35mm Slide & Negative Scanning
We offer a very popular slide scanning service that is affordable and gives great quality. For customers wanting a negative scanning service, no problem, we do this too!
Slides and negatives rarely get seen unless they are digitised. If you have any hidden away and perhaps forgotten what memories they contain, let us help by scanning them for you. We have many delighted customers who can now view their digitised slides whenever they like. Be able to share the memories is such a bonus. See our FAQ's for slide sizes.
Slide Scanning Service
Slides 35mm - £0.25p per slide
Back & white and colour slides that are 2"x 2" plastic or cardboard mounts can be scanned using this service. Not sure how many you have? Best guess is all that is needed. We will get an accurate count once scanned.
Negative Scanning Service
Negatives - £0.30p per frame
Negatives can give a much better quality scan of a photo if you have it available.
We scan negatives at a high quality resolution that will give you as good a quality as your original photo. Negatives are normally cut into strips of 6, therefore 6 frames.
The Process is Easy
Place an order online
Sort out your old slides or negatives that you want to have scanned. Count or give an estimate of the number of slides or negatives to digitise. Simply use our online order form to place an order. Don't worry about paying upfront for your order, pay only when we have fully completed your scanning order. We will send you an email with an attached invoice as soon as we have completed the scanning order.
Send us your slides or negatives
Carefully package and secure your slides and negatives in preparation for sending (see our packaging tips on our FAQ's page). Send your parcel to the address sent to you on the 'confirmation of your order' email. We recommend a tracked delivery service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery or Signed For service. Larger parcels can be sent using a trusted courier company such as Parcelforce or UPS. Visit parcel2go to get some great rates. We will let you know the moment your package arrives with us.
We scan your slides or negatives
We now do what we do best! Your slides or negatives are scanned, colour correct, cropped and rotate with noise reduced and contrast levels corrected. After this we save them in a folder (or named folders if specified - see our FAQ's for more on named folders). We will email you the moment we have completed your scans and attach an invoice detailing costs. Once payment has been received, your digital slides scans or negative scans will be saves to disk or USB and sent straight back to you. If you choose a download copy, a link will be sent also.
You view & share!
You now have long lost memories saved in to a digital format. It is now easy to view them whenever you wish . Share with family and friends easily. Read our article about 'Future proofing your digital photo scans' So now, all that is left is to enjoy!
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Quick Scanning Quote
Choose media you would like scanning
We have a minimum £15 scanning cost.
Photos larger than 2 inch up to 8 x 11 inch (A4)
Small, fragile, mounted, framed, or larger than A4 size photos up to A3 in size.
Photos Remain in the album & are Scanned and Cropped Individually
One page equals one side.
We remove photos from albums
2 x 2 inch plastic or card slide mounts.
Choose one or more options below.
Choose one of the options below.
Up to 2kg in weight - £6.50
Package 2kg up to 20kg - £8.50
Customer drop-off & pick up from PicSave
When would you be sending?
Let us know when you would want to send an order. We would want to ensure we are available to accept delivery!
There may be dates when we are unavailable to accept any orders, these dates are not selectable.
Needed for returning orders only
Your Scanning Quote
NO upfront payment needed!
Only pay when scanning completed
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SLIDE Scanning Faq's
Do you use Digital Ice when you scan slides?
No, as a general rule we don't. We find that Digital Ice can soften the scans so much that definition areas like eyes etc, become blurred unrecognisable. We believe it is better to have a sharper scan with a few dust spots rather than areas blurred out. If you really want us to use Digital Ice, just let us know via a call, email or on the Special Instructions area of the order form.
Many of my slides are very faded, can you help restore the colours?
We will certainly try to! We look at each individual slide after scanning and will make enhancements and adjustments in Adobe Photoshop to get as sharp an image as possible.
Can you put my slide scans into individual digital folders?
Yes we can. Just make sure your slides are divided up and are clearly marked with the folder name required.
How long will my slide scanning order take?
Slide scanning is a relatively slow process. Our completion times will depend upon the number of slides and the number of orders we have at the time. We will always give customers an estimated completion time once an order is received. Normally, for example, less than 500 slides would be completed within 2 weeks or less.
What is DPI & why do you scan at 3200 dpi as a standard?
So, DPI stands for ‘dots per inch’ – the number of little printed dots contained in an inch of your printed document. The larger the DPI, the larger the number of dots and therefore the clearer the print.
Usually, the higher the DPI, the higher quality the print....if that is what you are going to do. At PicSave, we have assumed customers are wanting to digitise for the the future. We have also assumed that customers may want to print some of their scans in the future. We have therefore set as a standard an excellent dpi level for all formats that will deliver quality print enlargements if needed.
How much does it cost to get my slides scanned?
We are one of the lowest cost slide scanning services. However, just because we are low cost, doesn't mean we hold back on quality! Our slide scanning service starts at just 25p per slide or frame.
Where do I send my slides and negatives for scanning when I have packaged them up?
We will send you our address to you immediately you have placed an order for scanning. We don't put our address on the website only because we prefer to know when a customer is sending their slides to us and when we should expect them. Therefore we ask for either a phone call, email, or order on line to let us know your order is coming. We let you know the moment your photos have arrived.
Do you clean my slides?
Yes! We use compressed air and we use Kinetronics anti-static brushes as standard for all slides and negatives. We do not use any fluids or cleaners that might damage your slides. However, should your slides have any mould or dirt and you want us to try and remove, we will do so for a small additional cost determined by the size of the issue. We use Pec Pads for completing this task.