We scan any type of mounted
slide, including, 35mm, 126, 127, 110, negative, positive,
monochrome, glass, plastic or
We use professional dedicated
slide scanners with the latest technology. (NOT domestic home
scanners that you see in the shops that many of our competitors
We have modified our slide
scanners to adapt to our system and run a bespoke software setup
that only us at Mr Scan use, we have designed it in house and
nobody else uses it. This gives us a superior slide scan giving
what photography expects have called the best quality scan
possible from a slide.
We currently have 10 dedicated
slide scanners in our studio with an investment of over £50,000
on just slide scanning equipment.
Excludes larger medium
format mounted film & custom made glass mounted *see below
This is the service that 95% of our
customers use. Great for the home and family photos
All images scanned in Jpg format
Home service uses multi-pass
scanning technology for up to 16 scan passes for faithful reproduction and
smoother gradation where required
All images scanned
in TIFF format
TIFF Technology is a
loss less compression used for printing larger images for example canvas
uses multi-pass scanning technology for up to 16 scan passes for faithful
reproduction and smoother gradation where required
Click images for full size images it
may be slow to download using a slow connection
*Custom made glass mounted film.
These are bespoke custom made glass mounted film
similar size to standard slides but much wider. They consist of two pieces of
glass with the film between them and the edges taped with masking or similar
tape. These are not classified as standard mounted slides and do not fit in our
scanning rig. However we can scan them using our high resolution flatbed scanner
however this take much longer and they are charged at a different rate.
Please note these glass mounted films always
have more dust than standard mounted slides due to dust being in between the two
pieces of glass.
Supplied in a JPG format
larger format mounted or unmounted (120 film) please
click here to see our medium format page
Our Slide Scanning Process
1. Each slide is inspected for damage
and repaired where necessary **
2. Surface dust is removed using industrial
standard air compressor
3. Slides are loaded into our dedicated slide scanners to be
4. Using our highly modified bespoke software
to remove any additional dust*
5. Once scanned images are then manually
checked and adjusted for contrast and colour. Post scanning adjustments
made using Adobe Photoshop and our Loupedesk studio (Left)
6. During our manual inspection a basic level
of image editing is used to remove any foreign objects such as dust or hair*
If you prefer you don't have to waste time counting all your slides or negatives ?
Simply box your films up, generate an order number from the link
below, Then pop them in the post and we can send you an invoice
Select your country, return shipping preference, confirm the
checkout and enter your contact details, its that simple.
(Please don't add any other
items to your checkout with simple scanning orders)
A few useful points to read about our slide
We can scan Negatives, Positives and
Monochrome 35mm mounted slides.
Any type of mounted slide can be
scanned, card, plastic or metal.
127, 126 and 110 sized slides may be
slightly cropped in the corners due to the way our scanners operate.
The smaller 110 slides
which are not mounted in full size slide mounts are not scanned
using our bulk scan system, if they do not have their adaptor mounts
then they are charged as instamatic 110 film,
35mm slides will always scan better
than instamatic film due to the quality of the original film.
Special requirements - Sometimes
when scanning certain slides such as artwork or older types of film
different settings are required to give better results where
possible, if you think your slides may need special settings we
always recommend sending some in for a free sample so we can then
discuss your requirements, options such as RAW and un-colour
corrected images can be supplied instead. These requirements need to
be discussed prior to sending in any orders.
Scanning in Bulk - We scan in
bulk groups of slides up to 100 at a time, we use multiply scanners
on larger projects with our standard
scanner settings to give the best overall result , setting such as
dust removal, cropping, colour correction, contrast, edge enhancement and
sharpness are set up automatically to give the best result overall
for the set of slides being scanned.
Cropping - Our scanners will
look at each image for a suitable crop area, if the mount is not
straight then the image will be slightly more cropped. Slides are
also manually cropped by our image technicians where required to
eliminate the frame and produce a better quality image. Image sizes
will vary from image to image. If you wish to have a full
frame including the frame (which will be black) then please let us
know prior to scanning, this can not be requested after scanning has
been done. Full frame scans will have much less colour and
brightness auto adjustment due to the amount of black in the full
frame, customers can then crop their own images and post adjust
colour and brightness levels.
Un-mounted or Damaged mounts - We offer an additional service for slides which are no longer in
their mounts. This charge covers the re-mounting your slides in a
temporary slides mount and removing them after scanning - If your
slides are mounted in very poor condition mounts then this charge
may also apply if we can not scan your slide in its existing mount.
Slides that are slightly damaged or bent will be repaired usually by
a staple along the sides or tape depending on the type of slide.
Glass Mounted or
plastic sleeves slides
If you want the
best quality scanned image it is best that we scan slides without
their glass or plastic sleeve protection, our scanners do scan very well with
these type of mounted
slides but usually best with it removed as there will be much less
dust and focusing will be much sharper. If you wish to have your
slides scanned without glass/sleeves then you need to remove the glass
before sending them to us, we can not remove and remount the glass
as part of our service. Any glass slides that are cracked will also
need the glass removed prior to sending as this will be picked up on
scanning. Glass mounted slides which are not standard size, i.e.
home made glass mounts and are too large for our scanners have to be
scanned using our medium format scanner at
medium format prices, as long as your
slides is a manufactured mount then this should not pose a problem.
Image order - Due
to the way we scan slides and negatives we cannot guarantee
any pre-set orders of images, we will try stick to an
obvious order where possible however there are many influences that can change
this, for example with slide scanning we use multiple scanners on
larger orders, this keeps the prices down and speeds up completion.
Different types/sizes of slides may need to go
through different scanners, some images may need to be scanned again
due to dirt levels or scanning incorrectly. Some slides may
need to have their mounts repaired or replaced due to being too weak
to go through our scanners. We advise that the best way to put
images in a particular order is to rename/re-order the images in
digital format when you receive them back from us, It's a lot
easier when you can see the full image on your PC screen. - If
you specifically require your slides to be in an exact order please
email or call us to discuss your requirements as this will need to
be carried on by hand on an individual slide basis and will be
charged at an hourly rate for completion, this will not be part of
our bulk scanning and costs will be extremely higher due to time
Returned order of
originals - As noted above we use bulk process scanners so can
not guarantee that we can keep your films is any particular order
for their return, we will of course do the best we can to keep to
any particular requests however with the way our scanners operate it
may not always be possible.
Numbering - Images and folders
are automatically numbered using our scanner system. If you wish for
images or folders to be renamed we advise that you carry out this
yourself once you receive your images back in digital format as you
know the images better than anybody so can correctly name them.
albums - Slides that are
sent in sleeve albums will not be put back in albums but simply
returned with elastic bands (empty albums also returned) , this is
due to possible damage to the plastic sleeves due to their age and
also the vast amount of additional time this adds to a project.
- We will do the best we can to scan the
slide the correct way but we can not guarantee this will be correct.
of the old slide producers used to vary which way they fitted slide
film in its mounts, we have found even companies such as Kodak can
you need to 'flip' the images then we have provided a link to a free
software package that can do this.
click here for XNview flip program
Mr Scan Ltd
40 Bricksbury Hill Farnham Surrey GU9
Registered in England and Wales number 6640151 VAT Number: 212 8736 15