Dr. Hug's Photo Scanning Service

We Digitize Slides, Negatives, Prints

Wouldn't it be nice to HUG a memory?

Scanning Prices

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Below are our scanning (digitizing) prices and we guarantee they are the lowest*.

 

You can order HERE.

 

Read a simple explanation about ordering HERE.

 

The prices will be honored for 30 days after the order is placed. If we do not receive the items you want scanned within the 30 day period, the prices may increase.

 

To prevent fake orders, you only need to pay $10 towards the return S&H upfront. Pay the rest after our services are complete.

  • If $10 upfront worries you, go to Order Process, scroll down and read all of #2.

 

See everything our scanning prices include 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.

 

Which resolution (PPI) should you get? Read about it HERE.

 

Digital ICE:  Please keep in mind that 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 (48-bit Color) to your order because it's the best file format for photo editing. You can read more about Digital ICE HERE.

 

TIF files:  JPG file format (24-bit color) is included in the prices below. If you also want the original TIF file scanned at 48-bit Color, add 5¢ per scanned item.

What are JPG and TIF file formats?

 

Scanning Service + USB Flash Drive or DVD + Return S&H + Tax (in Michigan) = Total Price (no surprise costs)

 

Skip right to Slide Scanning Prices HERE.

 

Read about our Photo Restoration service HERE.

 

Read about our VHS Tape Digitizing service HERE.

Storage Media

[you receive your digital image files on this (not a movie)]

 

The total number of DVDs needed and/or the size of the USB Flash Drive needed depends on the total data size of the scanned digital images.  That size can be estimated (information HERE), but the actual total size will not be known until the scanning and corrections are complete.

 

IMPORTANT Note:  After you receive your order, we recommend that your copy all of the scanned digital image files to at least one additional device for backup (other storage media, computer, etc.).

 

  • DVD Storage (not a movie). One DVD holds 4.3GB of scanned digital image files. The cost is $5 for each DVD needed to store your scanned digital image files. DVD(s) for archiving should last 30-70 years if stored properly (although, will there still be DVD players?). All digital image files copied to the DVD are completely verified to be identical to the original before we send them to you.
  • USB Flash Drive Storage. USB flash drives can plug into most computers, smart TVs and some DVD players. The scanned digital image files will be stored and mailed to you on a USB Flash Drive.  The cost for a 16GB USB flash drive is $9, larger USB Flash drives are available. Digital files stored on USB flash drives (thumb drives) are not recommended for long term archiving. Your photos will last on a new unused USB flash drive for a maximum of about 10 years if stored properly. Realistically though, it would probably be a lot less.

Printed Photo Scanning

[Scroll down for slide, negative and positive film prices]

(we do not print photos)

 

We scan photos, that have already been printed, into digital images using a flatbed scanner.

 

There are many companies that can print photos from the digital images we will provide you.

 

We accept photo albums (no additional charge).  We also scan clippings, cards, child's artwork, etc.  Prices are per digitized item up to 8.5" by 11", color or black and white.

 

If you group your photos, please make groups 24 photos or more (we prefer more).

 

You can read about PPI resolution HERE.

 

For more information about PPI resolution and our printed photo scanning, go to Digitizing Services.

 

Note: The price per printed photo digitized at each price level is for all of the printed photos digitized in the order. Example: If your order is to digitize 200 printed photos at 600ppi, the price for each printed photo digitized would be 59¢ x 200 slides = $118.

 

Printed Photo Flatbed Scanning Prices:

  • 600ppi resolution
    • 1 to 24 photos = 89¢ per photo

    • 25 to 49 photos = 81¢ per photo

    • 50 to 74 photos = 73¢ per photo

    • 75 to 99 photos = 65¢ per photo

    • 100 or more photos = 59¢ per photo

  • 1200ppi resolution

    • 1 to 24 photos = 99¢ per photo

    • 25 to 49 photos = 91¢ per photo

    • 50 to 74 photos = 83¢ per photo

    • 75 to 99 photos = 75¢ per photo

    • 100 or more photos = 69¢ per photo

Slide Scanning

(photo slides)

 

We scan slides into digital images.

 

There are many companies that can print photos from the digital images we will provide you.

 

We do not remove the film from the mount (frame).

 

We may need to make a small mark, with a pencil, on some slide mounts for sorting or orientation purposes. This will not affect the photo in any way.

 

Prices are per digitized slide, color or black and white.

 

If you group your slides, please make groups 24 slides or more (we prefer more).

 

You can read about PPI resolution HERE.

 

For more information about PPI resolution and our slide scanning, go to Digitizing Services.

