Dr. Hug's Photo Scanning Service

We Digitize Slides, Negatives, Prints

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Digitizing Services

We scan color or black and white (B&W) slides, negatives, transparencies (positive film) and printed photos into digital image files that you can view on your phone, tablet, computer, TV and social media. You can also use a printer to print from these scanned digital image files or take them to a photo printing service where they can print photos for you.

 

We do not digitize movie film.

 

We offer different scanning (digitizing) image resolution (PPI) options for your photo prints (photos that have already been printed), negatives and slides that you can choose from. Please read the explanations below so you can decide what's right for you.   What is PPI?

 

See everything included with our services HERE.

 

See a quick 1-minute video that shows our slide scanning process HERE.

 

If you have questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page HERE.

 

Digital ICE dust and scratch correction does not work with printed photos, black and white negatives, black and white slides or Kodak Kodachrome. You will need to sort those out from the others and group them together. Dust and scratch correction for those photos will need to be done by someone with photo editing software later. We recommend you add the TIF file to your order because it's the best file format for photo editing. You can read more about Digital ICE HERE.

Please keep in mind that 300ppi is currently the professional standard digital resolution size for printing photographs at high quality. We do not print photos, but the scanned digital image file we give you is great for printing. Either use your printer or take the digital image file to a business that prints photos (like Walmart, Walgreens, etc.). The printing cost is usually very reasonable.

  • Photo Print Digitizing 600ppi (photos that have already been printed, clippings, cards, child's artwork, etc. - up to 8.5"x11"). 600ppi is a great digital resolution size for archiving your photographs. It's twice as big as the professional standard size for printing photos. This means you or a future generation could print your photos twice the original size or zoom in to view or print a specific area of a photo (like one person in a group). Keep in mind though; the quality will not be better than the original printed photo. You can compare different photo prints scanning resolutions (PPI) HERE.

  • Photo Print Digitizing 1200ppi (photos that have already been printed - up to 8.5"x11"). With 1200ppi digital resolution, you will be able to enlarge a photo to 4 times the original size or zoom in on a specific area of the photo. Again, please keep in mind that the visual quality will not be better than the original printed photo.

  • Common 2-inch by 2-inch Mount Slide Digitizing at 2400ppi (35mm about 6MP). For 35mm slides, the 2400ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a high quality photo 6.5 inches by 10 (or smaller) inches at 300ppi resolution. For slides with a smaller film size, the high quality print size would be smaller. We recommend 4800ppi for 110 film slides. You can view 2x2 photo slide film formats HERE. You can compare different 35mm scanning resolutions (PPI) HERE.

  • Common 2-inch by 2-inch Mount Slide Digitizing at 4800ppi (35mm about 25MP).  We scan all standard slides with 2" x 2" slide mounts (frames), including slides with glass and thicker mounts.  For 35mm slides, the 4800ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a high quality photo 13.5 inches by 20.5 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution. For slides with a smaller film size, the high quality print size would be smaller.

  • Uncommon Size Mount Slide Digitizing.  We scan slides that have mounts (frames) that are smaller and larger than 2-inches by 2-inches.  You can view different photo slide mount (frame) sizes HERE. For rectangle 3D stereo slides, we scan one side. We do not scan View-Master "reels" or round slide disks.

  • 110 (small format price) Negative Film Digitizing at 4800ppi (recommended resolution). This film negative measures 16mm wide. The 4800ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a photo 7 inch by 9.5 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution. The quality of the printed photo may not be as nice as larger film.

  • 126 (small format price) Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing at 2400ppi. This film measures 35mm wide. The 2400ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a photo 7.5 inch by 7.5 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

  • 35mm (small format price) Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing at 2400ppi. This film measures 35mm wide. The 2400ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a high quality photo 6.5 inches by 10 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

  • 35mm (small format price) Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing at 4800ppi. This film measures 35mm wide. The 4800ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a high quality photo 13.5 inches by 20.5 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

  • Medium Format Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing 1200ppi (120, 220, 127, etc.). The total width of this film measures no more than 60mm wide. 120 and 220 comes in different frame sizes, but one viewable side is always 56mm (2.2 inches). The 1200ppi resolution scan should allow you to print a photo 8.5 inches by ? (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

  • Medium Format Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing 3000ppi (120, 220, 127, etc.). The total width of this film measures no more than 60mm wide. 120 and 220 comes in different frame sizes, but one viewable side is always 56mm (2.2 inches). The 3000ppi resolution should allow you to print a high quality photo 21 inches by ? (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

  • Large Format Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing 1200ppi (4x5, etc.). The total size of this film is larger than the Medium Format, but measures no more than 100mm by 130mm. For 4x5 film, the 1200ppi resolution should allow you to print a high quality photo 13 inches by 18 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

  • Large Format Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Digitizing 2400ppi (4x5, etc.). The total size of this film is larger than the Medium Format, but measures no more than 100mm by 130mm. For 4x5 film, the 2400ppi resolution should allow you to print a high quality photo 28 inches by 36 inches (or smaller) at 300ppi resolution.

 

Please remember, even though color, brightness and etc. can be adjusted; the visual quality of the scan will only be as good as the original photograph.

 

 

You can view the prices HERE.

 

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