Negative Scanning

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The days of taking your film to a lab to get prints made are pretty much gone.  Now your negatives need to be converted to digital images to be printed.  However, this does open up new possibilities.  You can print your own photos using your computer, or you can upload them to an online printer and have beautiful coffee table books made to preserve and share your memories with family and friends.   

NOTE:  WE ARE NOT A PHOTO LAB - WE DO NOT DEVELOP FILM.

Click here for a mail-in film developing form by Full Circle in Baltimore

The Process:

  • We run each negative (or strip of negatives) through anti-static brushes to remove loose dust(We cannot deep clean negatives.)

  • We place each negative into a carrier that is backlit with an LED light source (rated at 95CRI), and photograph with a 26 million pixel camera. We save them in RAW image format  (The final images are saved as JPEG format.)

  • Once all negatives are scanned, we load them onto a computer.  Using specialized software, we convert each to a positive image.  (Every type and brand of film has to be converted separately.) 

  • We then crop each negative, rotate for proper orientation, and adjust for color, contrast, and brightness.  The whole process can be time consuming. If your original negative was clear and sharp, you should be able to make prints to at least 20 inches from a 35mm negative. 

  • All scanning takes place in-house … we don’t ship out like other places.

  • How Long?  Most orders are ready in 5-7 business days, depending on our workload and schedule. Large orders, or orders requiring special services can take longer. Rush service may be available for smaller orders.

  • We do not copy or scan copyrighted images without a signed release.

       (All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.​  Quantity prices are based on negatives of the same size.  )

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