Our clients range from prestigious institutions, film companies to the general public.
Our studio is equipped with broadcast quality equipment to achieve best results. Safety of handling is a top priority.
On larger orders, we always strive to give a greater discount.
So call us now for some no-obligation, jargon-free advice on 0800 690 6160!
Supaphoto Nears it’s 20 Year Anniversary! - With 000’s of Satisfied Slide Scanning Customers
Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years now. We’ve thousands of happy clients ranging from countless private individuals to prestigious institutions, museums and film production companies. Over the years, we’ve accumulated countless positive reviews regarding photo scanning from happy clients and it would be a privilege if you became our next customer.
No job is too large or even too small. We are used to converting anything from a single photograph to thousands.
Photographic Formats that We Convert
There aren’t many types of image that we don’t convert. From photo scanning, slide scanning and negative scanning, we’ll cover most peoples needs.
Transparency Scanning Service - What kind of transparencies do we scan?
Common print brands we are handle – Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, Boots, Ilford & more
Whatever the brand, we’re used to handling them.
Supaphoto's Photo Scanning Advantadges
Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto everyday. You won’t be disappointed
Security of Handling
We take security of handling very seriously
Free cropping, rotating, and colour correction when necessary
Optional Advanced Service
Ideal for customers with material that needs more tender loving care
Choice of Output
Chose between Digital Files or DVD or go for a dual media safety pack
Our goal is always to reproduce your 35mm slides as faithfully as feasible. It’s important to capture in great detail so as to enable whatever your next steps are – i.e. viewing as large images on a tv or creating a photo book.
We give them a light blow with compressed air and
then lightly brush them to remove obvious dust.
If you’ve requested them to be scanned in order, that’s what we’ll endeavour to do. .
We're Easy to Deal With
Understanding your goals and future-proofing your decision
When a customer is gracious enough to make an enquiry, we don’t leapt to any conclusions as to their end goal. That’s because we’ve learnt over time that people make initial enquiries with a variety of objectives in mind. Understanding this helps get things right first time and help future-proof their decision. Without this initial consultation, it’s easy to leave the client in a position where certain undiscussed goals might not be met.
A good example of this is where a client’s 35mm transparencies are in a poor condition and would like them improved. Alternatively, it could be where the aim is to reproduce the albums as stylish printed photo books.
That’s one of the reasons why we’re different as Supaphoto – We’re determined to meet your needs first time around, whether they are small or large in ambition.
Commonly Requested Options
i) Automatic dust and scratches removal with slides and negatives
In most cases, we’re simply asked to reproduce negatives and slides as faithfully as possible. Unlike most of our competitors, we do not automatically apply automated dust and scratch removal software treatment when scanning since although it sounds great, on closer inspection, the software often gets things wrong and makes bad decisions resulting in poor scans.
For example, in digitising original forensic slides taken straight after fire slides from Windsor Castle, our client would have never allowed us to do so. For this reason we approach each job differently.
ii) Transferring your slides in order
Yes we can and there’s no charge. We fully appreciate the desire for clients to want their collections repeated in a logical order where possible. Your images are unique and very personal things that mean a lot to you. If your material gets to us in a way that is clear and obviously ordered, we’ll do our very best to keep them in this order. We also endeavour to create logical folders for you in turn.
iii) Scanning at a higher resolution.
Yes, for a little extra, you can have your slides scanned at a higher resolution. However we suggest that you consult us initially since in many cases, people ask for higher resolution when in reality they won’t need it for what they are looking to achieve. The question you should always ask yourself is ‘what resolution is right for me’?
This will depend on your goals. For example, someone looking to view their newly scanned digital images on their computer will have different needs to someone looking to create poster sizes prints. To save cost then, feel free to consult us initially.
Sometimes we’re asked to offer a superior level of service to accommodate customer’s specific needs.
A Variety of Requests
We are used to dealing with a variety of requests in respect of photo scanning, especially where there are many needs that our clients sometimes want to be met.
A number of services
This might relate to a number of elements including lifting image colours, contrast, restoration, broadcast-quality resolution, creating multiple copies or even creating a bespoke film out of the images with audio commentary as an overlay.
Either way, at Supaphoto, we are happy to customise our service to suit you.
