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Slide Scanning Service for Why-Scan-Your-Slides.Aspx

Slides To Digital Service

35mm slides ready to be converted to digital images

Our slide scanning service is based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, but is available nationwide, including Why-Scan-Your-Slides.Aspx. Just send your slides to us, we will professionally scan them by hand, checking each image individually on our high end scanners, and then return your photos along with the digital scans on a disk or memory stick.

We scan slides in 1200, 2400 or 4800 DPI (Dots per Inch).

We can slide any form of slides, including large transparencies, Kodachrome, FujiChrome & Glass slides.When placing your order, we will quote you a price and an estimated completion date, and we only ever return your images via recorded delivery, normally through Royal Mail, however we are happy to use any courier you specify, and we will only ever charge you delivery fees at cost.

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JPG JPEG files are the most commonly used method of storing photographs on computers and digital cameras. Photo's scanned to JPEG files do produce excellent results whilst taking up a minimum of space, and achieves this by compressing your images, which results in a loss of quality. However, the JPEG standard allows for different levels of compression, with higher quality scans resulting the less you compress the image. By default, Pixave scan your photographs in JPEG format with the least level of compression, resulting in high quality images that are reasonably large in size. The quality will outstanding and will look fantastic for everyday use such as reprinting your family photographs etc. There are some applications that require a higher quality, e.g. images to be printed in magazines, where professionals require the highest quality possible, in which case, we are happy to scan your photographs in TIFF format which are lossless (i.e. have no compression) but take up HUGE amounts of disk space.

DPIDots per inch is the term used to measure the density of an image, namely the number of dots that can be placed in a line within 1 inch (2.54cm). The higher the DPI used to scan an image, the larger the resulting file will be. Most photographs are printed at 300 DPI, and so scanning at a higher resolution wont improve the quality of the image, however if you intend to print enlargements using a photo printing website it will be better to scan your photo's at a higher resolution and send them the high resolution file. Some web sites will enlarge the print using low quality software, so the more you can do to minimize the changes your printers need to do the better.

TIFTagged Image File Format (TIFF) files are commonly used to store images within the publishing industry, graphic artists and professional photographers. TIFF files produce a better quality image when compared to JPEG files, because the images are not compressed, however they take significantly more space on your hard drive, e.g. a 1200 DPI scan of a transparency that creates an image sized 5267 * 6899 pixels is 18.2MB in JPEG format but 105.2MB in TIFF format. As you can see from these figures, the JPEG format has removed 80MB of the same image, and therefore it is logical to assume that the TIFF file is of higher quality, however this is a very subjective area as a lot of people cannot tell the difference, and the cost of storing TIFF files compared to JPEG on your systems can be a lot higher simply due amount of disk space required.

Pixave are happy to scan your slides in your choice of resolution file format (JPEG / TIFF) at no extra cost. By default your slides will be scanned at 4800 DPI into JPEG format, if you have different requirements please let us know when placing your order or when you speak to us on the phone.

Remember that we provide a full UK nationwide service and will only charge postage / courier fees back to Why-Scan-Your-Slides.Aspx


Key features

  • £0.18p for 1200 DPI
  • £0.30p for 4800 DPI
  • Price includes Digital ICE
  • Dust and scratches removed automatically
  • All images are rotated the correct way
  • Price includes cost of CD/DVD
  • No job too small or too big
  • Discounts for larger quantities
  • Ideal for photo book & calendars
  • Display your photos on your TV, Phone, DVD player
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Further Information


How much does it cost?

Prices start from £0.18 for slides scanned at 1,200 dots per inch (DPI) and vary depending on the resolution you require.

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How it works

What happens next ?

You can of course contact us or use our online system to get a quote and place an order, then just send your photo's to us. We will take great care of your photos.

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Why scan your slide's ?

Preserve your family history

Want to share your scans with your children ? Or are you having a wedding, perhaps a big birthday coming up and want to embarrass the lucky person ?

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Sharing your images

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc

Share your scanned images with the world through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox etc and let the world enjoy!

»» Sharing your scanned slides