What is Accepted/Not Accepted for Slide Conversion?
This service is for mounted 35mm slide transfer only. Negatives, unmounted slides, photos and other media are not accepted.
We can scan 126mm mounted slides, however due to the fact that our scanners are calibrated for 35mm slides, some of the image will be cropped out. We can also scan mounted 110 slides, however we cannot zoom in on the image and a large black border will be on the scan. See below for examples.
Preparing your Slides for Scanning
If your slides are in carousels, sleeves or other specially designed box to hold slides, you may keep them in the their protective casings. Please note that when shipping bulky items such as carousels, higher than average shipping charges may be incurred due to the extra space and weight the carousels add to the shipment.
If the slides are not housed in any slide storage device, please rubber band about 50 slides together to create small bricks of slides. This will help protect the slides during shipping. We also recommend wrapping the bricks in tissue paper or bubble wrap to futher protect the slides.
When empty space is present, use packing materials such as paper or bubble wrap to fill the empty space to help protect your slides during shipping. We do not recommend using packing popcorn as it can break apart and become lodged within or stuck to the emulsion of the slide (if loose). If this happens, the scan may turn out less than ideal.
All scanned slides are in a 24-bit JPEG format.
Premium Scanning includes color and density corrections and enhancements on each image using Digital ICE which works to detect and reduce dust and surface scratches without softening, blurring, or altering the image. (Note: Digital ICE cannot be used with B&W or Kodachrome slides. These slides will be scanned without Digital ICE. Kodachrome slide film uses a unique dye that responds differently from other slide films. Due to the nature of the dye and the Kodachrome film development process, Digital ICE can misinterpret certain image detail as a defect and will attempt to remove it from the image.)
Due to the nature of the prepaid boxes, we cannot offer a refund once the empty box has been shipped.
Due to swift technological changes, prepaid slide transfer boxes must be received back to ScanMyPhotos.com within 6 months from the date the order was placed. Otherwise, the box expires and no consideration, obligation or monetary reimbursement of any kind will be provided.
If multiple prepaid boxes are ordered, there is no need to send them all in at the same time. Fill one up, save the others for a later time, or send them all in at the same time. It is up to you.
Before ordering, you must read these frequently asked questions and by submitting your order you fully agree to all terms and conditions.
Return Delivery Options
USPS Priority Mail: You would like your entire order returned via USPS Priority Service and we will charge your credit card accordingly for shipping and handling.
1-500 photos - $27.95
501-1,500 photos - $32.95
1,501-2,500 photos - $37.95
2,500+ photos - $49.95 and up - priced according to weight and destination (may ship via FedEx Ground instead of USPS
Split Delivery: For the quickest return of your scanned images. FedEx Standard Overnight just the scanned digital discs for $37.50 and we will return your slides separately via USPS Priority Mail service with an additional, complimentary duplicate disc. (Minimum USPS Priority mail S&H is $9.95 based on size of order, weight and destination, plus the additional $37.50 FedEx charge)
FedEx Domestic 2-Day Delivery: You would like your entire order returned via FedEx Domestic, 2-day delivery (P.O. Boxes not accepted) and charge your credit card accordingly for shipping and handling.