1. SAVE TIME - There is no doubt about it, if you have scanned photo prints, slides or negatives you know the task is time-consuming and tedious. Even with the most advanced high-speed scanners, it can take more than 5 minutes for a professional to scan and adjust a single photo. For example, digitizing a modest collection of 2,500 35mm slides could take more than 200 hours. Thats about a month of dedicated 10 hour workdays of scanning and adjusting images and that estimate excludes training, setup and necessary trial and error testing.
2. SAVE MONEY - Photo scanning services typically use the most advanced, professional scanning devices, workflow systems, and processes available. These significant investments in technology and training enable scanning services to offer the highest quality results at low costs, significantly lower than an individual could achieve buying equipment, learning software and manually scanning photos. An individual would have to scan thousands of slides or negatives, often with marginal or unacceptable results, to pay for one high-quality film scanner typically used by photo scanning services. Add any value to your time expended and the financial benefit of using a photo scanning service becomes even more significant.
3. GET BETTER RESULTS - Creating super high quality digital images from analog media requires not only the most advanced equipment and processes, but also experience, specialized skills, techniques, and knowledge. Often, choosing a photo scanning service can ensure you get the best possible digital images at a reasonable cost and in less time than you could digitize photos yourself.
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