Negative Scanning

Scan anything from 35mm to obscure disc film in Toronto and GTA

1-Year Guarantee

We provide a 1-year Quality/Service/Performance GUARANTEE on all transfers.

Archival-Grade Tech

We only use archival-grade hardware and software to ensure the safe processing of your materials and provide the highest quality results.

No 3rd Parties

All work is performed in-house at our Toronto (HQ) production office, no 3rd parties / no risks.

PRICING FAQ



35mm

Price

APS

Price

Medium Format

Price

Other Negatives

Price

Disc Film

Price




All scanning projects are subject to a $25.00 minimum order.

35mm Negative Scanning


Family Grade
$0.80/image
After 20% discount
1200DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$1.10/image
 
2400DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$1.25/image
 
3600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Slides or Negatives received in contact sheets are subject to an additional +$0.25/per image handling fee.
1-Year Quality and Service Guarantee


APS Negative Scanning

Commonly known as: Kodak Advantix, FujiFilm Nexia, Agfa Futura and Konica Centuria.


Family Grade
$1.07/image
After 20% discount
1200DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$1.15/image
 
2400DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal
Archival Grade
$1.30/image
 
3600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal
Slides or Negatives received in contact sheets are subject to an additional +$0.25/per image handling fee.
1-Year Quality and Service Guarantee


Medium Format Negative Scanning

All medium format negative sizes from 6 x 4.5cm to 6 x 9cm


Family Grade
$1.07/image
After 20% discount
1200DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$1.50/image
 
2400DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$2.00/image
 
3600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Slides or Negatives received in contact sheets are subject to an additional +$0.25/per image handling fee.
1-Year Quality and Service Guarantee


Other Negative Format Scanning

Glass negatives, 110, Custom sizes up to 6 x 9cm


Family Grade
$1.07/image
After 20% discount
1200DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$1.50/image
 
2400DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Archival Grade
$2.00/image
 
3600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning
Slides or Negatives received in contact sheets are subject to an additional +$0.25/per image handling fee.
1-Year Quality and Service Guarantee


Disc Film

Kodak Disc Film Cartridges


Due to the very small size of the photo frame on the disc film, we only scan the image at 3600DPI to achieve a large enough image.

Archival Grade
$2.00/image
3600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Dust Removal
Flatbed Scanning



THE LIFESPAN OF SLIDES AND NEGATIVES


The lifespan of slides and negatives vary depending on the materials used and the storage environment. Generally, slides and negatives can last for decades if they are stored in a cool and dry environment, away from light, dust, and chemical pollutants. Over time, the image quality of slides and negatives can degrade due to a variety of factors such as chemical deterioration, physical damage, and exposure to light. Chemical deterioration can cause discoloration and fading, while physical damage can cause scratches and other defects. Exposure to light can cause the colors to fade, which is especially true for Kodachrome slides and photographs. All of these reasons are in part why it's so critical to transfer and preserve your memories in a digital format as soon as possible.

Why are negatives superior for prints?


Printing from a negative offers a number of advantages over printing from an existing print copy. The most important advantage is that it will produce a much higher quality image. This is because the negative contains all of the light, color, and detail information of the original scene, which is not the case with a print copy.



What is DPI and why is it important?


DPI stands for dots per inch and is a measure of resolution in digital imaging. It is an important trait to consider in photography because it affects the size and quality of the final image. A higher DPI value will give you a higher resolution image, meaning it will look sharper and crisper. If the DPI is too low, the image will look pixelated or blurry. It is important to consider DPI when printing an image, as a higher DPI value will give you a better quality print.





EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How much does it cost?

  • For ALL tiers of service we charge per INDIVIDUAL IMAGE SCANNED.
  • The $/image rate is specific to the format of image (ie., photo, negative, slide, in-album) and the tier of service; for detailed pricing for all services please see our PRICING
What is the process for image scanning?

  • Each image regardless of format is individually scanned according to the Order Specifications.
  • Standard Grade scanning provides a straight scan to digital, NO DIGITAL CLEAN UP provided.
  • Family Grade & Archival Grade services provide for DIGITAL CLEAN UP of the scanned image - dust, dirt, finger prints, colour and contrast correction.
  • ALBUM SCANNING provides for taking a photo album and scanning it's contents either as a (1) FULL PAGE scan or (2) we physically remove the photo, scan it, and then return it into the album.
What is the difference between a Standard Grade scan vs. Family Grade vs. Archival Grade?

