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Slide & Negative Scanning

Convert slide and negative assets to a versatile digital format

Slide and Negative Scanning Services

Many organisations still hold a great deal of photographic information in slide or negative film format. Ability to view this information requires special equipment making access both difficult and time-consuming.

Digitise your archives with low-cost slide and negative scanning from DCS

With the DCS slide and negative scanning service, organisations can convert commercial, public or confidential slide and negative assets to a versatile digital format. These assets can then be viewed rapidly on-screen, shared with colleagues and partners online or made available to the media, general public and other parties as required. Converting your film assets to digital format is also a wise back-up precaution and can be implemented as part of disaster recovery programmes.

Full indexing for ease of retrieval

The DCS negative and slide scanning service is carried out on state-of-the-art equipment at resolutions from 1200 to 4000 dpi. We scan all common formats including 35mm and larger formats such as 4” x 5” film. Converting information held on film media to digital format opens the door to the full benefits of electronic handling. As part of the negative and slide scanning operation, DCS offer a full indexing service to apply useful metadata to scanned images, enabling complete digital asset management.

Your scanned images can be supplied in a range of formats including JPEG, TIFF, EPS, GIF and PNG, editable OCR versions, and document formats such as PDF, Word and PowerPoint. We can supply your scanned images on media such as CD or DVD or upload them to online storage space.

Digital retouching service

As part of our negative and slide scanning service, we offer retouching services to improve poor quality originals. The retouching service can include removal of scratches and other marks, contrast adjustment, image sharpening and other correction and watermarking operations.

All negative and slide scanning work is carried out at our UK scanning facilities which are fully accredited to the ISO 9001 quality standard, as well as having full accreditation to the ISO 27001 standard covering information security.

CS digitises microfiches, blueprints, paper and parchment for HM Prison Service

DCS protects the intellectual property of NAPP Pharmaceutical

DCS preserves a wide variety of drawings and microfilms for East Midlands Electricity


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