Photo Scanning.

Expert Photo scanning service by The Imaging Professionals.

photo scanning

 

  • Processing Manual ScanThe photos get scanned manually along with editing
  • Maintaining High Quality The scanned photos get reviewed by three photo technicians
  • Maintaining Security Photo scanning and all other associate work gets done in Coventry, United Kingdom

Get the old images back to life with The Imaging Professionals service. Photos can help you remind the beautiful memories of past so do not let them get damaged in your storeroom. Reach out to us and save them digitally so not only you can access them conveniently but your future generation can have a view of it as well.

Process of Photo Scanning

photo scanning process

1.     Preparation

The first step requires cleaning on the phot with a lint free cloth to make sure there isn’t any dust on the original image.

2.     Scanning the Photo

The photos get scanned on the reliable scanning machine

3.     Formatting and Editing

As it appears digitally, the photo gets edited to enhance its color and look better with cropping, repairing damages, rotating image and more.

4.     Transferring

The albums created digitally gets transferred to the external USB for the customer securely.

5.     Handing it over

The last step is to hand over the digital and physical albums back to the customer to enjoy their memories.

scan photo

Why transferring your photos into digital form?

By transferring your photos into digital form, you can protect it from damage, dust, decay or loss of it in future. As time passes, the printed photos tend to get old and lose its colors. The images transferred digital never get damaged from the environment and stay protected forever. Even if there is any disaster, you will not have to stay anxious for its loss as it would be available digitally. You can access it anywhere by carrying the USB flash drive even if you are away from home to view the photos on television or computer screen.

You can get the negatives, slides and photos processed through The Imaging Professionals. All the formats are supported by us including white pictures, Polaroids, color photos and more. The dimensions of photos gets adjusted as they get scanned so you do not have to worry about it. Any size can be scanned under 8” x 10” and the charges will remain the same for doing the process. If the photo is bigger than the mentioned size then there will be additional cost for that.

The images get scanned by the technicians with hands along with editing, after editing, they get transferred into the USB flash drive. The process protects and ensures quality of the photos after they appear digitally. We restore the memories for you by creating the attractive view of your photos which may get damaged in future.

Restoration of Images with Editing.

photo restoration

The pictures get cleaned by lint free cloth to remove any dust which may result in bad scan. The scanning machine has a built in dust remover also which keeps the quality of photos high. When all the images get scanned, it gets handed over to the editing section.The team of editing is experienced with enhancing the photos for exceptional results. Each photo gets enhanced with proper timing and bringing improvements to the photo. Our focus is not only digitization but also making the photos look great for you. The enhancement features include orientation, red-eye removal, cropping, correction of color and more. It gives a fresh and new look to the photo for you to share with your loved ones.

Visit our studio at 173a Walsgrave Road, Coventry CV2 4HH or call 02476101687

Scanning Information.

2×2 Slides mounts & Neg 35mm

  • Any slides for 2×2 and negatives of 35mm can be processed
  • For 2400dpi, 35p per negative frame/slide
  • 3200 dpi, 45p per negative frame/slide
  • 4800 dpi, 55p per negative frame/slide
  • Features included: Correcting colors, aligned orientation, cropping, removing dust and scratches with the help of software and DVD with all the images in the negative frame/slide.

Other size of Slide mounts and Negatives

  • Includes slides under 110, 127, 126, medium, disc or big formatted negatives
  • For 2400 dpi, 95p per negative frame/slide
  • 3200 dpi, £1.25 per negative frame/slide
  • 4800 dpi, £1.49 per negative frame/slide
  • Features included: Correcting colors, aligned orientation, cropping, removing dust and scratches with the help of software and DVD with all the images in the negative frame/slide.

Overview of Slides and Negatives

  • The processing time for 500 negative frames/slides is up to 4 working days
  • No pre-requisite required to get the photos out of negative frame/slide
  • The work gets done under the facility located in Coventry, United Kingdom
  • You can keep the negative frames/slides organized according to your choice. If you wish to categorize the slides, you can surely do it with placing them into zip lock bags with titles on it. The folders created digitally will contain similar photos out of the negatives.
  • The original negative frames/slides will be returned to you along with the digital photos
  • All images in the negative frames/slides appear digitally so you can trust our service completely without counting them

Options for Resolutions

  • Considering 2400 dpi would be a great choice to view the image clearly on monitor or television. A clear print out can be done under the size of 5” x 7”
  • To make the future print out of 8” x 10”, choose 3200 dpi
  • To make future print out of 11” x 17”, choose 4800 dpi

