Colour Negative Print Film Scanning Solutions | Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

35mm Colour Negative Slide Scanning Solutions in Oxfordshire UK

Digitisation of 35mm Colour Negative Print Film - Converting your Archives

In photography, a negative is an image, usually on a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film, in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. 

There are different types of films today:

Print films are standard, commonly used films. They produce transparent negatives (images with inverted colors) that are printed on photographic paper with use of an enlarger or by contact printing. These films can be color or black-and-white. 

 Color reversal film (or "slide film".) works the same as print film but it doesn’t invert colors. It makes diapositives (transparencies) which can be placed in small metal, plastic or cardboard frames and used as slides in projectors or slide-viewers.

 Color reversal sheet films of large format. They are used by professional photographers in order to produce very-high-resolution images which can be later scanned digitally. 

 Black-and-white reversal film exists but is used rarely. 

In the case of color negatives, the colors are also reversed into their respective complementary colors. Typical color negatives have an overall dull orange tint due to an automatic color-masking feature that ultimately results in improved color reproduction. Negatives were once commonly made on a thin sheet of glass rather than a plastic film, and some of the earliest negatives were made on paper.

Photographic negatives include 35mm, 35mm half frame, 110 mounts, 126 film mounts, 35mm negative strips and 35mm half frame negative strips.

WE OFFER OPTIONS FOR DIGITISING HIGH QUALITY POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC STANDARD FILM SCANNING SERVICES

BELOW IS A RESOLUTION GUIDE, OFFERING NATIONAL ARCHIVE STANDARDS UPTO 6800DPI. IF YOU REQUIRE A VARIATION OF DPI (PPI) THEN PLEASE DO ADVISE.  WE ARE HAPPY TO ADJUST RESOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT YOUR OUTPUT REQUIREMENTS   

Standard JPEG10 (3200dpi-4800dpi) - Perfect for consumer viewing on mobile devices, computers and TVs.
Publication TIFF (3200dpi+) - Perfect for publications and clients wishing a HQTIFF but manageable file size.
Archival TIFF (4800dpi - 6800dpi) - Ideal for historical societies, museums and private collections who wish to archive uncompressed digital files.
Imacon Virtual Drum Scan TIFF (6300dpi) - Ideal for specialists requiring high tonal capture for print production.
SCANNING OUTPUT 1+ 10+ 50+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 5000+
Standard JPEG 3200dpi-4800dpi 2.00 1.00 0.50 0.40 0.35 0.30 0.25
Publication TIFF 3200dpi 4.00 2.00 1.00 0.75 0.65 0.55 0.45
Archival TIFF 4800dpi-6800dpi 6.00 3.00 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75 0.75
Imacon Virtual Drum TIFF 6300dpi 8.00 4.00 2.00 1.75 1.50 N/A N/A
35mm Slides, 35mm Half Frame, 35mm Negative Strips, 35mm Half Frame Negative Strips,
110 Pocket Slides, 3D Stereo Slides, 126 film mounts, 127 Superslides, 110 Negative Strips,
126 Negative Strips, Disc Negatives.

All slides, negatives and strips are professionally cleaned and digitised to the correct resolution, before entering our post production suite where images are toned and sharpened.
Contact: cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com Tel: 01865 457000
All prices exclude VAT @ 20%

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com