Dr. Hug's Photo Scanning Service

We Digitize Slides, Negatives, Prints

Wouldn't it be nice to HUG a memory?

Scanning Prices

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

 

You can order HERE.

 

Read a simple explanation about ordering HERE.

 

Sale: Premium 2x2 Slide Scanning 2400ppi (about 6MP for a 35mm slide) 29¢ per slide for quantities from 100 to 499 slides, 27¢ per slide for quantities of 500-999, 24¢ per slide for quantities of 1000-1999 slides and 19¢ per slide for quantities of 2000 slides or more. See details below.

 

Sale: Premium 2x2 Slide Scanning 4800ppi (about 25MP for a 35mm slide) 39¢ per slide for quantities from 100 to 499 slides, 37¢ per slide for quantities of 500-999, 34¢ per slide for quantities of 1000-1999 slides and 29¢ per slide for quantities of 2000 slides or more. See details below.

 

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.

 

See everything our 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 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 is included in the prices below. If you want the original TIF file also, 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)

Storage Media

(you receive your digital image files on this)

  • DVD Storage. One DVD holds 4.3GB. The cost is $4 for each DVD needed to store your scanned digital image files. DVD(s) for archiving should last 30-70 years if stored properly. 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. The cost is $9 for each 16GB of storage space needed. The scanned digital image files will be stored and mailed to you on one or more USB Flash Drives (depending on the total data size of your digital files). Digital files stored on USB flash drives (thumb drives) are not recommended for 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

(photos that have already been printed)

 

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.

 

Printed Photo Flatbed Scanning Prices:

  • 600ppi = $0.39 per item scanned

  • 1200ppi = $0.49 per item scanned

 

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

Slide Scanning

(photo slides)

 

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

 

We accept slides in carousels, cubes, sheets, etc. at no additional charge.

 

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 no fewer than 36 slides per group.

 

For all slide scanning, our Premium service includes the following:

  • When price checking, please keep in mind that a many companies charge extra for services we include at no additional cost.
  • Right now, our turnaround time is about 4 weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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 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. 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.

  • 2400ppi (about 6MP for a 35mm slide) = 39¢ for quantities up to 99 slides, Sale 29¢ per slide for quantities from 100 to 499 slides, Sale 27¢ per slide for quantities of 500-999, Sale 24¢ per slide for quantities of 1000-1999 slides and Sale 19¢ per slide for quantities of 2000 slides or more.
  • 4800ppi (about 25MP for a 35mm slide) = 49¢ for quantities up to 99 slides, Sale 39¢ per slide for quantities from 100 to 499 slides, Sale 37¢ per slide for quantities of 500-999, Sale 34¢ per slide for quantities of 1000-1999 slides and Sale 29¢ per slide for quantities of 2000 slides or more.

 

 

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.

 

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

  • 4800ppi = $0.55 per slide

 

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

This price category includes rectangle 3D stereo slides.

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

 

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

Negative & Transparency Film Scanning

(still photography not movie 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.

 

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

The film in this price category measures no more than 35mm wide.

  • 2400ppi (about 6.5MP) = 39¢ per frame
  • 4800ppi (about 26MP) = 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 no more than 60mm wide.

  • 1200ppi = $0.79 per frame

  • 3000ppi = $1.29 per frame

 

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

The film in this price category measures no more than 100mm by 130mm.

  • 1200ppi = $2.25 per frame

  • 2400ppi = $2.95 per frame

 

For more information about our negative scanning, go to Digitizing Services.

 

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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