For all slide scanning, our service includes the following:

  • When price checking, please keep in mind that many companies charge extra for services we include at no additional cost.
  • We accept loose slides, slides bundled in rubber bands, slides in plastic zipper bags, etc. (see Packing Tips).
  • We accept slides in projector carousels, trays, cubes, protective sheets, etc. at no additional charge.  We will pull the slides out, scan them in the sorted order arrived in and put them back in the same sorted order.
  • Right now, our turnaround time is about 5 weeks (large orders may take longer).
  • Determining the Front of the slide so the scanned digital image is facing the proper direction.
  • Determining the proper orientation of the slide. We rotate the scanned digital image so that the correct side is up.
  • Cleaning loose dust, hair, fibers, etc. off both sides of each individual slide (there's more there than you probably think).
  • Scanning the slides in the sorted order you provide.
  • Keeping the slides sorted in the order they were scanned.
  • Optional Digital ICE dust and scratch removal for your images. If you want Digital ICE, it's free. Just add it to your cart when placing your order (if you don't add it to your order Digital ICE will not be used). Digital ICE does not work with Kodachrome or black and white slides. You can read about Digital ICE HERE.
  • The Original scanned digital image, without any corrections, in the JPEG file format. Color correction, brightness and contrast are subjective. It's good to have this file in case you want someone to correct the image differently at some point in the future.
  • An Adobe® Photoshop® Corrected digital image in the JPEG file format. All of the following corrections are professionally performed by a real person using Adobe® Photoshop® image-editing software After the slide has been scanned, we look at each image individually and correct them as needed (Adobe® Photoshop® does a much better job than the standard scanner software).
    • Color Correction. This works great for slides in good condition and slides that have had colors fade away resulting is the slide looking mostly red, blue, purple, green, etc.  Please note: Color correction does not work well in extreme cases where most of the colors have faded away resulting in a slide that looks completely red, green or blue.  This happens to some film over time.  With these slides, we will give you a black and white digital image of the slide in addition to the original scanned digital image. The color in the original scanned digital image can be recreated by a photo restoration service later.
    • Brightness Correction. Please note: If the original photo is extremely over-exposed or under-exposed (extremely light or dark), we will attempt to get it to look properly exposed, but please keep in mind that it will not look as good as if it were properly exposed when the photo was taken.
    • Contrast Correction.
    • Red-eye removal.
  • Creating folders for each group of slides.
  • Naming the folders with the names you provide or we can give them generic names for you.
  • Putting the scanned digital images into folders.

Common 2"x2" Mount Slide Scanning:

 

This slide scanning category is for all common 2-inch by 2-inch mount (frame) slides. For slide mounts that measure more or less than 2" x 2", see "Uncommon Mount Slide Scanning" below.

 

Tip: Most people choose 2400ppi resolution (read about PPI HERE). If you think you may want 4800ppi for some of the slides, but you're not sure which ones, you can get them all scanned at 2400ppi now. After you look through the digital images, if there are some you want scanned at 4800ppi, you can get those individual slides scanned again. You would be paying to scan those slides twice, but it may be a lot cheaper than getting them all scanned at 4800ppi the first time.

 

You can read about PPI resolution HERE.

 

For more information about PPI resolution and our slide scanning, go to Digitizing Services.

 

Note: The price per slide digitized at each price level is for all of the slides digitized in the order. Example: If your order is to digitize 11,000 2"x2" mount slides at 2400ppi, the price for each slide would be 27¢ x 11,000 slides = $2970.

 

Limited Time Prices: Premium 2x2 Slide Scanning 2400ppi resolution (about 6MP for a 35mm slide). Most people choose this resolution.

  • 1 to 19 slides = 89¢ per slide

  • 20 to 39 slides = 79¢ per slide

  • 40 to 59 slides = 64¢ per slide

  • 60 to 79 slides = 48¢ per slide

  • 80 to 99 slides = 42¢ per slide

  • 100 to 249 slides = 39¢ per slide

  • 250 to 499 slides = 38¢ per slide

  • 500 to 749 slides = 37¢ per slide

  • 750 to 999 slides = 36¢ per slide

  • 1,000 to 2,499 slides = 35¢ per slide

  • 2,500 to 4,999 slides = 33¢ per slide

  • 5,000 to 7,499 slides = 31¢ per slide

  • 7,500 to 9,999 slides = 29¢ per slide

  • 10,000 to 12,499 slides = 27¢ per slide

  • 12,500 to 14,999 slides = 26¢ per slide

  • 15,000 to 17,499 slides = 25¢ per slide

  • 17,500 to 19,999 slides = 24¢ per slide

  • 20,000 to 24,999 slides = 23¢ per slide

  • 25,000 to 29,999 slides = 22¢ per slide

  • 30,000 to 39,999 slides = 21¢ per slide

  • 40,000 to 49,999 slides = 20¢ per slide

  • 50,000 or more slides = 19¢ per slide

 

 

Limited Time Prices: Premium 2x2 Slide Scanning 4800ppi resolution (about 25MP for a 35mm slide). This resolution is better for future generations and technology.

