Archiving

Archive Scanning Services

In 50 years, will your children have past photos to look at? The answer to this question is largely dependent upon what you do today and how you store and archive your prints and digital images.

Do make prints - Photographic prints can last for nearly 100 years when stored correctly.

Digitize your prints - Have your old prints, slides, and videos placed on a quality DVD for safe keeping.

Use high-quality storage devices & DVDs - Far too many people are storing their digital images and videos on a single hard drive in the family computer. This is dangerous. Hard drives fail. Its not a question of if, but when...

At Harold's Photo, we offer a variety of different scan services and have the ability to scan photos, slides, negatives, artwork, x-rays and much more! We carefully save our scans to DVD for archiving, viewing and printing.

Note: it is our policy to make every effort possible to protect the rights of professional photographers. We will not accept clearly copyrighted work without the written permission of the photographer/creator.



Select a service for more information:

Print Scanning
Slide Scanning
Negative Scanning


Print Scanning - Available in 5 business days

Prints are scanned at the original size of the print with a resolution of 300 dpi. These scans are perfect for archiving and will produce products up to the original print size. Pricing is based on print sizes 2½x3½” to 8x12”. An additional $1.00 per print charge applies to any damaged or mounted prints, prints smaller than 2½x3½” and prints larger than 8x12” but smaller than 11x17”. Front and back of image scanning counts as two individual scans. All orders are saved to Data DVD unless ordered as ‘save to flash drive’. Additional charges apply.

Preparing Prints for Scanning

• Loose prints only. Remove all prints from albums, envelopes or frames.
• Sort prints by size and orientation.
• Remove all tape, staples, paper clips, glue or attachments from prints.
• Prints must be numbered on the back when scanning in a specific order is requested. Additional charges apply.

Pricing

Quantity Per/Print Index Print Image Catalog
Up to 34 $0.99
$3.99 min. charge
$0.59 X
35-50 $0.79 $0.89 X
51-100 $0.59 $1.19 X
101-200 $0.49 $1.99 X
201-400 $0.37 X $19.99
401-600 $0.29 X $29.99
601-800 $0.25 X $44.99
801-1200 $0.22 X $59.99
Over 1200 $0.19 X $79.99

Additional Options

Additional Data Disc Copy
$9.99
Saved to USB Flash Drive
$18.99
Scanning Images in Order
25% of Scanning Price
Upgrade Resolution (600 dpi)
25% of Scanning Price

Video Slide Show to DVD

Images are saved in a slide show format for viewing on television or computer.

Up to 500 Prints
$9.99
Over 500 Prints
$19.99
Additional Copies
$9.99 / DVD

Specialty Print Scanning

1200 dpi Hi-Res Scan
$19.99

This scan is best utilized for obtaining the highest resolution scan from a small sized original. Ideally it is used when a customer has a small original like a 2.5x3.5 and they want to try and produce a much larger print like a 16x20.

As a general rule, scanning at 300 dpi will allow a customer to produce the same size print as their original. Scanning at 600 dpi will produce a print 2 times the original size. In most cases, scanning a print larger than 5x7 at 1200 dpi is unnecessary. Remember, a poor quality original cannot be improved by scanning at a higher resolution.

Larger than 12x18 up to 16x20
$39.99 / print
Larger than 16x20 up to 20x30
$54.99 / print
Larger than 20x30 up to 30x40
$74.99 / print
Over 30x40
Ask for Estimate

Scans completed with enough resolution to produce a print the same size as the original.

Product Creation Scans

All of Harold’s Photo gifts, books, wall art and calendars are created from a digital file. As a customer service, we will scan up to 15 prints at no charge for use in creating these items. If customers wish to keep these scans, they are subject to Print Scan pricing listed above.


Slide Scanning - Available in 5 business days

Standard slides (35mm) are scanned with enough resolution (4496x3000 px) to produce acceptable products up to 16x24” - perfect for archiving. An additional $1.00 per slide charge applies to all other sizes and to damaged or unmounted slides. Slides are scanned with an air cleaning process, however lint, dust and scratches are common on stored slides.

Preparing Slides for Scanning

• Loose slides only. Remove all slides from carousels, sleeves or envelopes.
• Arrange all slides facing horizontally (images will appear the direction taken).
• Stack slides horizontally, emulsion side down (dull side down).
• Slides may be scanned in order within each specific format only. Slides must be numbered on the slide mounts. Additional charges apply.

Pricing

Quantity Per/Slide Index Print Image Catalog
1-34 $1.99
$3.99 min. charge
$0.59 X
35-50 $1.39 $0.89 X
51-100 $1.19 $1.19 X
101-200 $0.99 $1.99 X
201-400 $0.75 X $19.99
401-600 $0.59 X $29.99
601-800 $0.49 X $44.99
801-1200 $0.45 X $59.99
Over 1200 $0.39 X $79.99

Additional Options

Additional Data Disc Copy
$9.99
Saved to USB Flash Drive
$18.99
Scanning Images in Order
25% of Scanning Price
Upgrade Resolution (approximately 6000x4000 px)
25% of Scanning Price

Video Slide Show to DVD

Images are saved in a slide show format for viewing on television or computer.

Up to 500 Slides
$9.99
Over 500 Slides
$19.99
Additional Copies
$9.99 / DVD


Negative Scanning - Available in 5 business days

Standard negatives (35mm) are scanned with enough resolution (approximately 1512x1002 px) to produce acceptable products up to 8x12” - perfect for archiving. An additional $1.00 per negative charge applies to cut negative strips and all other sizes. All image frames in a negative strip will be scanned. Each frame counts as a negative.

Preparing Negatives for Scanning

• Sort and group negatives by same size and facing up.
• Negatives may be left in sleeving.
• Remove all tape, staples, paper clips, glue or attachments.
• Negatives may be scanned in order within each specific film format only. Additional charges apply.

Pricing

Pricing is based on scanning all image frames in a negative strip. Each frame counts as an image. If requesting individual frame scans within a strip, all scans will be priced at $1.99 per negative frame regardless of quantity, with a $3.99 minimum.

Quantity Per/Slide Index Print Image Catalog
1-34 $1.99
$3.99 min. charge
$0.59 X
35-50 $1.39 $0.89 X
51-100 $1.19 $1.19 X
101-200 $0.99 $1.99 X
201-400 $0.75 X $19.99
401-600 $0.59 X $29.99
601-800 $0.49 X $44.99
801-1200 $0.45 X $59.99
Over 1200 $0.39 X $79.99

Additional $1.00 per negative charge applies to any damaged or cut negatives and non-standard sizes.

Additional Options

Additional Data Disc Copy
$9.99
Saved to USB Flash Drive
$18.99
Scanning Images in Order
25% of Scanning Price
Upgrade Resolution (approximately 3024x2005 px)
25% of Scanning Price

Video Slide Show to DVD

Images are saved in a slide show format for viewing on television or computer.

Up to 500 Negatives
$9.99
Over 500 Negatives
$19.99
Additional Copies
$9.99 / DVD


Phone

1-800-568-6619

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