Photo Editing and Restoration
Formats we convert to
We invariably scan to high-resolution JPEGs. Sometimes these are simply referred to as JPG. It’s probably the most popular and compatible image format used. That’s a large reason why so many people use it nowadays. JPEG also is the standard file format of most of consumer quality digital cameras and is also supported by almost all of today’s imaging software. JPEG is also really great for creating smaller file sizes for uploading your images on the internet, or for use with e-mail. It’s also a good choice because it’s very popular and likely to be around for a long time. We use maximum quality JPEG compression settings that provide you with high quality images.
TIFF format is often the standard for most commercial and professional printing needs. It’s a good choice for archiving images when all detail must be preserved and file size is not so much of a consideration. TIFF files are typically very large in size compared to JPEGs because no compression at all is used. Let us know if this is your preferred option.
Our Slide Scanning Prices (35mm Mounted Slides)
1a. Standard Scanning Service
1-100 Slides - £0.99
101-300 Slides - £0.89
301-600 Slides - £0.79
601-1000 Slides - £0.69
1000 Onwards - £0.59
1b. Advanced Scanning Service
1-100 Slides - £1.29
101-300 Slides - £1.16
301-600 Slides - £1.03
601-1000 Slides - £0.90
1000 Onwards - £0.77
2. Media Choice & Output Options
Copy on USB Memory Stick- £19.99
Because a back-up set makes sense
Copy of Files on CD/DVD in Presentation Case - £19.99
To safeguard against digital files getting lost or damaged
Dual Media Safety Pack - £29.99
If you're not sure which output option to go for our heavily discounted dual media safety pack is ideal for future safekeeping
Automatic Dust & Scratches Treatment - £0.15
This feature works well with most slides but may not always be required. We can always evaluate them beforehand
(Additional Cost Per Image)
3. Common Requests & Enhancements
Upgrade to TIFF Scans - £0.10
More Suitable for Archival Preservation. Good choice where an extra level of detail is required
(Additional Cost Per Image)
Remounting 35mm Slides - £0.95
Sometimes, but not often, the glue that binds the cardboard mounts and the slide image becomes weak. In such a case we can replace the old mount with a new plastic one
(Additional Cost Per Image)
Voiceover Service – Enquire
You can bring your photos to life for future generations by adding a helpful audio commentary to your images as they appear one by one
It's easier than you think!
4. Photo Restoration Options
Enhancements - £39.99
(Retouching, light marks & blemishes, scratch removal, improved contrast & colours, red eye correction)
Enhance & Restore - £49.99 Additional work such as greater scratch and blemish corrections, enlargement and light tears (not facial)
Full Restoration - £69.99
As enhance & restore option but with more detailed, time consuming work - greater scratch and blemish corrections, removal of difficult objects and tears and reconstruction in key areas
We simply ask to view any images beforehand since it’s difficult to assess the amount of work needed without this step
No upfront payment needed either! All prices include return delivery – tracked for peace of mind
Oh!.. and we often offer discounts for larger orders – so call us now..!
Give us a ring today on Freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line
One of Supaphoto's Proudest Photo Scanning Moments
Being Chosen to Scan Sir Richard Attenborough's Personal Collection of Photographs
When the University of Sussex approached us to scan and preserve the collection of photographs that they had inherited from film director Sir Richard Attenborough, we were so proud to have been chosen as their partner in this prestigious project. Now thousands of never-before-seen photographs and other material spanning Richard Attenborough’s extraordinary life and career are now at the fingertips of students, researchers and the public, thanks to a new archival collection. We frequently come across interesting items such as the photo wallets to the right. Over the years, we’ve scanned thousands of photographs from prestigious multi album sets going as far back as early 1900’s for famous British politicians to the photo albums and movies of famous TV and movie stars.
We're a Passionate Team
We love what we do and care deeply about what it means to you
Thousands of Satisfied Customers
Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years with 000s of happy customers
Your Happiness Matters
If you are not satisfied with the results, nor are we. That’s the Supaphoto way
Why Choose Supaphoto?
Because you can trust us to take care of your memories as if they were our own
1st Class Quality
Supaphoto’s safe and dedicated studio has been designed with the goal of digitising films to an extremely high standard.
Our latest HD cine film scanners employ broadcast-quality features which result in a stunning finish.
Our clients range from prestigious institutions, TV production companies to thousands of satisfied private individuals. Just take a look on Google to see or reviews!
We know that your investment is one of the most memorable gifts you will give to yourself and your family.
With this in mind, we’ve done everything we can to make the process as simple as possible for you.
