APS Negative Scanning Orange County

Scan APS Negatives

APS stands for Adanced Photo System, and it is a film format that was released right before the digital camera took off. We can provide APS negative scanning in Orange County to transfer your negatives to DVD or your hard drive as high resolution images that you can share with family and friends.

Other Supported Formats

APS Negative Scanning Orange County - Pricing

Unmounted 35mm and APS Negatives

4000 DPI 3000 DPI 2000 DPI
Pricing (per negative) $0.85 $0.75 $0.65
Prices include Digital ICE and scratch removal, exposure correction, cropping and proper image rotation. Digital ICE can not be used on black and white negatives.

NOTE: For quantities over 500 negatives, additional bulk discounts apply; please inquire at the time of your order.

  • All Orders: The first DVD Master of your scanned negatives is NO CHARGE. DVD copies thereafter will be $10.00 each and Blu-ray copies are $20.00 each.
  • There is a $10 minimum for all orders. Also, if you are organizing your photos into groups of less than 20 photos, then there will be a $1 per custom folder/filename only for the groups that have less than 20 images.
  • TIFF Format

    Partial Strip Scanning

    For customers who only need certain images scanned from a strip of negatives, please add $1 per negative strip which will not be scanned in its entirety.

    $1 per Negative Strip
  • TIFF Format

    Extra Copies

    Sharing your memories with others? We provide extra copies packaged and ready for only $10 each.

    $10 per CD / DVD
  • TIFF Format

    Upgraded Resolution - 4000 DPI

    Our professional-grade slide scanners can create JPEG or TIFF format images up to 4000 DPI. This is the highest resolution available and is recommended for the true archivist. Imagine being able to print out your images as large as 11"x17"!

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  • TIFF Format

    TIFF Format

    Files are in JPEG format. If you would like TIFF files please add 50¢ per image.

    Add $0.50 per image

  • TIFF Format

    Contact Proof Sheets

    These are also known as proof sheets. Contact sheets allow you to view all your pictures in seconds on a few pieces of paper.

    $10 for every 100 negatives
  • TIFF Format

    Upgrade to Blu-ray

    Upgrade your negative scanning order to our Blu-Ray discs for only $20! We'll place your negatives as digital images on a Blu-ray disc, which holds much more data than a CD or DVD. For more information about our Blu-ray services, please visit our Blu-ray transfer page.

    $20 per disc
  • TIFF Format

    Basic Restoration

    For most manual color corrections (color balance, levels, brightness, contrasting, etc.) the cost is $1 per image. A technician will inspect and manually adjust each image; we don't rely on an automated computer program to judge what looks good to the human eye.

    $1.00 per image restored
  • TIFF Format

    Advanced Restoration

    DVD Your Memories charges $40 per half-hour for image restoration (fixing deep/wide scratches, scuffs, damage from tape/glue).

    $40 per half hour
  • TIFF Format

    Slideshow Movies

    Once we've scanned your slides, why not make a slideshow movie out of it? Pick out your favorite music and let us do the rest. What better way to watch your memories than in your own personalized DVD slideshow movie!?

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Geek Corner

Negative Scanning

The Process

Slides are first cleaned with compressed air. This removes any extra dust and other particles without damaging the slide. For this we use a special air compressor to allow just the right amount of air pressure.

We use the professional grade Nikon SuperCoolSCAN 5000 ED and 9000 ED negative scanners to digitize your negatives. These are dedicated units that produce amazing results when used properly. There are companies out there that will scan negatives using flat-bed scanners. Those companies will not be able to attain the depth of color or clarity of a more high-end dedicated negative scanner such as the Nikon Coolscan 5000/9000 ED.

Negatives are previewed in the scanning software program where the cropping and other adjustments are set. All negatives are labeled numerically by box marking (ie: FarmHouse_001.jpg). Folders are also named according to the original organizational structure of the negatives.

After all the negative scanning is finished we go through each image one-by-one and make sure that it is oriented properly (people are standing upright) and not flipped (words appearing mirrored). Once the image scanning technician has looked over all the images, a second technician will look over each image again and sign off on the “customer notes sheet” showing that each image has truly been double-checked.

Once all the negatives have been scanned and inspected, they will be burned to our special 100 year archival DVDs (unless otherwise specified by the customer). These disks are regarded as the best medium for long-term storage.

Scanning Negatives vs. Prints?

Typically, it’s best to scan from the original source of your images. For photos, the original source would be the negative, which are strips of images given to you when the film has been developed. Printed photos are merely printed copies of the negative, and never contains as much detail as the original negative. Prints have a much more restricted range of color and luminosity (light/dark) than negatives, and also have only a fraction of the detail present in a negative. A dedicated negative scanning device will also grant you the ability to apply Digital ICE technology, which will minimize the appearance of dust and scratches if they appear on your negatives. Most 35mm film negatives are capable of being scanned at up to 4000dpi, which allow you to create prints much larger than the standard 5×7 photo.

Manual Color Correction Service vs. Image Restoration Service

Manual color correction is described in the Pricing and Basic Info section and mainly is used to fix problems with color. For example if the negative has a yellow cast to it, in many cases we can neutralize that color and bring back the original colors. We will check for the whitest pixel in the important viewable area of the image and reset that to the 100% white value, and do the same for black. No software program can do this because we are evaluating the image based on the important data and disregarding things like backlighting from windows and such. If your images has a color cast to them or are too dark, just ask our image scanning technician to employ the manual color correction service. We can even enhance one or two images so that you can see how beautiful your negatives can be.

The Image Restoration Service will digitally repair negatives. If your negatives have folds, scratches, color blots, fungus or any number of imperfections, ask our image scanning technician for a quote for your negative(s). Even if the image has a piece missing it may be possible to reproduce this missing section based on another negative or other data inside the same negative. It is amazing what can be done with Adobe Photoshop, some extra plug-ins, knowhow and experience. And don’t worry; all of the original data will be saved.

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Areas Served

DVD Your Memories curently offering APS Negative Scanning service to these and nearby Orange County areas: