Even during digitization, your picture is processed with the help of the so-called Digital ICE-V process and small scratches and dust are removed. During the subsequent manual post-processing, we remove, for example, deeper scratches and improve the color balance and contrast of the image. On the other hand, major restoration work, such as those that occur after mold infestation, are not included in our standard offer. Please contact us for a quote in such cases.
We mainly use the Epson V800 and V850 scanners. After a few years in which we had used the legendary Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED, we switched to the Epson scanners, because they achieved at least as good results but work faster. The scanners are equipped with the Epson Dual Lens System and support the DIGITAL ICE ™ technology, which enables us to achieve consistently top results when scanning films and photos.
With glass slides we have to remove the frames in order to achieve an optimal scan result. After digitizing, the pictures are framed again.
The higher the resolution of an image, the higher the image quality. ScanCorner digitizes every image format with the optimal resolution, which - depending on the image format - is different. We usually digitize slides with 3000 dpi, which corresponds to an approximate resolution of 10 megapixels. If you would like a higher resolution, please contact our customer service or indicate this when placing your order.
The privacy and protection of your analog media is of central importance to us. In order to prevent the misuse of your material and to protect your privacy, each order is only processed by one employee. In addition, there is no internet access on our internal servers. We can guarantee that your private memories will never be viewed by third parties.
As with negatives, the image quality of slides deteriorates over the years, even if they are stored safely in magazines. Slides are made up of chemicals that react very strongly to light, moisture and temperature fluctuations. Over time, these chemicals will erode, resulting in poor image quality. This is noticeable through the yellow coloration and slight cracks. Dust, oil, dirt or certain gases also contribute to the deterioration of the image quality. The aging and deterioration of the image quality of the slides is largely determined by climatic factors. In addition, the quality of the original film material also plays a decisive role.
Slides have a defined front and back. Checking this is part of our standard process. However, if individual slides have been lined up the wrong way round, scanned images may also be reversed. Please check this when you look at your online gallery and let us know your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scancorner offers free manual color correction and restoration of every slide. This step is part of our editing process and is included in the price. Our qualified staff retouches each image by hand to adjust colors and brightness, or to remove dust and scratches.
Part of our digitization process is the cleaning of your analog media. In this step we remove gross contamination and dust. If a microfiber cloth is not enough, we will try to clean your slides with a special cleaning fluid. If it is not possible to completely remove the contamination, we will inform you of this.
With our Eco-Scan offer, you benefit from our special price without sacrificing quality. Since you meet us with the processing time, we do not have to send your originals back and we do not have to burn a DVD, we save costs that we pass on to you in full. Please note that we can send you your originals back up to 6 months later for a fee. After 6 months we will send you an email as a reminder before we destroy the originals.