The quality of the scan is the most important step in any photo restoration or enhancement.
You can send or bring your photos to us and let us do the scanning on our high resolution equipment, which can extract more detail than a domestic scanner. The cost of professionally scanning a photograph at high resolution depends on its size. However, if a photo is extremely big, bent, or cannot be scanned for any other reason, we can achieve the same high quality digital image to work on by rephotographing the photo in a studio using a large format camera. This is more expensive, but sometimes the only option.
Do your own scan
Many domestic scanners do a reasonable job for photos that are not badly faded or damaged. A professional scan will generally be better. But if this is not an option, you need to follow the proper directions.
Go to a photographic copying shop
If you live out of Melbourne and can't get to us, most photocopying or printing shops will be able to professionally scan and save the image onto a CD/DVD or a USB memory stick according to the following directions. You can then take that back to your computer and email the image to us. This may achieve a better result than doing your own.
Directions for scanning
-Scan at 300ppi and save as a highest quality jpeg.
-Scan in 24 bit RGB colour, even if it is a black and white photo.
-Do not make any adjustments (eg for contrast or colour) in the scanning.
-If you end up with a large file which is difficult to email, you can use www.wetransfer.com which enables you to send us large files free of charge.
Digitisation and restoration of slides and photos
Slides are scanned at very high resolution as they usually need to be enlarged. Slide and photo scanning includes basic colour/contrast correction.
The cost of bulk scanning small collections of slides and photos (less than 50) depends on the number and the size you want the images to be. Restoration work will be quoted in addition to the scans. Email or ring us for a quote and/or if you have any queries.
MELBOURNE PHOTO REPAIR: Telephone: 03 98269264 Mobile: 0438270945 Email: email@example.com