Negative Scanning |Smooth Photo Scanning Services NJ, NY
  • Convert 35mm negatives, 110, 126, medium & large format
  • Negatives scanned in the USA using the best equipment available
  • High resolution options to digitize your film negatives
  • Includes color correction, dust and scratch removal
  • Bulk Quantity Discounts & FREE Local Pickup in NYC & NJ

Negative Scanning Services

negative scanning service

35mm Negative Scanning ServiceDigitize Your Negatives Before They Fade Away

Film negatives are extremely precious because in many cases they can produce a higher quality scan than a printed photo. While all types of analog media are at risk from scratches and deterioration, negatives are more delicate because the film is so thin and fragile. As a result, this puts negatives at a higher risk for irreparable damage.

No matter how you store your negatives, deterioration is inevitable. To prevent further decay & irreparable damage, convert your negatives to digital format before it’s too late.

 

Our Negative Scanning Services
35mm negative scanning service

  • We digitize negatives on-site in Lodi, NJ just outside of NYC
  • All negatives are scanned utilizing Digital ICE for the highest quality image
  • Our highly trained negative scanning technicians obtain the best scans possible
  • You’ll finally be able to easily view, share, & reproduce your favorite film negatives
  • We can convert all of your negatives:

    • 35mm negatives
    • 110 format negatives
    • 126 format negatives
    • Medium format negatives
    • Large format negatives

Our Negative Scanning Process

We understand the important roll that negatives play in producing a high quality photos. It takes a trained eye and skilled hand to be able to scan large quantities of negatives quickly and effectively. You can rest assured that our expertly trained staff will handle your negatives with great care.We use high end Nikon negative scanners to digitize 35mm negatives. For other negative formats we use high quality, commercial grade flatbed scanners.

Our Nikon scanners and flatbed scanners use Digital ICE technology to ensure the best quality image of your scanned negatives. Digital ICE uses infra-red (IR) light to detect dust particles and minor scratches prior to scanning and then during scanning, corrects the image based on the defects detected by the infra-red light. Digital ICE also restores and corrects color, reduces film grain noise, and optimizes contrast & exposure of the scanned negatives.

Our highly trained technicians then enhance color, crop, remove red-eye, and properly orientate each image to make them look as vibrant as they did on the day they were taken. Once your film negatives and transparencies meet our quality standards, they are put onto CD, DVD, flash drive or hard drive to be shared at your leisure. Click here for negative scanning prices.

 

35mm negative scanning serviceNegative Scanning Resolution

An advantage to using our negative scanning services is the resolution options we offer. Resolution is one of the biggest factors that determine the quality of scanned digital images.

Resolution is measured in Dots Per Inch (DPI) and refers to the amount of information or detail a digital file holds. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image and higher the quality will be. 35mm, 110, & 126 format negatives are at a minimum of 2000 DPI and up to 4000 DPI. Medium and large format negatives are scanned at a minimum of 1200 DPI and up to 3600 DPI.

2000/1200 DPI– Negatives scanned at this resolution are perfect for viewing on your computer, device or TV and sharing online or emailing. At this standard resolution you can create printed photographs up to 5″ x 7.” In order to print larger sizes and have a sharper image we recommend scanning at a higher resolution.

3000/2400 DPI– Negatives scanned at this resolution result in sharper images that capture more detail. At this resolution you will have the ability to print your images up to 11″ x 14″ at the same original quality.

4000/3600 DPI– This is the highest resolution available for transparent film and yields the highest possible quality and captures the most detail possible. Negatives scanned at this high resolution will allow you to create prints of at least 11″ x 17″ in size and use professionally in any capacity you can think of.

 

Accepted Negative Formats

35mm Negative

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Film Size: 36mm x 24mm

Scanned at 2000, 3000, or 4000 DPI

110 Format Negative

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Film Size: 13mm x 17mm

Scanned at 2000, 3000, or 4000 DPI

126 Format Negative

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Film Size: 28mm x 28mm

Scanned at 2000, 3000, or 4000 DPI

Medium Format Negative

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Over 2″ x 2″ & up to 2.25″ x 3.75″

Scanned at 1200, 2400, or 3600 DPI

Large Format Negative

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Over 2.25″ x 3.75″ & up to 4″ x 5″

Scanned at 1200, 2400, or 3600 DPI

APS Film

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APS film must be developed elsewhere, prior to our scanning process

What people are saying about Smooth Photo Scanning Services:

“I am so pleased with the quality of the product and the fabulous customer service I received from Smooth Photo Scanning! I highly recommend the company!!!!” – Julie W.

“I waited waaaaayyyy too long to have our family photo’s scanned to disk because I was afraid to trust our memories to some company out there. As expected, my photos were returned perfectly and we LOVE having all our family’s history at our fingertips and totally easy to share! My only regret- we waited so long!! Thank you so much for giving us dependable and easy access to our most treasured lifelong memories!! We will continue to use Smooth for all of our photo scanning :)” – Laura V.

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