Additional Options

  • To get extra DVD for the digital photos: pay £10.00
  • To get the frames for digital photos: pay £75.00
  • Transfer digital photos into USB flash drive: pay £10.00
  • To get the photos uploaded on cloud services: 5p per digital image
  • To get archival in the system for future printing of images: pay £10.00

Get Started

Get all the negatives, slides or photos and organize however you want them to appear digitally. Use zip lock bags to place the negatives or slides with titles. Write the name of title on the outside of photo album or negatives which you would like to see in the folders digitally. For example: on the zip lock bag, write “Family vacation 2001”. It will appear the same on the digital folders which you will get.

  • The count of photos gets done by the technicians but if you want to do it for your record, it is upon your choice.
  • Get the order form and add all the necessary information needed to be filled in it. The payment is not required at this point as you will receive the email upon completion of the digital photos.
  • Add all the photos or negatives into the shipping box and ship via any service DPD, Parcel Force, Royal Mail, UPS, DHL. or any other which is convenient for you. Make sure to get the tracking number so you can monitor as it reaches us.
  • When the package is received, we inform you through email. All the services which are requested in the form, we start that immediately with creating digital images for you.

Once the order gets completed, we send you the bill payment through email. When we get the payment, the order gets sent to you by the service of your choice whether it is DPD, Parcel Force, Royal Mail, UPS, DHL.


Copyright Agreement.

 The Imaging Professionals (TIPS GROUP LIMITED) cannot duplicate or work on the photos which are copyrighted. You have to agree that you are the owner of the photos before sending in the mail. If there is a symbol of copyrighted on the image, the responsibility is of the customer to attain permission from the original owner of the photo to be converted and requires their signature. It allows you to get the conversion of photos or get them altered through digitization or scanning. You have to send in the copy of the owner signature waiver along with the order to The Imaging Professionals. If you do not send in the copy, you take the ownership of the photos which are not yours and use them for your own purpose.

You agree not to hold any person liable including the employees, directors, officers, business partners against the liabilities and expense for the photos from breaching through the warranties and representations of the photos.

Liabiltiy Agreement.

We promise to provide best quality work to the customers and keep the order protected with us at all times. Sending the document, film, photo, digital media or any other object to The Imaging Professionals for printing, scanning, processing, restoring, editing or any other handling under the agreement that there is no warranty for the damage or loss by our company and subsidies would be entitled to compensate for the damage/loss or recovery.

The company is responsible to any film, document, print, digital media or any other miscellaneous object for scanning, printing, restoration, editing, incidental damage or if there is a breach in the contract by The Imaging Professionals. We do not take the responsibility of any order more than 30 days after the completion date. The prices of the services may change anytime without notice so keep that in consideration while ordering.

If the content gets damaged through any negligence, theft, fire or get lost during the shipping mail, The Imaging Professionals will not be responsible for it and won’t be liable for it. You as a customer agree not to hold The Imaging Professionals liable for any loss or compensation if the mail gets damaged, lost or misplaced before getting to The Imaging Professionals and while reaching back to you after the completion of the order.


FAQ : DOCUMENTS, SLIDES AND PHOTO SCANNING SERVICES

These are scanning services related questions we are often asked by customers.

  1. Why should I convert the photos, slides and negatives digitally?

    Getting the photos, slides and negatives converted digitally will help you in future as it can restrain it from getting damaged. Here are some of the reasons why you should opt out for digital option:

    • The copy of photos is available instantly digitally and there is no fear of loss or damage photos
    • The sharing of photos gets easy as it is the era of technology
    • Photos, negatives and slides can get decayed over the period of time. Digitalization saves it from getting damaged and retains the quality
    • You can share your photos easily through emailing or posting it on social media networks.
  2. Is it possible to scan the photos by myself?

    Yes it is certainly possible but the software and expertise which our technicians have, might not be with you. As we have the professionals hired who have experience and qualifications for photo processing and editing. They make sure to utilize all the resources to make the photo look perfect for you within 4 working days. You can get a great value for money when you invest with ScanDigital and within one week, you will be gifted with the beautiful memories in an external drive.

  3. What is the duration for processing?

    The normal processing time is 4 working days for up to 50 negatives/slides and 1000 photos. Whereas, it may depend for the big orders and does not include the days for shipping. When the order gets completed, it gets returned to you immediately along with informing you via email.

  4. Is there an order limit?

    No there is no order limit required to get the photos processed.
  5. Do I get my original photos back?