  • As these formats age over time the chemical information stored on them is degrading and this translates as a loss of information when scanning to digital. Since we all use high resolution screens to view our images this loss of information becomes even more exaggerated and so our FG and AG process corrects for this bringing the newly created digital image back as close to "true" as can be delivered.
  • Our Standard Grade process utilises various auto-feed systems for volume image scanning at lower resolutions and provides for no digital correction.
  • Our Family Grade process only employs high-resolution flat-bed scanners to capture the image before professional photo editors manually colour correct, digitally clean-up and organise the scanned image.
  • Our Archival Grade process only employs high-resolution flat-bed scanners to capture the image to its maximum value before professional photo editors provide both a manually colour corrected and digitally clean-up image as well as a RAW TIFF (master) file.
  • For a detailed video explaining the benefits please see our INFO
What is DPI and what tier should I use?

  • DPI is used to describe the resolution number of dots per inch in a digital print and the printing resolution of a hard copy print In printing. DPI (dots per inch) refers to the output resolution of a printer or imagesetter, and PPI (pixels per inch) refers to the input resolution of a photograph or image. DPI refers to the physical dot density of an image when it is reproduced as a real physical entity, for example printed onto paper. A digitally stored image has no inherent physical dimensions, measured in inches or centimetres. Some digital file formats record a DPI value, or more commonly a PPI (pixels per inch) value, which is to be used when printing the image. This number lets the printer or software know the intended size of the image, or in the case of scanned images, the size of the original scanned object.
  • PRINT PHOTOS only contain 300dpi of information regardless of the size of the photo. We only scan print photos at 600dpi to ensure that the digital image will always fill the screen when being viewed regardless of the device.
  • 35MM NEGATIVES & SLIDES can contain upto 3600dpi of information. Our minimum scan for these formats is 1200dpi which provides for both a fully scalable digital image but a high-resolution print upto 8x10. For maximum benefit of information (ie., photo editing, large format printing, distribution) we recommend scanning at 3600dpi.
What is the difference between a TIFF and a JPEG file?

  • TIFF will enable you to store richer, more detailed images. It’s good practice to save your original (or source) photos as TIFF files. JPEGs, meanwhile, might be a better choice for exporting your finished edits because they’re easier to share and print.
  • JPEG is the industry standard for digital image storage. As a raster image file, a JPEG stores compressed picture data such as colour in a series of pixels. JPEG, or Joint Photographic Experts Group, is recognizable from the .jpg or .jpeg file extension.
  • TIFF files store much more image data than their JPEG counterparts. This makes them a favourite with photographers due to their stunning image quality. However, the higher resolution requires much larger file sizes — meaning they can be awkward to use and more difficult to store. Also known as Tag Image File Format, these large data files have the extension .tiff.
How is it organized?

  • We receive image scanning projects in all shapes, sizes and organizational structures. We physically label ALL individual containers (ie., album, carousel, tray, envelope, ziplock) with your Order# (ie., 60561_A) holding the images for scanning.
  • We create a unique digital file folder reflecting each individual container.
  • The digital file associated with the physical image will be named the same (ie., 60561_Album A_image 1) and saved to it's associated file folder.
How long does it take?

  • Standard turnaround times for most retail client orders is 3 - 4 weeks.
  • Expedited (RUSH) service is available and generally provides for a 1 week turnaround; the RUSH fee a flat $25.00 for Orders under <$100.00 and for Orders over >$100.00 the fee is 25% the value of the Order (ie., $200.00 Order counts a $50.00 RUSH fee).
Where is the work done?

  • All transfer services are performed in-house at our 10,000 sq/ft production facility located in Etobicoke LOCATIONS
  • No 3rd parties, No risks.
What / How do I get back?

  • A unique digital file(s) for each individual image scanned organized into a unique digital file folder assigned for each image container.
  • ALL the originally provided media is returned.
  • You have the option for the digital files to be returned via:
  • a USB or External Hard Drive that YOU provide at either drop-off or pick-up.
  • a USB or External Hard Drive that WE provide commensurate with your project requirements.
  • our Cloud Service.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How much does it cost?

  • For ALL tiers of service we charge per INDIVIDUAL IMAGE SCANNED.
  • The $/image rate is specific to the format of image (ie., photo, negative, slide, in-album) and the tier of service; for detailed pricing for all services please see our PRICING
What is the process for image scanning?

  • Each image regardless of format is individually scanned according to the Order Specifications.
  • Standard Grade scanning provides a straight scan to digital, NO DIGITAL CLEAN UP provided.
  • Family Grade & Archival Grade services provide for DIGITAL CLEAN UP of the scanned image - dust, dirt, finger prints, colour and contrast correction.
  • ALBUM SCANNING provides for taking a photo album and scanning it's contents either as a (1) FULL PAGE scan or (2) we physically remove the photo, scan it, and then return it into the album.
What is the difference between a Standard Grade scan vs. Family Grade vs. Archival Grade?

