Still Film Scanning

Top quality high resolution film scans at very affordable prices

Unique to our service is that you can deal directly with the technician who will be working on your order.  Sample scans can be provided before proceeding with large orders and specific instructions can be communicated on how you’d like your images organized.

Scanning Resolution information click here

Dust and Scratch Removal information click here

Print Scanning considerations click here

Please scroll to bottom of page for Disc Film scanning prices and information

 

PRICES

Prices and billing are in US dollars, with two exceptions:  1) Film Rescue Europe* orders are billed in euros;  2) Canadian orders are billed the Canadian prices posted in brackets, in Canadian dollars.  

  

When applicable, VAT, GST and/or PST  will apply appropriately to European and Canadian orders.  Sorry -These taxes can not be avoided by sending outside of your jurisdiction.  *Film Rescue Europe orders must be sent to and returned through the Netherlands location.

Volume discounts may be possible on large orders (over 300 images) of 35mm negatives & APS film, depending on the service requested. Please enquire.
We don’t do quotes but we are happy to work closely with you by phone or email before you send your order to get you to a very close ballpark price.
 

35mm, 110, 126 & APS Negatives & Slides + Prints under 5X7

 

 
Straight scans

.66 (.77 CAD)   each

     
Scans with Photoshop

.91 (1.05 CAD)   each

Add a traditional style snapshot print to scan service.

.40  ( .47 CAD)  each

 

 

 

Unperforated  negatives (e.g. 120, 620, 127)

Straight scans

1.05 (1.22 CAD)  each

     
Scans with Photoshop

1.30 (1.52 CAD)  each

Add a traditional style snapshot print to scan service.

 .40 ( .47 CAD)  each

 

 

 

4X5 to 8X10 negatives and transparencies

 

Straight scans

2.50  (2.90 CAD)  each

     
Scans with Photoshop

4.50 (5.25 CAD)   each

Add a traditional style snapshot print to scan service.

.40  (.47 CAD)  each

 

 

 

 Glass plate negatives up to 8X10

Straight scans

N/A

Scans with Photoshop

5.50 (6.40 CAD) each

Add a traditional style snapshot print to scan service.

 .40  (.47 CAD)   each

 

 

 

View Master single frame

Straight scans

N/A

Scans with Photoshop

2.50 (2.90 CAD) each

Add a traditional style snapshot print to scan service.

 .40  (.47 CAD)  each

 

 

 

Straight scans Our scanner allows us basic color and brightness corrections for which each frame is personally attended to.  Negatives, slides and prints in good condition that are well exposed will need little more help than what the scanner offers while faded, underexposed and overexposed images will benefit from our “scan with Photoshop” service. 
Scans with Photoshop™ – Once the straight scan is completed images are brought into Photoshop for final color, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness correction. While perhaps not necessary with good quality negatives, slides and prints, Photoshop™ is the premier software for proper image editing and most images will be improved at least a small amount.  Faded film and prints will be restored again to vibrant images and extremely poor film improved very significantly beyond what is possible with a strait scan.  For those with knowledge of Photoshop or other image editing software, you may consider doing this step yourself and opt for our strait scans.

 

Add 40% for TIFF or PSD files (16 bit per channel) Please specify clipped or unclipped. Clipped files are adjusted for brightness, color and contrast. Unclipped files are adjusted (when applicable) for color only. Clipped files will look better but some info is lost. Unclipped files look low contrast and are ready for editing…all the info is there, it’s up to you to bring it out the way you want it.
MINIMUM CHARGE PER ORDER 20.00 (23.00 CAD)
Archival sleeving – .25 (.29 CAD) per piece of film

Film will be returned in the same packaging it arrives unless archival sleeving is requested.

