Years of experience, turnaround in days

This is how we do it

Digitising a photo is the easy part. You can do that on your phone, albeit at a snail’s pace and sub-standard quality. By choosing our service, you get so much more. And you won't be disappointed. Done correctly, you'll only ever need to do this once.

Firstly, we do have some pretty nifty scanners. They make flatbed scanning look like something out of the dark ages. Combined with professional software and a large dollop of lifetime experience that only comes when you have close to 5 million scanned photos under your belt.

Simple

Digitising entire family photo archives can be complex. Our speciality is keeping it simple.

Structured

However your photos arrive, we'll make sure they're kept in order and that each batch is decipherable from the next.

Sorted

Photos are returned in order and are packaged beautifully, even if that's not how you sent them.

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Getting your photos to the lab

Courier collection from any UK address is included in our prices. We also have a London drop-off and collection point, by appointment.

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Packing your photos

Pack them meticulously if you wish, but the main thing is that they are securely and tightly packed for transit. Once digital, it's easy to organise them.

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Talkin’ 'bout a resolution

We scan photos and albums at 300dpi or 600dpi. You can read more about this here. Our slide scanners mean you don't need to choose. There's one option and it's the best physically possible.

Order, order!

What can we scan?

We know your photos weren't all taken at the same time. Photo collections are sometimes amassed over multiple decades. Gathering them together can mean a team effort involving several people and different locations. We always return your originals in exactly the same batches and order as they arrive. Any photos in batches will be scanned in batches and returned to you in batches. You can use elastic bands, string, or even pop them into envelopes. If you write on the front of the envelope, we can even scan those too.

Yes we scan

Photos, slides & albums – obviously.
Birthday cards.
Scrap books.
Diaries.
Old telegrams.
Birth certificates.
Life stuff – the flat & scannable kind.

No we scannot

Kids' paintings with glitter and pasta.
Sticky photos – ask if unsure.
Photos with Blu Tak.  
Microfilm.
Copyrighted material – ask if unsure.
Anything illegal – you'd be surprised.
We don't develop film.

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Why digitise?

What's it for? Why should you even contemplate this easy-to-put-off task?

Why now

How it works

Learn more about our service, how it works & how to get started today.

How it works

What we do

Our service in a nutshell, how it can help you and what we actually scan.

What we do