At Dorset Photographic we can make high resolution digital scans of 35mm, medium format and large format negatives and slides. We can also scan photographic prints up to A4 in size. For photos larger than A4 we can use a full-frame camera to create a digital file (please see our Artwork Photography page for details).

Scanning and Restoration at Dorset Photographic
Client: BelbinMania
Scanning: Robert Belbin
Scanning and Restoration at Dorset Photographic
Client: BelbinMania
Restoration: Robert Belbin

We always strive to create the best quality digital scan, however scanning resolutions and final image size may vary according to what we consider would best suit the original image, taking into account the quality of the supplied print, negative or slide. As a guide, we have listed some typical scanning resolutions and final image sizes below. Please just let us know if you require a specific image size and resolution.

35mm negatives and slides are scanned at 4,800 dpi to give an image size of approximately  21” x 13” at 300 dpi.

6cm x 6cm medium format negatives and slides are scanned at 2,400 dpi to give an image size of approximately 18” x 18” at 300 dpi.

Photographic prints are scanned at a suitable dpi to produce an approximate image size of A4 at 300 dpi.

Scanning and Restoration at Dorset Photographic
Client: R. Holden
Scanning: Robert Belbin
Scanning and Restoration at Dorset Photographic
Client: R. Holden
Restoration: Robert Belbin

Overview of Retouching

Pricing a retouching job is notoriously difficult because until we have scanned a negative or slide or seen the print it’s hard to determine how much time is required for the restoration. Our flat rate price for retouching is therefore based on the average time required to perform a good quality retouching and restoration service.

The retouching service includes dust, scratch and crease removal, contrast & brightness adjustments, colour correction where possible on colour images and anything else we are able to do to improve the quality of the image.

Prices for Digital Scans of Prints, Negatives or Slides Excluding Retouching
1 – 10 images: £3 per image
11  – 20 images: £2.50 per image
21 + images: £2 per image

Price Including Retouching
£25 per image