Our Scanning
Process


FREE PICK-UP

Complimentary pick-up and drop off of your valuable prints in the Portland Metro Area.


HANDLING

Photos are placed into archival plastic to reduce the deterioration process. Photos are placed in archival plastic cases into a fire/water/moisture proof safe until ready to scan.

Photos receive our white glove treatment and are handled with utmost care and respect.


INSPECTION

Photos are individually inspected prior to scanning. Any damaged, curled, chipped, or torn photos will be set aside and charged for flatbed scanning. Photo prints are gently cleaned with an anti-static brush to remove any lint/dust prior to scanning resulting in the highest quality scan.


FILE OUTPUT &
DELIVERY

Photos are digitized and are converted to compressed .JPG files.

Archival .TIFF files are available as upgrade.

We can deliver your files electronically via a cloud storage service or by giving us a USB Drive. Have peace of mind by adding an Archival DVD for an additional cost.


PHOTO SCANNING
RESOLUTION

Photos are scanned at 300, 600, or 1200 pixels per inch (ppi).

  • 300 ppi: Great for reproducing original size scanned photo

  • 600 ppi (RECOMMENDED): Basic archival scanning resolution. Great for reproducing up to 2-3 sizes larger than original scanned photo

  • 1200 ppi: Highest Archival Scanning Resolution.

300D


WHAT SIZE CAN WE SCAN?

Our photo specific sheet-fed scanner will digitize wallet size (3.5x2.5) and up to 8"x12".

Our flat bed (like copy machines) will digitize, smaller prints delicate and large photos/artwork up to 12x18.

Anything larger than 12x18 is photographed using our medium format digital camera.


TYPE OF SCAN

Our sheet-fed scanner can digitize both sides of the print at the same time. Great if you have handwritten notes from your loved one or exposure number from film photography.

Our flat bed is able to scan single sides at a time.


NAMING YOUR DIGITAL FILES

Filenames are an identifying name given to your digital photo file. Our basic file naming will be the scanning date/time and your name.

20150816171353_JohnDoe.jpg”

For our filename convention can be customized for an additional cost.


METADATA

Metadata is data about your data (Think of a yearbook photo with a caption) 

For an additional cost, we will embed any information into the digital file for ease of searching on any PC or Mac. This information stays in the properties section of the digital file.

Common embedded information:

  • Hair Styles

  • Colors

  • Holidays

  • Traditions

  • Etc.

  • Season

  • Names of people, places, things

  • Type of Event

  • Types of clothing


TURNAROUND TIME

Depends on the amount of photos scanned


WHAT ABOUT ONLINE SHOEBOX PHOTO SCANNING COMPANIES?

While they are inexpensive, make sure that they are scanning it here in the USA and not sending it out to other countries to scan your photos. You take the risk of photos getting lost during shipment.


Good


  • 300 ppi scan resolution

  • Single Sided Scan

  • No color correction

  • Files named with scanned date/time and your name.

Better


  • 600 ppi scan resolution

  • Double Sided Scan

  • Batch Auto Color Correction

  • Files named with scanned date/time and your name

Best


  • 1200 ppi scan resolution

  • Double Sided Scan

  • Files are color corrected individually

  • Files named with scanning date and your name

Revive Scan $0.59/print*

per undamaged print*

Reminisce Scan $0.79/print*

per undamaged print*

Relive Scan $0.99/print*

 per undamaged print*

*Undamaged prints are free from curling, tears, rips, chips, folds, stickers, or anything on the print that will not go through a sheet fed scanner. Damaged/curled prints will be scanned via a flatbed scanner for $2.00 per print.


Add-on Products/Additional Services

Flatbed Scans

Add $2.00 per side/photo


Retouching/
Repair


Add $1.00 - $5.00 per image


PDF Document


Add $50.00


Archival DVD Disc

Add $45.00


Framed
Prints


Add $1.00 handling & print removal


32GB USB Drive


Add $10


Archival TIFF Files

Add $1.00 per image


4x6 Slim Archival
Album

Add $50 ea. Holds up to (120) 4x6
& (1) DVD