Scanning and Archiving Service


Have your important family, business or club photographs, slides, negatives and personal documents scanned as quality, high resolution images and digitalised to DVD disk or flash drive.

Images are scanned as high resolution tiff files (lossless) then reduced to 700ppi and saved on your memory device as JPEG files. The prices quoted here do not include any restoration work on the images.  The only modification done to the image files are negatives converted to a positive image before saving to disc. (Unless otherwise requested).

Pricing Rates

35mm slides originals - $2.20 per item (25 original items – $1.95 ea, over 50 originals – $1.50 ea, over 100 - $1.15 ea).

Photographs - $1.50 per item (25 original items – $1.00 ea, over 50 originals – 90c ea, over 100 - 85c ea).  Antique photographs $2.50ea (Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Collodion Prints before 1900, Tintype/Ferrotype, Early Albumen Prints)

Negatives - $1.50 per item (25 original items – $1.25 ea, over 50 originals – $1.00 ea). Glass Negatives - $5.00 ea

Photographs from Albums - $2.00 ea (25 items - $1.75 ea, over 50 - $1.20 ea, over 100 - $1.00 ea).

DVD Disc $7.50 - these are archival quality discs and price includes case and artwork for label and disc.  Additional copies $6.00 ea.

What Does This Include?

1.  Each item is saved in JPEG format, if you require TIFF format there is no extra charge, but you will need to request this prior to archiving.

2.  The original materials are scanned at a high resolution then reduced to 700ppi (slides and negatives at a very high resolution). If a higher resolution is required this must be requested prior to archiving.  Most photo printing locations accept 300 dpi.  Your images may have to be reduced in resolution by these locations.

4.  The size of the saved image is determined by the original image and will not be resized unless requested. *Resizing incurs a cost of 20c per image.

5.  The files are saved to a DVD disc or flash drive.

6.  DVDs used are high quality archival discs, and the manufacturer states a life of 75+ years if cared for properly.

The images saved can be printed out later.  All discs are an open format and can have more images added at a later time.

What Is Not Included?

A slide-show presentation is not included in the above. Restoration is not included, but brightness and contrast can be requested at a cost of 15c per image.

Images are saved in JPEG format as this allows the maximum number of images to be saved and the fastest loading time.

Original Disc Price - $7.50  USB flash drive prices are dependent on memory size.

Additional copies: - $6 per (Including paper sleeve and label)