  • 1 to 19 slides = 99¢ per slide

  • 20 to 39 slides = 89¢ per slide

  • 40 to 59 slides = 74¢ per slide

  • 60 to 79 slides = 58¢ per slide

  • 80 to 99 slides = 52¢ per slide

  • 100 to 249 slides = 49¢ per slide

  • 250 to 499 slides = 48¢ per slide

  • 500 to 749 slides = 47¢ per slide

  • 750 to 999 slides = 46¢ per slide

  • 1,000 to 2,499 slides = 45¢ per slide

  • 2,500 to 4,999 slides = 43¢ per slide

  • 5,000 to 7,499 slides = 41¢ per slide

  • 7,500 to 9,999 slides = 39¢ per slide

  • 10,000 to 12,499 slides = 37¢ per slide

  • 12,500 to 14,999 slides = 36¢ per slide

  • 15,000 to 17,499 slides = 35¢ per slide

  • 17,500 to 19,999 slides = 34¢ per slide

  • 20,000 to 24,999 slides = 33¢ per slide

  • 25,000 to 29,999 slides = 32¢ per slide

  • 30,000 to 39,999 slides = 31¢ per slide

  • 40,000 to 49,999 slides = 30¢ per slide

  • 50,000 or more slides = 29¢ per slide

Uncommon Mount Slide Scanning:

 

This slide scanning category is for:

  • Slide mounts (frames) that are smaller or larger than 2-inch by 2-inch.
  • Rectangle 3D stereo slides.
  • We do not scan View-Master "reels" or round slide disks.

 

You can view examples of common and uncommon photo slide mount (frame) sizes HERE.

 

You can read about PPI resolution HERE.

 

For more information about PPI resolution and our slide scanning, go to Digitizing Services.

 

Small Mount Slide Scanning Prices (mounts smaller than 2-inch by 2-inch):

  • 2400ppi resolution
    • 1 to 24 slides = 89¢ per slide

    • 25 to 49 slides = 79¢ per slide

    • 50 to 74 slides = 69¢ per slide

    • 75 to 99 slides = 59¢ per slide

    • 100 or more slides = 55¢ per slide

  • 4800ppi resolution
    • 1 to 24 slides = 99¢ per slide

    • 25 to 49 slides = 89¢ per slide

    • 50 to 74 slides = 79¢ per slide

    • 75 to 99 slides = 69¢ per slide

    • 100 or more slides = 65¢ per slide

 

Large Mount Slide Scanning Prices (mounts larger than 2-inch by 2-inch):

This price category includes rectangle 3D stereo slides.

  • 2400ppi resolution = $0.99 per slide
  • 3000ppi resolution = $1.29 per slide

Negative & Transparency Film Scanning

(still photography not movie film)

 

We scan negative film and positive film (transparencies) into digital images.

 

There are many companies that can print photos from the digital images we will provide you.

 

All film must be developed (we do not develop film).

 

The price is per frame (image) not strip. Please do not cut strips into individual frames.

 

We will digitize all of the frames in each strip. If there are some frames in some strips that you do not want digitized, please contact us before placing your order.

 

We may need to carefully cut your negatives to properly fit them into our scanning equipment. We will not damage the photograph.

 

Prices are per digitized frame, color or black and white.

 

If you group your negatives, please make groups 24 frames or more (we prefer more).

 

You can read about PPI resolution HERE.

 

For more information about PPI resolution and our film scanning, go to Digitizing Services.

 

Note: The price per film frame digitized at each price level is for all of the film frames digitized in the order. Example: If your order is to digitize 200 small format film frames at 2400ppi, the price for each film frame would be 39¢ x 200 slides = $78.

 

Small Format (35mm) Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Scanning (Digitizing) Prices (also 110, 126, etc.):

The film in this price category measures (outside edge to outside edge) no more than 35mm (1.37 inches) wide.

  • 2400ppi resolution (about 6.5MP)
    • 1 to 19 frames = 89¢ per frame

    • 20 to 39 frames = 79¢ per frame

    • 40 to 59 frames = 64¢ per frame

    • 60 to 79 frames = 48¢ per frame

    • 80 to 99 frames = 42¢ per frame

    • 100 or more frames = 39¢ per frame

  • 4800ppi resolution (about 26MP)

    • 1 to 19 frames = 99¢ per frame

    • 20 to 39 frames = 89¢ per frame

    • 40 to 59 frames = 74¢ per frame

    • 60 to 79 frames = 58¢ per frame

    • 80 to 99 frames = 52¢ per frame

    • 100 or more frames = 49¢ per frame

 

Medium Format Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Scanning (Digitizing) Prices (120, 220, 620, 127, etc.):

The film in this price category measures (outside edge to outside edge) no more than 60mm (2.36 inches) wide.

  • 1200ppi resolution = $0.89 per frame

  • 3200ppi resolution = $1.39 per frame

 

Large Format Negative and Transparency (Positive) Film Scanning (Digitizing) Prices (4x5, etc.):

The film in this price category measures (outside edge to outside edge) no more than 100mm (3.93 inches) by 130mm (5.11 inches).

  • 1200ppi resolution = $2.25 per frame

  • 2400ppi resolution = $2.95 per frame

 

See everything included in our prices HERE.

 

What is the order process?

 

 

*If you find a current advertised unexpired price, for the same resolution and type of scanned item, that is lower than ours and includes everything our prices included, from a legitimate photo scanning company, show it to us and as long as we can verify it, we'll beat the price.

 

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