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Your photos, negatives and slides are important to you and your family. There is no better way to protect, share and enjoy them than to convert them to digital.
Talk to us about scanning.
Scans are at 300 ppi at the original print size and saved as JPEG files (TIFF available). These bulk scans are intended for archival purposes and no image enhancement is included. Although we cannot guarantee it, we will make every effort to insure that all images are scanned in order and correctly oriented. Files can be burned to CD, DVD or a USB drive. Photos for bulk scanning orders must be loose and unmounted, not in photo albums, not torn or bent, no glue, staples, or post-it notes, and not smaller than wallet size of 2 x 3 inches or larger than 8" x 10" Mounted or thick photos, such as Polaroid and Kodak Instant Photos, will not feed through our automated equipment.
Custom scans of any size original at any resolution, and photo retouching and restoration are available by quote.
All slide scans will closely match the color and density of the original slide as best as possible. Our scans of 35mm slides will produce a JPG file with file resolution of approximately 2400 x 3600 pixels and a file size of about 25 MB when opened. We can deliver these files to you on a CD, DVD or USB Drive. These files will produce an uncropped 8 x 12 print at 300 ppi. Image restoration is available on a case by case basis and can be done after scanning. Pricing quote for restoration work on request.
REQUIREMENTS for bulk slide archiving:
You can bring in your slides in carousel trays, rubber banded together in groups, or loose. Please number them if you desire to have them scanned in a certain order. If you want the scans grouped into separate folders, please label them accordingly. If your slides are dusty, use a small blower brush to clean them up as best you can. We blow them off with compressed air before scanning, but if there is mold or other damage on the film, extra cleaning would be required at an additional charge.
NOTE: Old slides have sometimes been forgotten in an attic or closet, and unfortunately they show it. If your slides are very dirty or dusty and would benefit from additional care, Fromex can take extra time to manually clean selected slides. We will quote you a price for such work in advance.
As hard as we try, we will never be able to remove all dust. If you have an image(s) that you would like a little extra time spent on, we can do so via our Restoration Service. Ask us for more details.
Low Resolution scans are about 4.5mb in size and cost $7.95 per roll (35mm, APS or 120/220).These economy scans are for screen viewing, e-mail or the web, and will produce quality prints up to 4×6 size. They are color/density corrected and dust free.
Standard Resolution scans are about 18mb in size and cost $14.95 per roll (35mm, APS and 120 film) These standard scans are color/density corrected and dust free. From these standard-res scans we make true photographic quality prints up to 11x14. Scanning 220 film is priced as two rolls of 120 film.
High Resolution scans are about 48mb in size and cost $24.95 per roll (35mm and 120 film)These Hi-Res scans are color corrected and dust free. Scanning 220 film is priced as two rolls of 120 film.
From single frames at standard resolution
Custom Scans available from any size prints or film
Our digital imaging department handles all custom scanning from any source, to any file resolution, in any file format, and on any media.
High Resolution scans are about 48mb in size and cost $24.95 per roll (35mm and 120 film). These Hi-Res scans are color corrected and dust free. Scanning 220 film is priced as two rolls of 120 film.
We welcome orders from our Canadian friends. Although you cannot use the prepaid USPS Business Reply free shipping label to send us your film; we will happily ship back to you for free on orders of US$75.00 or more. Orders under US$75.00 will be charged US$7.50 freight.
Submitting any film, negatives, slides or prints to Fromex Photo & Digital in Signal Hill, California, for processing or other handling constitutes an agreement by you that any damages or loss by our company or agents, even if negligent by our company or agents, entitles you to replacement of like film and processing. Except for such replacement, the acceptance of film, negatives, slides or prints is without warranty or liability, and recovery for damages is excluded. Fromex Photo & Digital in Signal Hill, California, is not responsible for any loss, damage, or delay caused by the US Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, or other carriers. We reserve the right to change prices and terms anytime without notice.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE EMAILING US YOUR QUESTIONS
All pricing is detailed on our Order Forms. Download those from the links on this page.
The words Film Processing and Film Developing are exactly the same thing. They both refer to the chemical process of changing your exposed film into visual images. We always return the film to you.
The price for film processing DOES NOT include any prints or scans to CD. All prints, enlargements, proof sheets and scans to CD or DVD are ordered and priced separately on the order form. If you are ordering prints, BE SURE to specify the print finish; if you are ordering scans, BE SURE to specify the files size and file type on the order form.
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