Services

PHOTOS

Which prints can be scanned this way?

Photographic prints at least 2.5 x 3.5 inches and no bigger than 8 x 10 inches. Polaroid photos are included.

Photos smaller than 2.5 x 3.5 or photos that have been cut into shapes (hearts, circles or people cut out) must be glued to an index card. If you have photos like this, please invest in some 4x6 index cards and glue the photos to the cards.

What’s Included:


Scanning at 300 dpi resolution

Photos will have system sharpen/retouch colour restoration applied to help restore faded and discoloured photos

Photos are saved as individual jpg images and saved to a disk.

The resulting digital files are good for quality photo print of the original size or slightly larger as well as E-mail or Web sharing

Available at an additional cost:

Scanning at 600 dpi.

Rotation of photos to correct orientation.

Creation of folders and file naming to match folder name.

Removal of photos from albums (1,000 takes approx 3 to 4 hours)

Scanning of thick or mounted prints, newspaper clippings, cards or laminated photos.

Large quantities of 8x10's will be an additional cost. You will be notified if this applies to your order.

Photos MUST be prepared and organized according to our instructions or a surcharge may be applied to your order. If you simply toss your photos in a bag or a box there will be additional charges for us to organize them for you.

Please refer to the Photo Preparation Page for detailed instructions.

SLIDES and NEGATIVES

Do you have boxes of slides/negatives and you don't even know what they are pictures of?

Have them converted to high resolution digital images.

Slide and negatives are scanned at high resolution (2400dpi) to provide you with a digital image that can easily be re-printed at 8 x 10.

Automatic dust and scratch removal as well as colour enhancement is performed on each image.

SCRAPBOOK PAGE SCANNING

Protect all your hard work by creating a backup copy of your pages.

Reprint copies of your scrapbooks or create a photobook or photo movie of your scrapbooks.

Share your work with family and friends by having a digital image of your pages.

If you are a scrapbooker then this service is for you.

CHILDREN’S ARTWORK

Do you have children or grandchildren? Have you saved piles upon piles of their artwork over the years?

These pieces of art likely mean the world to you to and to them but they are also probably taking up room on a shelf, in a cupboard or box somewhere.

Not sure what to do with them?

Have your children's artwork turned into beautiful digital images and the possibilities are endless.

Calgary Photo Scanning will scan all artwork to individual jpg files. All pieces are scanned individually at a high resolution.

Once you have a digital image the possibilities are endless.

Create a photobook or other photo gift. Pick your favourite piece and have it printed and framed to display in your home. Share the images with family and friends.

One of the biggest benefits to artwork scanning is that you can have a digital copy of ALL artwork on one disk and you can get rid of the boxes of actual art pieces. One disk takes up much less space and can be copied and protected for generations.

PHOTO RESTORATION

Minor photo restoration can be done to remove scratches, cracks and rips in photos. This can only be done provided that no facial features are affected by the damaged areas of the photo. I cannot restore missing facial features in photos.

Minor photo restoration will be done at a cost of $40 per hour.

VIDEO CONVERSION


Let's face it... your old VHS tapes with treasured family memories won't last forever. Even if the VCR doesn't eventually jam and eat the tape, a VHS recording uses fragile magnetic tape that degrades over time -- whether you watch it or not. Don't count on those VCR tapes lasting longer than a few years, convert VHS to DVD format today, and save those memories.

I also offer file conversion services to enable you to edit your own tapes. I can supply a format that will work for both PC's or Mac

The following tape formats can be converted:

VHS
S-VHS


Camcorder Tapes:
VHS-C
Video 8
Hi 8
Digital 8
Mini DV

CELEBRATION / MEMORIAL DVD


What is a Celebration or Memorial DVD?


A Celebration/Memorial DVD is a short (7-15 minute) DVD Photo Slideshow consisting of personal photographs set to music.


Short video clips can also be included in the DVD.


Celebration DVD’s are perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family Reunions, Graduation, to celebrate the birth of a child, showcase your vacation and just about any other type of event you can think of.


Memorial DVD’s are generally used at a Funeral Services, a gathering after a funeral service or at a Memorial service.

Basic Package includes:

Scanning, cropping and minor touch ups of up to 150 photos (extra charges for slides)
Basic transitions between photos

Music Tracks (number dependant on total photos)
Custom designed title page and disk image
Captions on up to 10-12 photos

Text Slides – up to 3 slides with text and no photo

Free On-line web preview for review

DVD disk printing
DVD data disk that will include all scanned photos.

Deluxe Package Includes:

All of the features of the Basic Package – PLUS
Premium transitions between photosSpecial effects, photo layering, blending, zooming and more
Extra copies of the DVD can be purchased at $10 per DVD to share with family members.

See the Slideshow Preparation page for details on what you will need to have prepared and bring with you to your appointment.

See the Sample Page for samples of both packages.

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Benefits of Going Digital


Archive a life of photos digitally to preserve for generations to come.

Emergency carryout of your family photos.

Make a secure back up of your photos and store in a different location or on-line.

Divorce, separation – why shouldn’t both of you have a copy of your photos.

Share family photos with your children, parents, siblings, your entire family.

Great gift idea for your family members. Purchase photo gifts like photobooks, mugs, t-shirts etc.

Have your family photos on a digital photo frame.

Finally enjoy watching you old home movies Share your videos with family member.


Gift Certificates

Are you interested in giving the gift of converting photos, slides or video to someone but you just can’t figure out how to get those photos or videos through the front door without being caught.

Now you can give them the Gift of Memories – in digital format as we now offer Gift Certificates in $50 and $100 denominations.