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Many people think the most economical option is to purchase their own slide, negative, or photo converter. While this will get the job done, these consumer devices may not yield the quality you are hoping for. Also, you might find that you won’t get enough use out of one of these machines to justify the up front cost. And, let's face it - scanning a photo, slide, and/or negative yourself can be extremely time-consuming and can drive you to the edge of insanity!
Alternatively, you can find a professional photo scanner who uses high end commercial scanning equipment. Not only will top of the line technology produce unmatched quality, but expert imaging technicians will analyze each frame. This ensures the best quality exposure, focus, color fidelity, cropping, and orientation.
One particularly valuable service that you won't get out of a home scanner is dust and scratch removal. Professional photo technicians will carefully clean your materials with compressed air. CleanScan technology is a sophisticated optical process that “sees through” dust and scratches during the digital conversion, producing a nearly flawless digital image.
Using a professional for your photo, negative, and slide scanning is easy! Simply browse the available products and services online, make your selection, and mail your materials in. You will receive the finished product in the form of a photo CD or DVD or digital electronic format. Photos are generally provided in JPEG or 8 and 16bit TIFF formats.
Digital Pickle, ranked by CNN Money as the #1 photo scanner in the US in 2006, is a great source of information about photo, negative, and slide scanning. To ask how they can help you keep your cherished photos forever, contact Digital Pickle at 1-800-889-0730, visit their website at www.digitalpickle.com, or email them today.