3"
||13" x 10"
||9" x 6.5"
||20" x 15"
||14" x 10"
||28" x 20"
||19" x 13"
When scanning film we recommend that Digital ROC (Color
and Contrast Enhancement/Correction) be enabled when scanning positives
(e.g. slides) and require it be enabled when scanning negatives (due to
the need to correct for the negative film's base color -- that orangish/reddish-brown
color you see between frames -- which varies from brand-to-brand).