 

 
 
Samples
On the left are what we obtained straight out of the scanner using the scanner’s features for correcting color (when applicable) and brightness. Scanners have either no option for contrast correction or limited options for contrast correction.  On the right are the images after Photoshopping –  making adjustment for brightness, contrast, color (when applicable), saturation and sharpness (although the increased sharpness can’t be seen well at this size).  Some images are fairly good without any Photoshopping and others the difference is fairly clear.  With either service you’ll be getting a top quality scan.  The straight scan is more affordable and lends itself better to future photo editing. An image for photo editing is often lower contrast so as to maintain room to edit highlight and shadow detail properly. In some cases the image will be darker than those that have been Photoshopped.  The Photoshopped scan gets you near to as good as you’ll get from your film.
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Disc Film Scanning

Doing disc film scanning has proved to be something of a challenge due to the fact the images on a disc are in a circle and no commercial scanner for these was ever developed.  These are scanned on an Epson V750 using a laser cut custom carrier that we had built for this purpose.  For this reason, we have included it under its own heading.  It’s something we’ve been doing a long time and have a lot of experience with.  The hands on nature of this work is reflected in the prices.
We provide you with large high quality files of a quality that was not possible with the technology during the years of disc film production. We do not use vintage disc film printers.
Your Negatives will be…
  • Manually cleaned — We don’t use “Digital Ice” dust removal software even though our scanners are equipped with it. Dust removal is done manually to eliminate the artifacting that can be created by the Digital Ice technology when scanning such small images.
  • Scanned at 3200 DPI — Enough resolution to capture all the detail in the small negative.
  • Cropped by eye precisely to the edge of each image revealing about 15 percent more of each picture than the original prints made from the negative (See the sample image below).
  • Scaled to create a file that is 8×10 at 300 DPI so there is no pixelation on blow-ups well beyond the size the tiny negatives were intended for.
  • Manually color corrected.
  • Noise reduced to eliminate some of the grain that is apparent due to the tiny negative.
  • Sharpened to give as crisp an image as possible from the tiny negative.
The red line that you see in this sample photo, indicates the approximate amount of cropping that would have been done to your pictures when the original prints were made from your disc film. At Film Rescue we do our crops by eye precisely to the edges of the frame. This reveals more of the original picture and means that the grain is reduced because it is then essentially a larger negative.
Note about printing: Our prints are offered as a convenience. High quality prints can be provided by a reputable local supplier once you have the scans back from us, at a lower cost to you. Our prints are a vintage style print with wide quarter inch borders on glossy paper.

Prices and billing are in US dollars, with two exceptions:  1) Film Rescue Europe* orders are billed in euros;  2) Canadian orders are billed the Canadian prices posted in brackets, in Canadian dollars.  

When applicable, VAT, GST and/or PST  will apply appropriately to European and Canadian orders.  Sorry -These taxes can not be avoided by sending outside of your jurisdiction.  *Film Rescue Europe orders must be sent to and returned through the Netherlands location.

CD-R Only
Prices
1 to 5 discs, per disc                                                                                
25.00 (29.00 CAD)
6 to 10 discs, per disc
20.65 (24.00 CAD)
11 to 20 discs, per disc
19.00 (22.15 CAD)
21 or more, per disc
17.60 (20.50 CAD)
CD-R Plus Prints
Prices
1 to 5 discs, per disc                                                                                
30.00 (35.00 CAD)
6 to 10 discs, per disc
25.65 (29.90 CAD)
11 to 20 discs, per disc
24.00 (28.00 CAD)
21 or more, per disc
22.60 (26.35 CAD)
Return Shipping & Handling within USA                                                                                    
10.00 / Order
Return Shipping & Handling in Canada and all other locations
contact us
Shipping charges may be higher for exceptionally heavy or large orders, customer will be contacted beforehand.
Turn Around Time
Work is done in regular 8-10 week cycles. Film for scanning for the next cycle must be in our hands by the cutoff date. The next cycle cutoff date is:

August 12, 2015

Please don’t wait until near the beginning of a cycle to send your film.  This slows down our administrative process at the start of each cycle delaying work for everyone.