We are always happy to speak on the phone and help you through the process.
And by the way – we do our best not to use jargon.
Peace of Mind
For over 15 years, we’ve been transferring your memories with passion and dedication.
At the centre of what we do is a safe handling policy that we take very seriously.
Rest assured that we’ll take good care of your precious material, regularly updating you along the way.
We understand that this is an important decision for you.
Trusted Parner to Thousands of Private Individuals, Institutions & TV Production Companies
We’ve helped 000s of private individuals to share, preserve and enjoy their films over the years
Museums and Other Institutions
We’ve had the honour of converting countless films and recordings for prestigious museums too
TV & Film Production Companies
We’re proud to have been chosen by numerous film production companies over the years
Typical reasons our customers digitise their photographs
Over the years, we have seen a wide variety of drivers behind a client’s desire to digitalise their photographs. Typically, these reasons fall into three camps:
Old media decays over time, by transferring it soon you can save your memories from fading away
i) Preserving their material
35mm transparencies consist of a transparent piece of film encased in a rigid paper square. If any moisture gets into your storage box, these slides can then develop mould or mildew in time. This can create yellowish marks. Eventually this mould will eat right through the film. Furthermore, heat can loosen the glue on the paper sleeves so that the film falls out and get scratched – very common. Light can also easily cause the images to fade. Dirt and dust can easily scratch the surface of the film. So please don’t store your slides in a garage or attic.
Consider the temperature. As film fades over time, the sooner you do it, the better generally we would say.
Film fades over time whereas digital files do not. Preservation is always one of the biggest reasons why people digitise their films. The magic of photographs is that they truly capture the special events in your life – from when your child is born to its first steps and onto school. But pictures simply don’t last forever and can easily fade and deteriorate, losing the rich colours and details they once had. The only way to truly preserve these wonderful moments in time is to scan slides to digital.
If you digitise your media and put it on formats where it can be viewed, you can share your media with friends and loved ones.
Sometimes it’s a simple as being able to view their material again. You can also easily share your films over the internet at zero cost so there’s often no need at all to make expensive copies. It’s also so much more convenient to view your images on a large TV screen, computer or even in the form of newly printed photo books without loose images falling out onto the floor.
There are many others types of photo gifts that people with their scanned images! Typical examples include photobooks, prints, canvas prints and wall art with more besides.
Our services are also often used when people are considering giving gifts. We frequently see customers create photobooks for special birthdays with first photos of when they were born! Often it’s for weddings or Christmas presents. The list goes on. Whatever your idea, with a little bit of planning, you’ll be able impress your friends and family with a photo gift that’s unique. Make your family’s smiles last for many years to come!
Finally, slides in boxes tend to take up a lot of space and create clutter. Digitalising them will sort this issue out too! Instead of taking up the space of two suitcases, one of our recent customers is now overjoyed at the ability to simply took at them on her tablet!
Once your media is in digital format you can have fun editing it!
There’s so much fun that you can have once your slides have been digitalised. You can really take control over your family archive!
Looking at old slides that make your smile will only have a positive effect on your health and help bring your friends and family together to trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body!
Here’s just a few of the most common projects that our customers have fun with:
– Organising your films into logical groups
– Renaming each file and placing in date order
– Improving the images – for example making them lighter or darker
– Creating your own shiny new printed photo books – no more loose images falling out onto the floor
– Uploading them to your social media i.e Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox etc or family tree sites
– Creating your own family slideshow with titles per image, fading in and out of each other
– Overlaying your own audio commentary to bring your images to life!
– They can be loaded onto a digital photo frames
– New prints can be made
Don’t Just Take our Word For it...
Helpful, friendly, jargon-free but zero obligation advice!
Supaphoto has been in this area for many years now so are well positioned to give you first rate advice that will often save you spending more than you need to. Likewise we’re often advising people about steps they can take after we’ve return their material to them – for example how to edit and share their digitalised material with their family after we have carried out the work.
Whenever we help people this in this way, Supaphoto takes a huge amount of pride ourselves in explaining things in jargon-free simple terms – it’s another example of what makes Supaphoto different.
Photo Gift Ideas
Cine Gift Occasions
Make the magic happen! – Contact us now!
Just call us on Freephone 0800 690 6160 to discuss our cine film transfer service or email us for further information. And remember to ask about possible discounts on larger quantities!