Resolution is one of the biggest factors determining the quality of your digital images.
Resolution means how much "information" or dots/pixels are in your digital image.

The more dots/pixels, the sharper your image will be and the higher quality digital image you will get, all other factors remaining the same.

We offer three resolutions to choose from, 2000 dpi, 3000 dpi, and 4000 dpi for slide and negative scanning and 300 dpi and 600 dpi for print scanning.
(1200 dpi available on request for certain jobs – custom quotes available).

DPI = Dots Per Inch. -- Dots meaning pixels

Negative Film and Slide Transparency Scanning Resolutions

2000 DPI - This scan is a medium resolution scan recommended for printing purposes up to a 5x7 print, or for web/email/social media/tv viewing purposes. For larger printing, or to crop in on an area to print, please choose a larger resolution.

3000 DPI - This scan is a high resolution scan recommended for printing purposes up to an 11x14 print, or for web/email/social media/tv viewing purposes.  For larger printed photographs, to use in a professional capacity such as publishing, or just for a higher quality image, chose 4000 DPI.

4000 DPI- This scan is the highest scan resolution scan for transparent film. This will allow you to crop out portions of your image, create large photographic prints, upload online, use professionally, pretty much whatever you want. If it fits within your budget we always recommend going with the highest resolution, because you are capturing more data, which means you are getting a higher quality image.

Photograph Scanning

300 DPI – Use this scan when you are looking to reproduce an image of equal size or smaller than the original.

600 DPI  - Use this scan when you wish to reproduce an image that is larger than the original, and/or equal to double the original size.

1200 DPI – This scan is mainly used for very small images, or cropped images that require enlargement with as much retained detail as possible.

 

Which Scanning Resolution is Right for You?

Based on a standard 35mm Slide

 

Scanning Resolution

 Megapixel

 Image size in pixels

JPEG  in MB (estimate)

TIFF  in MB

Print size Short side at 300 dpi

Print size Long side at 300 dpi

2000 dpi

4.6

1740x2660

3.67

14

6

9

3000 dpi

9.2

2625x3900

6.7

31

9

13

4000 dpi

18.5

3500x5200

12

54

11

17

Based on a standard 35mm Negative

Scanning Resolution

 Megapixel

 Image size in pixels

JPEG  in MB (estimate)

TIFF  in MB

Print size Short side at 300 dpi

Print size Long side at 300 dpi

2000 dpi

4.6

1740x2660

5.5

14

6

9

3000 dpi

9.2

2625x3900

12.38

31

9

13

4000 dpi

18.5

3500x5200

22

54

11

17

Based on a standard 4x6 Print

Scanning Resolution

 Megapixel

 Image size in pixels

JPEG  in MB (estimate)

TIFF image size in MB

Print size  Short side at 300 dpi

Print size Long side at 300 dpi

300 dpi

2.2

1200x1800

1.5

7

4

6

600 dpi

8.8

2400x3600

6

28

8

12

Professional Scanning Services

*(Scanning does not include Digital Media Transfer Fee or Restoration Work)

35mm Slide Scanning
(Basic color adjustments and spot removal included)

2000 dpi - $.35 /slide*
3000 dpi - $.50 /slide*
4000 dpi - $.75 /slide*

127mm and Super 127mm Slide Scanning
(Basic color adjustments and spot removal included)

2000 dpi - $.65 /slide*
3000 dpi - $.80 /slide*
4000 dpi - $.95 /slide*

35mm Negative Film
(Each negative is individually scanned, color corrected, and checked for dust spots)

2000 dpi - $.55 /negative*
3000 dpi - $.70 /negative*
4000 dpi - $.85 /negative*

Photo Scanning (Photos up to 8x10)
(Each photo is individually scanned, color corrected, and checked for dust spots)

300 dpi - $.55 /photo*       In Album - $.65 /photo*
600 dpi - $.75 /photo*       In Album - $.85 /photo*

(Photos larger than 8x10 will incur an additional charge).

Digital Media Transfer Fee (Required per job)

Dropbox Transfer - $5.00
Single DVD (Holds up to 4 GB) - $10.00

Single 4 GB USB Drive - $20.00
Single 8 GB USB Drive - $25.00
Single 16 GB USB Drive - $35.00
Larger Drives Available on a per job basis.

Photo Restoration Work

All restoration is done on a case by case basis @ $45.00/hour.

Angela Lawson, Photog. Cr.,  CPP - AGL Photography - 616.667.7221 - angela@aglphotography.net