How to Professionally Scan 35mm Slides

Scanning 35mm Slides


Start enjoying the many happy memories captured on your family’s old slides by professionally converting them to a digital format that you can share with everyone. Choose between our Standard or Premium Scanning slide services.


Standard Scanning – Save money on our most popular slide 35mm hand scanning service, without color adjustments, 20% discount from the premium scanning. To reduce dust and service scratches, most slides are scanned using Kodak’s Digital ICE Technology.


Premium Scanning – Our professional technician’s hand scan each slide and carefully adjust the images to achieve the optimum color and density, ensuring each image is at its best. To reduce dust and service scratches, most slides are scanned using Kodak’s Digital ICE Technology.


Our technician’s professionally hand- scan each slide.  To reduce dust and surface scratches, most slides are scanned using Kodak’s Digital ICE technology. Your slides are carefully scanned by hand into 2,000 or 4,000 dpi JPEG files and saved on top-quality 80-year archival DVDs, flash drives or instantly uploaded to you.


Because so many want to know more about the process to digitize their 35mm slides, this past TV news segment showcases a special behind-the-scenes tour.  Enjoy.


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4 35mm Slide Scanning Solutions for Your Old Pictures

slide scannerBest Tips for Digitizing 35mm Slides


In today’s day and age, if you ask a teenager what a PowerPoint slide is, chances are they might be able to tell you. If you ask that same teen to describe a projector slide show, chances are they’ll have no idea what you mean.

 

Yes, gone are the days when people would break out the projector and show friends and family the 35mm slides taken on a recent vacation. But just because those days are gone, doesn’t mean those memories are forgotten. In fact, many families have these old slides stored in boxes in the attic, collecting dust.

 

Well, if you happen to be one of these families, you’re in luck. We’ve pulled together the following slide scanner solutions that will get those old images back in use.


Store your physical slides somewhere safe

 

Just like photos, slides are prone to damage as a result of sunlight, temperature, storage methods, and improper handling. You’ll want to make sure you are storing your antique slides somewhere that is temperature controlled, out of the sun, and in an archival quality container. When handling, your hands should be clean or wear gloves made of a non-scratching fiber.

 

Organize slides in a method that works for you

 

Organization of old slides will help the digitizing and preservation process go much quicker. You can sort and catalog your slides by event, date, or the people or places in them. The key is to select an organization that works for you and your collection, and then go from there.

 

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Turning 2,300 Framed Pictures Into Lasting Memories

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Nora, about age 11, coming down the stairs

Old print photos usually end up in an unorganized pile inside a box or plastic bin. While this storing method is not recommended, it can certainly be easier to prep these photos for a scanning project than pulling apart framed pictures and praying the original copy doesn’t stick to the glass.

 

ScanMyPhotos customer, Christine Cowart, found herself faced with such a challenge and ended up removing over 2,000 pictures from their frames—and several from photo albums—to get them scanned and digitized for her niece.

 

“My older sister, Nora, passed away suddenly last year. She was 70 at the time and had lost her husband in an auto accident years before. They left behind their only child, my niece who’s now 48. After her mother passed, my neice decided to move back to her childhood home, but the walls were covered with framed photos. A good portion of the photos were poorly framed pictures that were taped to the glass, but the memories were important to preserve.”

 

So Christine offered to help her grieving niece by collecting all those framed pictures, removing them from each frame, organizing and identifying every photo, and then sending them to ScanMyPhotos to digitize.

 

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