Working with many consumer and corporate clients, our photograph scanning services are extensively used. From family albums to historical TIFF preservation of photographic images, we can support all clients.
ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPH SCANNING PROCESS
Photographs are first cleaned with compressed air. This removes any extra dust from the photos. All images are scanned numerically by folder marking (ie: FarmHouse_001.jpg).
When scanning we only use the highest grade flat-bed photograph scanners or overhead scanners, depending on the nature of the order. We absolutely do not scan your photographs using fast document scanners as many companies will do. Document scanners are the super-cheap method of scanning photos, but the quality is lacking in many ways.
After all the scanning is finished, we go through each image one-by-one and make sure that it is oriented properly and not flipped (words appearing mirrored). Once all the photos have been scanned and inspected, they will go through our Archival Tone and Sharpening Suite to neutralise any colour casts and imperfections, before being transferred to our USB3 memory sticks, unless otherwise specified by the customer.
MANUAL COLOR CORRECTION SERVICE VS. IMAGE RESTORATION SERVICE
If the photo has a red cast to it, in many cases we can neutralise that colour and bring back the original colours. 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. Our Image Restoration Service will digitally repair photos. If your photos have, folds, scratches, colour blots, fungus or any number of imperfections, our image scanning technicians can support you.
Even if the image has a piece missing it may be possible to reproduce this missing section based on another photo or other data inside the same photo. It is amazing what can be done with Adobe Photoshop, some extra plug-ins, know-how and experience.
BEWARE OF CHEAP SCANNING
WHY WE DON’T USE DOCUMENT SCANNERS TO SCAN PHOTOS
COMPANIES THAT STILL USE DOCUMENT SCANNERS