    Yes, every photo, negative or slide which you send us gets back to you with the digital external drive as the order completes.

  6. Do my images get scanned in the same order as I send?

    Yes the images gets scanned in the same order as sent and even if there are titles, those titles are kept exactly the same on the digital folder to view the specific images conveniently.

  7. What is the location to ship the order?

    The photos can be send to the following address:

    The Imaging Professionals

    173a Walsgrave Road

    Coventry, UK

    CV2 4HH

    It is better that you make the purchase for tracking and insurance of the photos as The Imaging Professionals does not take the responsibility of any damaged or lost mail.

  8. Are my images going to stay safe?

    Yes, definitely the photos remain safe with us as we scan them under the facility at Coventry, United Kingdom. We do not send any orders internationally and ship you the original photos back with the order as soon as it gets completed. The shipping gets done by the service of your choice as the order completes.

  9. What is the procedure for shipping cost?

    After the order gets completed, we ship you the order with all the information which you provide us via email. We will also add the shipping cost in the total bill for your information. The service which you choose for shipping the mail back may vary upon the shipping cost. The tracking number will be emailed to you after the mail gets send by The Imaging Professionals.

  10. Can I edit my own photos? Are the photos going to be copy protected?

    The photos do not get the copyright protection. If you have a software then you can edit the photos.

  11. What are the dimensions you accept for scanning?

    The photos can be scanned up to the dimensions of 12”x 17”.

  12. Do the photos stay confidential?

    Yes the photos stay confidential and do not get shared with any third party. They are not used for any other purpose except making them digital for the clients.

  13. Can you scan the pictures which are curled or bent?

    Yes we can surely scan these pictures but if there is any issue, we may contact you.

  14. Are the pictures supposed to be sorted by size?

    No you do not have to sort your pictures by size. You can set it at any order and we will process it in the same order. You should secure the photos before shipping as we are not responsible for the damage during shipping.

  15. What is the format for the scanned photos?

    The format Jpeg gets used for the file storage digitally.

  16. What is the best resolution to select?

    Choosing 600 dpi would be a great option.

  17. Should I count my pictures?

    If you wish to count them then it is upon your choice but we make sure to send back the exact same count which we receive.

  18. What if I do not want any editing done to the scanned pictures?

    You can add the request or any information regarding the process in the “special instructions” section of the form.

  19. What are the types of slides supported for scanning?

    All types of slides can be scanned but note that the cost may differ for the sizes along with labour cost.

  20. What are the negative types supported for scanning?

    The scanning gets offered for 35mm, disc, 127, 126, large negatives and 110. Note that there will be changes in the cost of each negative size.

  21. Do you clean the negatives or slides before scanning?

    We prefer that you clean the negatives or slides before you send us through shipping. You can find the relevant cloths or chemicals from any local store. We use the software to remove dust or scratches to improve the quality of the photo after scanning.

  22. Can you add the photos into the media device which I have already?

    Yes, you can send in the media device with your order in the box and all the images will be transferred in it with returning you the photos and the media device.

  23. Do you support the scanning of documents?

    Yes we do support the scanning of documents both professional and personal. We convert them into PDF files and if you want more information, you can directly email/call us.

  24. Is it possible to get diplomas, newspaper clippings or any other certificates scanned by The Imaging Professionals?

    Yes, it is.

  25. Do you scan the photos at higher resolution?

    The current resolutions offered for photos is 300dpi and 600dpi.

  26. Is it possible to scan movies to DVD by you?

    No, we do not support this service.

  27. Is it possible to get the albums photos scanned?

    Yes

  28. Is it possible to get the photo uploaded on cloud services?

    Yes, you can get it uploaded for the cost of 3 cents per image. You have to include the name of the service along with username and password in the order form under the “comments” section. If you want to have separate folders for the pictures, please write it under the “special instructions” section of the order form.

  29. What payment methods do you support?

    We support MasterCard, Visa, Paypal We also support the payment through BACS. Know that we do not send the bill until the order gets completed and once you make the payment then we ship the mail to you.

  30. Is trial offered by you?

    Yes we offer the trial services to the clients with sending us up to 5 photos, negatives or slides and upon turning them digital, we send them back to the client.

  31. Do you have the option to keep archives of data?

    Yes we do provide this option with the additional payment of £20.00 for one year.

Please use the form below to Contact Us with your requirements.

contact the imaging professionals


The Imaging Professionals. 173a Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4HH

Tel. 02476101687, 07448404391