Negatives Scanning Service

Film Negatives Scanning Service

We would scan your film negatives to Digital.

film negatives

We provide you with the best film negative scanning service and help to preserve your memories forever. All the negatives are made with good quality flatbed scanners and are also scanned properly with the new ICE technology so that all the scratches and dust is removed.
We provide special facility to the customers who live in the Bognor Regis residential area by collecting their negatives from their doorstep. We then scan all the negatives and put the pictures in a DVD or CD and return it to them personally. We have a fixed price policy so the customers can easily make an estimate about how much would the scanning services cost along with the photos scanning and the slide scanning services.

Negative is one image which has a film of 35 millimetres and the film is made up of narrow strips that are coated with the cellulose acetate. The camera is able to jump to the next film after one picture has been shot so that the next film can automatically. In the photography world, a single image is called a negative and the collection of film is called as negatives. If we have a look at the negative image, it is the opposite of the normal image. For instance, all the light areas will be dark and the dark areas will be light, red will come as cyan, green will come as magenta while blue will come as yellow.

Mostly the scanning part is done in order to increase the colour as well as the contrast on the negative. When you put light on the film, a negative is prepared as the chemicals react and turn in to opaque during the entire process. For the final image to come out two negative numbers are multiplied so that the final result comes out as positive and the same procedure is carried on for all the negative films.


Film Negatives Scanning Details

  • £0.42 per slide for 4800 DPI
  • £0.35 per slide for 2400 DPI
  • £0.30 per slide for 1200 DPI
  • Any 35mm Film, prices are per image
  • All images are rotated the correct way
  • Negatives scanned as Jpeg files
  • Prices above are for order above 1000 negatives
  • Prices for order below 1000 negatives, call for quote
  • Please call us for quote for scanning in sequential order.


Read more information regarding scanning photo to digital.

ICE The word digital ICE means digital image correction and enhancement. This is an innovation which is initiated by Kodak which prevents any kinds of defects on the images when they are being scanned. 2 lamps are used for scanning the images which are the RGB lamp and infrared. IR lamp makes sure there are no scratches and dust and finalises the image approved by the RGB lamp.
When ICE first began, it was unable to scan the Kodachrome slides due to infrared being absorbed. However, with the innovations in recent technology and new inventions, more scanners are now able to work with Kodachrome. If you trust ScantoDigital, there has never been a problem working with Kodachrome with the digital image correction and enhancement. You should let ScantoDigital know if you wish to not work with the ICE on your scans. If the slide is free from dust and scratches and is in perfect condition, it is best if it is scanned without ICE.

DPI The term dots per inch is used when you would want to measure the density of your image as well as the total number of dots that can all be put in one line. The more dots per inch which are used in scanning the slide, the better the result will be. Majority of the slides are of the same size which is 35mm square so if a slide is scanned at 100 dots per inch, the image produced will be then approximately of 140 pixels.
If you want to find out more ideas, you can take the help of a modern digital camera, which takes a 10 megapixel image that can result in a 3600-megapixel wide image. This proves that the images of 35mm should always be scanned at a very high resolution. A scan of 4800 dots per inch creates an image of 6700 pixels width. If you want to use the image for everyday purposes like Facebook and other social media forums, you should use the standard size images at 1200 dots per inch which will result in an image of 2000 pixel width.

JPEG files are one of the most common and easiest ways to store pictures on digital cameras and on computers. If your files are in the JPEG format, they produce good results and take less space as they compress the image which makes the quality quite bad. However, there are many levels of compression some that result in good quality images as well.
If you trust the service of ScantoDigital, it scans the slides with the JPEG format doing very less compression which result in good quality and large size images. This will result in a very good quality of images as well as large in size. Some of the applications have the requirement of good quality images such as those which are needed to be print in magazines, where professionals need it to be posted somewhere and some other important places as well.

TIF This stands for tagged image file format, which is used to store the images inside the industry and from the professional photographers. Usage of TIFF results in better quality pictures as compared to JPEG, due to the fact that images are not compressed. However, images from the TIFF take up a lot of space and can be difficult for you to store them. The same image which can be stored in JPEG format for 18.2 MB is 105.2 MB if stored in the TIFF so you can sense from the figures that the images will be of high quality as well as take more space. The cost of storing the TIFF files can also be higher than the JPEG because it takes up so much space.
At ScantoDigital, we will be really happy to scan your slides in whatever format you select without charging you extra. The default settings include slides at 4800 dots per inch, in the JPEG format. But if you have any other requirement or changes you can contact us on the phone as well as personally visit us.

Negatives Scanning Optional Extras


After your images are scanned, a slideshow will be created on the DVD which you can then see on the television. This will be quite professional specially because it has the option of fade in and fade out and there will be a menu for you to choose as well. If you have your wedding anniversary to come, you can entertain your guests by playing a DVD for them to enjoy. Apart from this, you can gift a DVD full of memories to someone whose birthday is coming up or for a farewell of a colleague who is about to leave his job. With our amazing photo scan service, we will scan your pictures and then turn them to your choice of digital format and put all the scanned photos in a DVD slideshow. We will provide you with 2 discs, one will have the DVD slideshow while the other will be the one with the digital scan.


Creating extra copies After getting your photos scanned, you have the option of getting more than one copy specially if you want to gift to more than one. You can make an extra copy by yourself also but you can choose our service of making additional copies as well. All the pictures will be of the highest quality because we use the master digital copy. Our service will not disappoint you at all whether it is just the DVD slideshow or the images. We will send the images to your address and send the bill as well through postage.


It is up to you that in which size do you want your scans, we will provide you with extra copies of images in the size you want. Publishers mostly prefer images in the TIFF format with 300 dots per inch resolution but there are people who want images in extremely high resolution such as 4800 dots per inch in the JPEG file format for a very professional print. If you pay us five pounds for each set, we give you, you can easily get a copy in whatever format and size that you prefer and select.

How It Works

It is very easy

You can communicate with us through our online portal and then deliver your negatives to us by post or courier. We will make sure that we handle your negatives very carefully.

Why Convert Negatives to Digital?

Preserve your family history

If you wish to show your grown-up children their memories from the past then make sure to get those negatives converted to digital. Or even to make fun at a party by showing old memories with friends which will make the birthday person quite guilty!

Sharing your images

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc

Once your photos are scanned, you can share them on the social pages such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox and give a chance to get more likes and followers!


How much does it cost?

You should find out the total cost for scanning the negatives. If the negatives have high resolution the price will be higher, if the negatives have low resolution then the price will automatically be reduced. It is up to you to decide if you want the negative scanning in TIFF or JPEG format without any additional charges.

Ship in your film negatives for us to convert to digital

Keep your memories safe. Ship using a bonded courier. Take your film negatives to any DHL Service Point. All the necessary shipping materials you need will be provided right there and their associates may even package your media for you. As these memories are usually irreplaceable we suggest taking the time to double box and use bubble wrap.

Choose a carrier that offers delivery confirmation to ensure the safest, most direct delivery possible. Once you have the tracking number send us an email with the number. We will watch out for the order and will contact you as soon as it comes in. One of our service representatives will also, at that time, spend a few minutes review your order with you and ensure we completely understand your needs.