Negative Scanning Service – SF Bay Area

Negative Scanning Services - San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, CA Audio Video Workshop can scan your 35mm negatives into high-resolution digital computer files so that you can archive, reprint, email, share, and enjoy them all over again! Each negative is cleaned and scanned by hand with our Nikon 5000 high resolution transparency film scanners. We scan your 35mm negatives into 2000dpi or 4000dpi digital images. Typically, we scan into high quality JPEG files due to their efficiency. However, we can scan your 35mm negatives into TIFF files if you prefer. We recommend our Enhanced Scan which includes dust removal, color correction, brightness / contrast improvement, cropping, de-skewing and picture orientation. In addition, we can scan medium format negatives as well as large format negatives. We also offer slide scanning, photo scanning and photos to DVD (photo montage). We have options for everyone’s needs and budget, so checkout the info below and don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions. 650-369-4366
  • Economy Scan - 35mm Negatives

  • As low as .89per frame
  • Includes Dust Removal
    Includes Dust Removal by compressed air
  • High Quality Scan using Nikon 5000
    Each negative is scanned by hand using Nikon 5000 Negative Scanners
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  • Enhanced Scan - 35mm Negatives

  • As low as.99per frame
  • Includes Dust Removal
    Includes Dust Removal by compressed air
  • High Quality Scan using Nikon 5000
    Each negative is scanned by hand using Nikon 5000 Negative Scanners
  • Color Correction
    Every Negative Frame is Enhanced in Photoshop to corect Color.
  • Brightness / Contrast Improvement
    Every Negative Frame is Enhanced in Photoshop to improve Brightness & Contrast.
  • Cropping
    Includes Cropping of Visible Border
  • De-skewing (image leveling)
    Every Negative Frame is leveled in Photoshop.
  • Picture Orientation Correction
    Every Negative Frame is Orientated in Photoshop.

2000 dpi vs. 4000 dpi

2000 dpi – 2000 dpi (ppi) is great for on-screen viewing, archiving and making prints from your slides up to 5”x7”

4000 dpi – 4000 dpi (ppi) is great for archiving your slides and is extremely important if you plan on zooming in or making prints up to 10”x14”

Economy vs. Enhanced Scan

Both Services are done with the same scanning equipment and both yield high quality scanned images.

Economy – The economy Service is great for those who have the time, software, and knowledge to enhance the images themselves.

Enhanced – The enhanced scanning service offers:
• Dust Removal
• Slight Color Correction
• Brightness / Contrast Improvement
• Cropping of visible border
• De-skewing (image leveling)
• Picture Orientation Correction

 


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Negative Scanning Pricing

2000 DPI
ECONOMY SCAN
ENHANCED SCAN
(Recommended)
1-499
1.35 1.45
500-999
1.20 1.30
1000-3499
1.05 1.15
3500+
.89 .99
4000 DPI
ECONOMY SCAN
ENHANCED SCAN
1-499
1.55 1.65
500-999
1.40 1.50
1000-3499
1.25 1.35
3500+
1.09 1.19

$30 min fee
TIFF file format available – add .20 per image
Medium Format Negatives add $1.50 per  frame (2000dpi only)
Large Format Negatives (4″ x 5″) add $2.50 per frame (2000dpi only)
Rolled Negatives add $1.00 per frame

Learn How to Organize / Prepare your Negatives for Scanning – Click Here

Negative Scanning FAQ

How should I prepare my negatives? You can provide your negatives in their original envelopes, sheets / binders. Also, you can take your negatives out of their original sleeves and put them in ziploc bags for us.If you would like to have separate folders created based on the various envelopes or sheets, please provide the label info neatly printed out. We will create a unique folder per envelope in the order you specify. Continue Reading
How long does 500 negatives take? Depending on our current workflow, 500 negatives usually takes approx 2-4 weeks for us to process, enhance and output.