  • As these formats age over time the chemical information stored on them is degrading and this translates as a loss of information when scanning to digital. Since we all use high resolution screens to view our images this loss of information becomes even more exaggerated and so our FG and AG process corrects for this bringing the newly created digital image back as close to "true" as can be delivered.
  • Our Standard Grade process utilises various auto-feed systems for volume image scanning at lower resolutions and provides for no digital correction.
  • Our Family Grade process only employs high-resolution flat-bed scanners to capture the image before professional photo editors manually colour correct, digitally clean-up and organise the scanned image.
  • Our Archival Grade process only employs high-resolution flat-bed scanners to capture the image to its maximum value before professional photo editors provide both a manually colour corrected and digitally clean-up image as well as a RAW TIFF (master) file.
  • For a detailed video explaining the benefits please see our INFO
What is DPI and what tier should I use?

  • DPI is used to describe the resolution number of dots per inch in a digital print and the printing resolution of a hard copy print In printing. DPI (dots per inch) refers to the output resolution of a printer or imagesetter, and PPI (pixels per inch) refers to the input resolution of a photograph or image. DPI refers to the physical dot density of an image when it is reproduced as a real physical entity, for example printed onto paper. A digitally stored image has no inherent physical dimensions, measured in inches or centimetres. Some digital file formats record a DPI value, or more commonly a PPI (pixels per inch) value, which is to be used when printing the image. This number lets the printer or software know the intended size of the image, or in the case of scanned images, the size of the original scanned object.
  • PRINT PHOTOS only contain 300dpi of information regardless of the size of the photo. We only scan print photos at 600dpi to ensure that the digital image will always fill the screen when being viewed regardless of the device.
  • 35MM NEGATIVES & SLIDES can contain upto 3600dpi of information. Our minimum scan for these formats is 1200dpi which provides for both a fully scalable digital image but a high-resolution print upto 8x10. For maximum benefit of information (ie., photo editing, large format printing, distribution) we recommend scanning at 3600dpi.
What is the difference between a TIFF and a JPEG file?

  • TIFF will enable you to store richer, more detailed images. It’s good practice to save your original (or source) photos as TIFF files. JPEGs, meanwhile, might be a better choice for exporting your finished edits because they’re easier to share and print.
  • JPEG is the industry standard for digital image storage. As a raster image file, a JPEG stores compressed picture data such as colour in a series of pixels. JPEG, or Joint Photographic Experts Group, is recognizable from the .jpg or .jpeg file extension.
  • TIFF files store much more image data than their JPEG counterparts. This makes them a favourite with photographers due to their stunning image quality. However, the higher resolution requires much larger file sizes — meaning they can be awkward to use and more difficult to store. Also known as Tag Image File Format, these large data files have the extension .tiff.
How is it organized?

  • We receive image scanning projects in all shapes, sizes and organizational structures. We physically label ALL individual containers (ie., album, carousel, tray, envelope, ziplock) with your Order# (ie., 60561_A) holding the images for scanning.
  • We create a unique digital file folder reflecting each individual container.
  • The digital file associated with the physical image will be named the same (ie., 60561_Album A_image 1) and saved to it's associated file folder.
How long does it take?

  • Standard turnaround times for most retail client orders is 3 - 4 weeks.
  • Expedited (RUSH) service is available and generally provides for a 1 week turnaround; the RUSH fee a flat $25.00 for Orders under <$100.00 and for Orders over >$100.00 the fee is 25% the value of the Order (ie., $200.00 Order counts a $50.00 RUSH fee).
Where is the work done?

  • All transfer services are performed in-house at our 10,000 sq/ft production facility located in Etobicoke LOCATIONS
  • No 3rd parties, No risks.
What / How do I get back?

  • A unique digital file(s) for each individual image scanned organized into a unique digital file folder assigned for each image container.
  • ALL the originally provided media is returned.
  • You have the option for the digital files to be returned via:
  • a USB or External Hard Drive that YOU provide at either drop-off or pick-up.
  • a USB or External Hard Drive that WE provide commensurate with your project requirements.
  • our Cloud Service.

HOW IT WORKS



Any Questions?

Call: 416 479 0903
Toll free: 1 866 559 1163
E-mail: info@digitaltreasury.ca
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Digital files on:
USB / hard drive / the Cloud
DVD / Blu-rays



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Toronto, ON, M8W 4W3
416 479 0903

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265 Rimrock Rd. #2A
Toronto, ON, M3J 3C6
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