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  • We scan any type of mounted slide, including, 35mm, 126, 127, 110, negative, positive, monochrome, glass, plastic or card. (Glass mounted charged differently, see below*)
  • 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 use)
  • 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.


126 Format Slide - Viewable frame size 26.5mm x 26.5mm.

Excludes larger medium format mounted film  & custom made glass mounted *see below




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126 Format Slide - Viewable frame size 26.5mm x 26.5mm.





How It Works

Premium Professional
Can't decide JPG or TIFF ? Premium
Please use our website checkout page to work out the total cost including tax & postage

 1-199 40p

200+ 36p

1000+ 33p

 Per image



 1-199 56p

200+ 53p

1000+ 51p

 Per image


Average Scanning area (Pixels)

(Varies depends on Slide manufacture, size and cropping)

4700x3100 4700x3100
Resolution 4000 dpi 4000 dpi
Premium Need 10,000 DPI Premium
Bit Depth 24 24
Saved as Jpeg Tiff
Average File Size 7-30Mb 60-65Mb

Dust Removal


Colour Correction Full Digital ROC
Grain Noise Reduction Full Digital GEM
Contrast and Exposure Full Digital SHO Technology
Rotation YES
Inspection and touch up Full inspection and minor touch up where required
General Information





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 printing

Professional service 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






126 Format Slide - Viewable frame size 26.5mm x 26.5mm. 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 are custom made and not supplied by a standard slide manufacture, they do not fit in our scanning rig. However we can scan them using our high resolution flatbed scanner, 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.

Please make sure that you check any batches of slides you send us for these glass mounted slides. If you are unsure please send us a photo of your slides in question so that we can confirm. We scan all images received charge accordingly.

75p per image, JPG or TIFF

For larger format  mounted or un-mounted (120 film) please click here to see our medium format page

Larger Mounted film

Any mounted film larger than the standard 5cm by 5cm mounted slide can not be scanned using our standard slide scanning service it is classified as medium format film, we do however scan it, please click  for details of our 120 Medium Format scanning services, or use the dropdown menu above.

Individual Slide Scanning

This is a custom service where each slide is individually scanned at 5000dpi on our system with customised colour, contrast, gamma etc adjustments made during the process. The slide is scanned up to 16 times to get the best result and can take up to 40 minutes to complete each scan. Once scanned the image is manually restored using Adobe Photoshop and our Loupedesk studio (Left)


£6.75 per image in TIFF

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 scanned
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*


Simple Scanning


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 upon completion.

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)


Please make sure that you use protective material to protect your films in the post. We will re-use your original packaging to return your films to you, this saves you additional packaging costs and is more environmentally friendly. These are your films so using the best protective material possible is advised.

“No tissue as this causes debris on the film”


A few useful points to read about our slide scanning services:

  • 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, see link here.

  • 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/Grouping- Due to the way we scan slides and negatives we cannot guarantee any pre-set order or grouping of your slides, 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.  

  • 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. You slides may not be in the exact box location you sent them in.

  • 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.

  • Plastic sleeve 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.

  • Inverted Images - We will do the best we can to scan the slide the correct way but we can not guarantee this will be correct. Many 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 vary. If 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

  • *Dust removal can never be 100%, it's all down to how the original material has been cared for and stored over the years, our process uses high end air compressors and top of the range software however without liquid cleaning the film it will never come out 100% dust free, some slides fair better than others. We do not offer a liquid clean of the film as this can damage the film. Most slides scanned come out very well with our dust removal technique.

  • Art Work -We can scan art work (Paintings, drawings) in slide format however scanning of art work can cause slight colour issues due to some pastel art being assumed as faded by our scanners and enhanced, art work photographed in art frames can also cause incorrect cropping of the inner frame.


Professional film archive scanning of 35mm slides and transparencies to Digital download, USB or CD. High resolution slide scanning at low costs, including Kodak Kodachrome and Ektachrome film




Mr Scan Ltd

40 Bricksbury Hill Farnham Surrey GU9 0LZ

Registered in England and Wales number 6640151    VAT Number: 212 8736 15

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