In Albums, Loose, Never Mounted

We all have photographs that we’ve collected and inherited over the years. Many are in albums that weren’t acid free and are now literally stuck to the pages. Some of our photos were never mounted and are in their original envelopes from the processor. It’s time to preserve them digitally.

Many of us have large collections of photos, some loose, some in albums and many framed in all different shapes and sizes, some collections are in the hundreds and more often many are in the thousands.

It becomes very difficult to enjoy photographs to their fullest when they are mostly stored away, out of sight and out of mind. Over the years, photos fade, their colors can shift, they are unknowingly subjected to moisture and at risk of being damaged. It is not a pleasant thought to consider, but it is reality, I assure you.


Three generations of Diamonds - Bob Diamond, Jacob Diamond & Bill Diamond. The photo was taken on January 15, 2011 at Bob’s daughter Erica’s wedding.

In this digital age, photographs are being enjoyed on inexpensive digital photo frames. They come in all sizes from as small as a 3.5 inch to as large as 24 inch. Imagine taking your entire photo collection, preserving it digitally and having each image present in a slide show on one of these frames? Better than looking at the top of the hall closet at 24 one hundred page photo albums collecting dust, taking space and decomposing away?
We'll can take your photographic collection, using a Kodak high speed professional scanner and digitally archive them onto a CD, DVD, External Hard Drive or USB Jump Drive so you can easily distribute replicas of the collection to your family, far and wide. With DTV, we'll follow your instructions for organization to the letter.
The standard service we provide calls for a 300 dpi .JPG format, but we can also scan with higher resolutions and produce any other image format you might prefer over a .JPG. Obviously the higher the resolution the higher the file size and the longer the scan takes. An example of that comparison is that a 300 dpi .jpg file produced from a 4x5 photograph typically results in a file size up to 2 megabytes as compared to a 600 dpi scan of the same sized photo in .TIFF format which produces about a 12 megabyte file size. We can direct you in regards to what format and resolution you should have based upon what your use will be. Most customers elect the 300 dpi .jpg
Photos that are inside albums that were not acid free will be carefully removed undamaged, even when they appear to be stuck. They will be removed by whatever practical means are necessary and will be scanned and sorted in the same manner as they were presented on the pages. When they are in "higher end" albums, such as is the case with wedding albums, the pages will be scanned on a flatbed scanner or the images will be removed, scanned and replaced into the albums. Those photos in the cheaper non acid free albums or where the albums integrity is lost, those photos will be returned to you in large envelopes identified for the albums they came from.

ALL photos will be scanned exactly as is within the basic service. The intermediate service provides for color corrections and minor touch up restoration, while the superior service is designated only for those images that were submitted in a severely damaged condition and must be restored fully. In those cases damage could include major facial reconstruction or severe tears or photos that are stuck to glass from their frames.
Individual jobs as small as 1 photo to as many 17,000 have passed through our scanners.
Prices range upward from as low as $.25 per photo