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Thank you for your interest in Arey.biz scanning service.

If you have friends or relatives with 35mm slides in their attic... tell them about this scanning service! If you have any questions, please email me at don@arey.biz

All types of slides measuring 2" x 2" are accepted as long as the frame does not exceed 3mm thickness. (Those are rare.) Kodachrome, Ektachrome and others will scan just fine. The film may be standard 35mm or may be the square type or even the tiny 110 film ("Instamatic") slides. All types will scan nicely as long as they are mounted in a 2" x 2" frame. Cardboard frames are the most common but plastic frames are acceptable as well.

Standard price: 18 cents/slide Minimum order: $7.20 (up to 40 slides)

Payment methods: Cash, personal check, money order or arrangements can be made to pay with a credit card via Paypal. 


For 18 cents/slide you get:

  • All your slides professionally scanned and post-processed with Digital ICE/ROC/GEM (see below)
  • Your photos will be converted to high resolution JPG format. Other formats will be provided if you desire. For those of you who intend to edit your photos extensively, the TIF format is recommended because it is "non-lossey" meaning you can edit the files again and again without losing detail. Compressed formats like JPG lose a little detail every time you edit and save the file.
  • As many CDs as required to store your scans, about 450 JPG files fit on a CD.
  • You get a duplicate copy of each CD so you'll have one to keep and one to share.
  • Scanning is performed at 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution which produces a 1600x1200 pixel scan. This is maximum resolution of most PC monitors so each scan will display with wonderful detail if you use them as desktop wallpaper!
  • For printing purposes, the 300 dpi resolution will produce a very clear 5x7 photo and excellent 8x10 prints.
  • If your intent is to print 8x10 or larger, you should choose a higher resolution which is available for 30 cents per slide. Don't automatically choose the higher resolution because you may find the files so big they are unwieldy. The standard resolution of 300 dpi produces a 1.3 megabyte file.

How to prepare:

  • If your slides are in Kodak carousels or other projection devices, leave them as-is, they will be returned to you in the same manner.
  • If you want your slides returned in a particular order, please number them. It may not be possible to scan the slides in the same order as they are organized in your slide tray because all slides of similar type need to be batched together for the scanner. Each slide type requires a different scanner setup.
  • You can specify how you want your slides grouped on the CDs. Just make sure they are physically grouped and labeled the way you'd like them organized on the CD.
  • Although the Digital ICE post-processor can remove quite a bit of dust speckles and pits in the slides, it is a good idea to clean them according to your Photo Supplier's recommendations if they have been left in the open and are dusty.

What to expect:

  • This is not a fast turn-around service. Each 35mm slide takes 2 1/2 minutes to scan at 300 dpi. Scanning an order of 500 slides will take over 20 hours to process plus the time to burn the files onto a CD. You're getting quite a bit of work performed for a mere 18 cents/slide!
  • First come, first served. If I have several orders to process, you may have to wait a bit... I will keep you informed and will do my very best to meet the estimated time of completion that we'll agree to when I receive your order.

What is Digital ICE, GEM & ROC?

DIGITAL ICE

Digital Ice from Applied Science Fiction is a combination of hardware and software that is included in a film scanner / driver to provide for correction of minor flaws such as scratches and specks on or in the film.

It works by using infrared light to identify physical imperfections in or on the film separately from image detail captured by the emulsion, and then render the detail without the imperfections.

Digital Ice works with all color films, with the general exception of Kodachrome slides. Digital Ice doesn't work with traditional black & white film, but does work with C-41 black & white films.

DIGITAL GEM

Digital GEM represents an effective and economical means to improve film image quality.

Digital GEM (Grain Equalization Management) is a scanner technology from Applied Science Fiction that serves to analyze and identify a film's grain pattern, and then remove or reduce the grain resolution in the processed image output.

DIGITAL ROC

Correcting faded color has plagued professionals as a painstaking and time-consuming process.

DIGITAL ROC Technology automatically restores original colors by analyzing the base image and applying corrections to the faded colors

Using a complex set of proprietary algorithms, DIGITAL ROC Technology reads the dye signature in color negatives and slides and restores colors to the appropriate levels.

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