photo scanning service

scanning service

Photo Scanning Service

We would scan your photos to Digital.

photo scanning

You can use our scanning services if you want to turn your old pictures into digital style. We will provide you with the best service because we make use of the best flatbed scanners which will make sure that your old pictures are not damaged or ruptured so that you can preserve your memories forever.

If you have a friends birthday or a party coming up we can also make a great photobook if you could just send us a few pictures and they will then be absolutely ready to be uploaded on the photobook. Apart from this, we also have a design service of the photobook so that you have the option of scanning your photos and uploading them on the photobook.

The use of good quality flatbed scanners ensures that your photos will not get damaged as they will not be any need for them to pass through a machine. Although, we mostly scan pictures at 600 DPI but if there is a special requirement of the customer to enlarge the size, we do that as well.

We mostly offer two kinds of services to our customers. The standard service includes scanning each picture individually and then putting them in an envelope and returning back to the customer. Another service in which we charge extra fees is that we put all the old photos in the album for you as well. If ever you face any problem in removing the photos, so please return it back to us. We will scan them once again to ensure no photos are damaged.

Those customers who live near our shop, we provide door to door facility as well. Our staff will come and take the photos from you, scan them, put your photos in the DVD or CD and then personally come and return it to you. Apart from this, we also provide our customers with slide scanning services.



Photo Scanning Details

  • £0.35 per image(300 DPI)
  • £0.42 per image(600 DPI)
  • £0.55 per image(1200 DPI)
  • Any resolution upto 1200 DPI
  • Any size up to 6x4, 5x7 and 6x9 inches
  • Images scanned as Jpeg ( TIFF files also available)
  • Ideal for photo book & calendars
  • Display your photos on your TV, Phone, ipad
  • Higher resolution scan 2400DPI available
  • Prices above are for more than 500 Photos

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.


Read more information regarding scanning photo to digital.

DPI Dots 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.

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, ScantoDigital 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.

TIF Tagged 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.

ScantoDigital is happy to scan your photographs in your choice of resolution file format (JPEG / TIFF) at no extra cost. By default your photograhps will be scanned at 600 DPI into JPEG format, if you have different requirements please let us know in the special instructions of our order page or when you speak to us on the phone.

How It Works

It is very easy

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

Why scan photo's ?

Preserve your family history

If you wish to show your grown-up children their memories from the past then make sure to get the photos scanned. 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 photos for us to convert to digital

Keep your memories safe. Ship using a bonded courier. Take your photo albums or prints 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.