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 email@example.com
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
Payment methods: Cash, personal check, money order or
arrangements can be made to pay with a credit card via
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
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
- 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
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 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.
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.