Print Scanning

Let us help you archive your important family history of prints, slides, and negatives. We can create a variety of digital files to suit your preservation needs. Even if you have an assortment of formats and sizes we can scan everything as one order and provide quality files that have been minimally dusted and edited. We can also do custom scans of large format originals and artwork.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@photoworkssf.com or call us at 415-626-6800.

Contact us (Minimum order amount is $10.)

Scanning images

File specs (file sizes/pixel dimensions are approximate)

Standard: 255dpi at 4x6in // 1544 x 1024 pixels // 4.5MB JPG
Deluxe JPG: 300dpi at 6.5x10in // 3088 x 2048 pixels // 18.4MB JPG
Deluxe TIFF: 300dpi at 6.5x10in // 3088 x 2048 pixels // 18.4MB TIFF
Super Deluxe: 300dpi at 12x18in // 5444 x 3649 pixels // 55.3MB TIFF

Note on file size and viewing: File sizes above are based on pixel dimensions. Jpeg files may display smaller disk sizes, to see actual pixel size: open in Photoshop>Image>Image Size. 

Additional Information

If you need recommendations on which file sizes will work for your needs feel free to call ahead or come in store and get help from our counter staff. Retouching is available at the rate of $100 per hour of work; if you email a picture of what you want to be retouched ahead of time we can get you a quote before you come in to drop off. For a print to be included in bulk pricing it has to be smaller than 11x17 (for larger prints see information below on custom scanning).

Turnaround Time

Files are delivered via an email download link. Turnaround times vary depending on the season and our workload, please get in touch before coming in and we can give you an estimated timeline for your project.

Pricing for Scans of Select Frames and Bulk Orders:

Selected Negatives, Slides, and Prints

Quantity Standard Deluxe JPG Deluxe TIFF Super Deluxe
1-20 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $8.00
21-50 $2.50 $3.00 $4.00 $8.00
51-99 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 $8.00
100-299 $1.00 $1.50 $2.00 $6.00
300-1000 $0.75 $1.25 $1.50 $6.00
1000+ $0.60 $1.00 $1.25 $4.00

Selected 4x5 Negatives or Slides

Quantity Deluxe TIFF Scan Super Deluxe Scan
1-20 $10.00 $15.00
21-50 $8.00 $15.00
50+ $5.50 $10.00
Custom Scans of Large Format Originals and Artwork:

File specs and Additional Information

The cost to custom scan a photograph or negative smaller than 11x17 is $22; if we are also printing for you from the file the price to scan goes down to $15. Custom scanning is required if your photographic print or negative is larger than 11x17, it is also necessary if you want to be able to print from your file 12x18 or larger. For non-photographic artwork, there is only the option to custom scan, see the chart for pricing. The prices for custom scans and artwork scans include the handling of your originals as well as editing to get your file to match your original as closely as possible. For complicated orders, there might be additional fees which we would discuss with you before putting the order into production. For more information on what can be done please call or email. 

Pricing

Size of Original  Price
up to 11x17  $25.00
16x20 $40.00
20x24 $60.00
20x30 $100.00
24x36 $150.00
up to 48x48 $200.00