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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Image Scanning
Including negatives, photos and slides to DVD

Top Questions About Our Image Scanning Services

Below are common questions we have about our image scanning transfer process. We scan negatives, photos, and slides to DVD. If your questions are not answered below please feel free to contact us.

You can also find frequently asked questions about our Video Transfer, Film Transfer, Flat Fee Easy Box, and Hard Drives. Or return to our General FAQ page.


How much does it cost?

Pricing varies depending on what dpi conversion you choose. Our pricing calculator can be found here

Please note that shipping quotes are given as good faith estimates. Orders requiring multiple boxes or orders with increased weight may be subject to additional shipping charges.

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How images will fit on one disc? What size are the files?

Scanned Slide and Negative Transfer Specs

  2000 dpi images 4000 dpi images
Dimension: 2600x1800 5300x3600
Size: .004 GB/image .013 GB/image
Number of images on data DVD: 900 250
Number of images on DVD slide show: 940 940
Mega pixel camera equivalent: 4.7 19.3


Scanned Photo File Specs

      600 dpi    
Photo Size Dimensions MB Megapixels Data DVD Slide Show
4 x 6 3500 x 2400 5 8.4 720 940
5 x 7 4130 x 3020 7 12.4 514 940
8 x 10 4880 x 6060 25.5 29.5 144 940

      300 dpi    
Photo Size Dimensions MB Megapixels Data DVD Slide Show
4 x 6 1750 x 1200 1.5 2.1 2400 940
5 x 7 2100 x 1500 2 3.1 1200 940
8 x 10 2440 x 3030 6 7.3 600 940
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How do I order more copies?

To ensure that we can accommodate your copy order, please place your copy order within 30 days after receiving your shipment.

Please contact us at 1-866-DV-MOVIE or to order more copies of your digital images transfer.

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At what resolution do you scan the 35mm slides?

We can scan your slides (35mm slides and others) and negatives (35mm negatives and others) at 4000 dpi or 3000 dpi.

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At what resolution do you scan photos?

We scan your photos at 600 dpi or 1200 dpi.

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If I have printed photos and the corresponding negatives/slides, which should I send?

Scanning negatives or slides will produce a cleaner image, except in the case of damaged negatives or slides. Negatives and slides are also typically easier to ship than print photos. However, we are more than happy to scan prints, negatives, or slides to DVD.

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What types of images do you convert?

If your images are cut and can fit in an 8" x 10" area, we can scan them.

We accept the following types of images: Negatives (e.g. 35 mm and others); Slides (35 mm and others); and Photos. All images may be up to 8 X 10 in size.

We specialize in 35mm slide film encased in 2" x 2" cardboard or plastic holders, but we can transfer slides in the following formats: 110, 126, 127, 135.

We also transfer 35mm negatives, and negatives that are the following formats: 110, 120/220, 126, 127, 135, medium format, and large format.

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What size photos do you scan?

Currently we accept photos 8"x10" and smaller.

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What is the best way to preserve my 35mm slides, negatives, and photos?

We recommend that you transfer your images to a DVD plus a hard drive. These media formats allow you to easily make duplicate copies of your transfer. The best way to preserve your home movies it to make multiple copies and give them to as many people as possible!

We strongly recommend visiting The Association of Moving Image Archivists for expert advice on how to preserve the original media.

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