126 Negative Scanning
Scan 126 Format Negatives
Convert your 126 format negatives to digital format using our premium negative scanning services here in San Diego and Orange County. Our highly trained negative scanning technician will scan negatives up to 4000 DPI with Digital ICE4 filtering technology to enhance your photo negative.
126 Negative Scanning - Pricing
Unmounted 126 Negatives
|4000 DPI||3000 DPI||2000 DPI|
|Pricing (per negative)||$1.99||$1.79||$1.59|
|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 slides 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.
- For information and pricing for hard drives, please visit the Hard Drive Information page.
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
Sharing your memories with others? We provide extra copies packaged and ready for only $10 each.$10 per CD / DVD
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"!
Files are in JPEG format. If you would like TIFF files please add 25? per image for up to 8" x 10," or $2.50 for above 8" x 10."
Add $0.50 per image
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
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
DVD Your Memories charges $40 per half-hour for image restoration (fixing deep/wide scratches, scuffs, damage from tape/glue).$40 per half hour
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!?Click here for more info
126 Format Negative Scanning
The 126 format is a type of film developed by Kodak for the low-end point and shoot instamatic line of cameras released in the early 60’s. The number 126 comes from the fact that the size of the images on the film are about a 26mm square. Although 126 was once very popular, as of 2008 it is no longer manufactured, and few photofinishers will process it. If you have managed to get your film processed, and still have the negatives, DVD Your Memories can scan your images and provide you with detailed digital images that you can take anywhere!
Negatives 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.
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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