Why should I digitally archive my photos?
Can I have my slides or negatives archived?
Yes, currently we accept 35mm slides, and negatives.
Can my CD or DVD be used for reprints?
Yes, you can use your disk for reprints at any photo processing center that does digital printing, almost every modern facility has this capability. Or you can use your computer and printer to print them yourself. Our Photo Archiving disks include software that will enable you to print, view, email, and set up slide shows of your photos free of charge
Can I email my digitized pictures to friends?
Yes, the software included with your disk will enable you to email your photos.
Does my CD or DVD come with any software?
Yes. All of our Photo Archive disks contain software for viewing, printing, emailing, and creating slide shows of your pictures.
What's included with my order?
One copy of all your photos, slides, or negatives converted to high quality digital images on CD or DVD. One disk with a title you specify printed on it, and a case with your title on it. All disks include software for viewing, emailing, printing, and creating slide shows of your pictures.
Why not scan them myself?
If you happened to have the time and knowledge to you could. Scanning, saving, and archiving more than a few pictures can be time consuming. ComTechND has spent a considerable amount of time and money to perfect the process for you. Save yourself the time and frustration by having the professionals do the work for you.
What format will my photos be converted to?
Your photos will be scanned to JPEG format with 100% quality compression. We can also convert them to the loss less TIFF format if you desire.
What resolution will my photos be scanned at?
That depends on the photo. Negatives and Slides are scanned at 2400dpi, dots per inch, while prints smaller than 5x7 are scanned at 600dpi, and prints larger than 5x7 are scanned at 300dpi unless specified otherwise. That means a 4x6 print scanned at 600dpi will result in an image size of 2400x3600 pixels. A high enough resolution to accurately create an 8x12 from the digital copy without any degradation in quality. Please note most professional digital photo printing is done at 300dpi. Also, scanning prints at higher than 600dpi will not likely enhance the quality of the scan, in fact it may actually add artifacts to the image depending on the quality of the original.