Same great pricing for 20 years….

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We will be closed on Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year.

Please feel free to come-in and drop off your order anytime during our regular hours (M-F 10-6 & Sat 10-4).

THANK YOU to the over 20,000 customers we have served since 2003. 

All work done in-house.

Slides or Negatives (Scanned with Professional Film Scanners) We now offer scanning of all size negatives!!!

Digital Ice Processing (very important, see explanation below)

2000 DPI (Print up to 5"x7" or any screen viewing)

3000 DPI (Print up to 8"x10" or any screen viewing)

4000 DPI (Print larger than 8"x10" or any screen viewing)

Files delivered via USB Flash Memory Stick (provided by customer or purchased from Memory Keepers)

Optional Simple DVD Slideshow Available*

Our software scans the image prior to writing the file and eliminates minor scratches, dust and fingerprints through the use of Digital ICE technology. (not available for black & white prints or negatives)  Don't be taken by providers who quote scanning prices without Digital ICE so they can advertise low pricing but then maybe offer Digital ICE as an upgrade.  You are wasting your money if you have your slides scanned without Digital ICE.  It's like having your car washed without using soap!

This image was scanned without Digital ICE

This image was scanned with Digital ICE

This image was stored in normal conditions (in a Kodak Carousel in a box).  Anything exposed to air has small dust particles on it.  Keep in mind this original image was a slide which is only about 1.3" x 0.9".  Even dust particles not visible by the naked eye will show up as visible on your scan.  Digital ICE is a must.

* If you are interested in an actual full-blown slideshow with transitions, music and title slides, please see our slideshow page.

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    DPI stands for dots per inch.  PPI stands for pixels per inch.  These are basically the same thing.  The DPI value expresses the number of pixels per square inch that have been digitally captured.  So, for example, 300 DPI means you have 300 pixels in width and 300 pixels in height across a 1" by 1" image.  Yes….that is 90,000 pixels. 

    Resolution, the amount of DPI, needed for printing increases as you increase the size of your prints.  Resolution needed for viewing on a screen is much less than the resolution needed for printing any of the standard sized photos.  Therefore, you will be more than covered for screen viewing (TV or computer display) with our base scanning level of 2,000 DPI.

    Our 2,000 DPI scans will give you adequate resolution for printing up to  5" by 7".  For 8" by 10" printing you will need a 3,000 DPI scan and for anything larger than that, you should choose our maximum resolution of 4,000 DPI.

    In general, when scanning photos, a resolution of 300 DPI will allow you to print up to the size of the original that you are scanning.  So for a photo scan, if you have 4" by 6" photo and you want to be able to print from your scanned file up to a size of 4" by 6", then you would scan at 300 DPI.

    For slides, however, your original size is only about 1" by 1.4", so the DPI has to be much greater than 300 to print larger images.  For example, to print a slide scan as an 8" by 10", you would take those dimension times 300, so 2,400 by 3,000 needs to be your minimum resolution to print 8" by 10".  2,400 divided by 1(the 1" slide measurement) is of course 2,400.  3000 divided by 1.4 is 2,142.  So you need to take the higher requirement of 2,400 for your resolution.  Now, because an 8" by 10" is more square than a slide, dimension wise, you will need to crop some in order to print, thus our recommendation that we scan at 3,000 if you want to print a slide at 8" by 10".

    In summary, 2,000 DPI will suffice for all screen viewing and printing up to 5" by 7".  3,000 DPI is recommended for printing up to 8" by 10" and 4,000 DPI is recommended for larger than 8" by 10" or for someone wanting the maximum resolution offered.


    When we scan your slides, we create a digital image file (.jpg format) for each slide.  These are similar to the digital files created with the modern digital cameras, where a file is written on a memory card for each image captured.  We deliver these files to you on a USB flash drive provided by you or purchased by from Memory Keepers.  

    A DVD slideshow is a video created from your images.  The actual image files will not reside on the DVD, just the video of your images.  We choose to burn video on DVD so it will allow you to watch the video in the comfort of your own family room or on any computer that has a DVD drive.

    So, a USB Flash Memory Stick is for the file delivery.  A DVD is for watching a video of your images on your DVD player in a basic slideshow format (you can use your DVD remote to pause your playback at any time).


    Memory Keepers does indeed scan negatives.  Turn those strips of film negatives or the larger individual negatives into digital files!   The delivery methods and other options are the same as we offer for slides (see WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SLIDES ON A USB Flash Memory Stick VS. A DVD?)


    Standard packaging includes a DVD with no label or titling on the outside of the disc.  The top of your disc will be a blank shiny silver surface.  Your disc will come in a full-size DVD case.

    Deluxe packaging includes your title on the outside of the disc as well as appearing on the DVD case cover insert on the face and on the spine of the DVD case.  In addition, the case cover insert can be removed and there are lines on the back for making any notes you would like to record.


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