Most families have albums of mixed photos, often undated and with subjects unidentified. Photographs can become damaged by sunlight, by being stored in 'magnetic' or self stick albums or in plastic sleeves that contain PVC. Damp is also dangerous to photographs and many photographs are bent or creased through being stored in a box or a drawer. Colour images are less stable than black and white ones and often fade over time.
As time passes, dating and identification of family photographs can become increasingly difficult and photographs held by one branch of the family are effectively 'lost' to other branches.
We can scan photographic prints, slides and negatives to produce digitised images in your choice of TIFF (lossless) or JPEG format. These can be saved onto a memory stick for sharing more easily with members of the family.
In one hour, approximately 40 loose photographs can be scanned, cropped and saved at a resolution most appropriate to the size of the original format. For photographs in albums the process will be much slower in order to avoid causing damage to photographs or albums.
Information written on the reverse of the photograph, or in the album, can be added to the electronic image as meta data (key words).
£15 per hour, plus postage cost to return your photographs