Negative Film Scanning

Photos or Negatives

Negative Film Scanning is always better compared to printed photos as negatives have the best information and quality. Negatives are scanned at 1200DPI and for best results 3000 DPI is preferred.

Scanning Resolution for 35mm Negatives
  • A 35mm negative’s dimensions are as shown in the picture above. It’s advisable to scan slides at 3000 DPI (In fact it’s SPI) so that the resulting image will have a 10 megapixels (“MP”) resolution. See the numerical example in the FAQ section to understand resolution. This gives a good print upto 13″ x 9″.
Technique to scan a Negative

Answer is the side where there is photographic emulsion. The shining on this side would be lesser. However this is a crude and longer way of figuring out. Best is to follow the number scheme while scanning so that the number is visible and this is the opposite side of the photographic emulsion.

Medium and Large Format negatives

Yes, we do on scan those on case to case basis. Please contact us if you have negatives bigger than 35mm size. You will not see the prices for medium and large format negatives listed on our price page as these are not common. Based on the quantity, color or B/w and condition we charge for the medium and large formats. Generally for black & white medium format negatives, there would be a number of scratches that affect and which needs to be removed manually.

Selective Scanning from a Negative strip

It’s not possible to accommodate selective scanning from a negative strip at this point of time. For Photos it’s a possibility. Either selectively the photos can be removed or can be marked in the album. However for negative strips we will be scanning the whole thing.

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