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Hi Res Scans - Who to use?

AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
2 Dec 2005 1:45PM
I have recently purchased, with full rights, the 120 negs of my wedding. Can anyone recommend a company who will provide Hi-Res scans to disc? Preferably in tiff format, will also consider other formats.

I have posted this thread in the Digital Imaging and Film Cameras forums in the hope it will attract a better informed response from either.

Thanks in advance,


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strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 1:49PM
Keep posting someone may notice.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Dec 2005 1:50PM
AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
2 Dec 2005 1:53PM
Thanks Keith, I'll take a look.

Any more guys, I like choice.
bandidos 14 178
2 Dec 2005 3:05PM
Hmmm... how much do you want to spend?
AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
2 Dec 2005 3:13PM
Hmmm... How long is a piece of string?

Like most people, I want to spend the lowest price that will return good results.

bandidos 14 178
2 Dec 2005 3:16PM
AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
2 Dec 2005 3:19PM
duratorque 15 427 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 11:39PM
I have heard good things about rkphotographic.co.uk from Photography Monthly. Have you thought about buying a scanner? It may be cheaper if you are scanning a lot. Also you can sell it on Ebay after. This way you should no lose too much money.
3 Dec 2005 7:14AM
This may be of interest to you.
Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
3 Dec 2005 8:03AM
I tried one of the above with disappointing results in the colour department and opted for www.blueskyimages.co.uk who I am still using today for my medium format scans.Great results.
AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
3 Dec 2005 11:32AM
Thanks Guys.

Ian (Camairish), which one disapointed you?

Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
4 Dec 2005 10:48AM
The company with which I was disappointed with results was R & K photographic - NOT rkphotographic as mentioned above - they are 2 different set ups.I sent some XPan transparencies down and found the colour in the scans to be noticeably different from the original slides. BlueSkyImages repeated the same scans and the results were perfect.Being British I foolishly didn't get back in touch with R & K which I probably should have done.It may have been my fault for not specifying exactly what I wanted but either way,I'm very happy with who I use now.
Good luck,
5 Dec 2005 4:40AM
One thing that can happen to cause colour issues is that sometimes people look at scans supplied by scan houses in the wrong colour space or on uncalibrated monitors. As an example, scans may be scanned in Adobe RGB colour space, but people may have their colour space in PS set to SRGB. This can cause apparent colour issues that in reality can be rectified at a click of a mouse.
milward 14 9
5 Dec 2005 6:54AM
At Genie Imaging we can provide Hi-Res scans to disc.

Visit our website Genie Imaging to see our prices.

We are an advertiser in the directory section (moderators we have permission to post this thread ask Tracy)....

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