Preserve Your Old Photos with the Fastest Negative Scanning Service 

Capture’s premium service can scan film negatives and turn them into shareable digital downloads, DVDs, or USB flash drives for lifelong enjoyment.

While you don’t have to keep your film negatives in a darkroom, they are prone to fading, discoloration, and warping over time under normal conditions, which can alter or destroy your cherished family photos.

That’s why it is so important to use a negative scanning service to preserve them as high-quality digital images that will last forever as family heirlooms.

Within 30 days, you will receive your original photo negatives as well as your new high-quality digital photos. This is much faster than the 70+ day industry standard for scanning negatives to digital.

Plus, we take pride in the way we treat your negatives and photographs by tracking them every step of the way so you can rest assured they are in good hands.

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Why Should You Convert Negative Film to Digital?

There are many reasons to scan film into a digital format, including:

Your analog negatives can lose color and quality over time, but a negative photo scanning service can preserve the memories for future generations. .

If you have both the original negatives and coinciding photographs, scanning negatives to digital will lead to superior results with a sharper, more detailed digital image.

If you don’t have the corresponding family photos, then there isn’t an easy way to view your negative film without digitizing them because negatives invert the color and image.

Protect your film negatives from fire, flood, and other natural disasters for complete peace of mind.

When you digitize negatives, you make it easy to rename and archive them with additional information.

After you convert negatives, you get your choice of DVD, digital download, or USB thumb drive versions of your rolls of film.

While negative film strips don’t take up much space, digital files can be organized directly on your computer, hard drive, or in the cloud using iCloud, Google Photos, or Dropbox.

By digitizing film negatives, you make sure that future generations will be able to view your scanned images without hassle.

By transferring your negatives into digital copies, you can easily share them with loved ones using social media and email, which means no fighting over your original versions.

When you transfer your negative film to platforms like Google Photos, you can use the advanced search, archive, and reminder features.

se your own photo editing software, like Photoshop, to strive for high-resolution DPI, colorize black and white negatives, and combine old photos with new ones.

What are the Options for Converting Negatives to Digital?

There are several options for converting slides to digital images that you can choose from including a slide digitizing service, slide scanning machines, and other DIY options.

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Negative Film Scanning Machines

You can get a dedicated film scanner machine to get good results. While many people recommend a flatbed scanner as the best option for scanning negatives to digital format, you must know how to use one since they are primarily targeted at tech-savvy users. One option available on Amazon is the Kodak Scanza, which only costs $149 and offers on-screen viewability, a 14-megapixel sensor, and also scans slides. If you want high-res results, one of the best flatbed scanners is the Epson Perfection, but it costs $1,299 or more.

Pros

  • Good quality digital image results
  • Works with most computers
  • Some options double as slide scanners

Cons

  • Very time-consuming because you must scan each negative
  • Requires some technical knowledge
  • May require additional cords and film scanner adapters

Apps to Digitize Film Negatives

There are apps available to help you turn film negatives into digital images, including the FilmBox app. These options are affordable and easy to use, but you will need a light box or some other light source. The results will not be professional photography quality because they depend on your phone’s camera, which may contribute to poor pixelation.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Will automatically invert color negatives

Cons

  • Lower quality and low-resolution DPI compared with professional options
  • Time-consuming to scan each negative separately
  • Need a backlight source to shine through the negative film

Lightbox and Macro Lens

If you don’t want to spend money on a negative film scanner, then this is a good option, especially if you already have a high-quality digital camera like a Canon or Nikon DSLR model. You will need to use a macro lens and set your camera up, preferably on a tripod, above the lightbox with your negative on it (or old slides if you have them, too!). You will have to work to get the lighting right and the image cropped and digitized, but this method can be fun if you enjoy professional photography!

Pros

  • Good results
  • Affordable if you already have a digital camera

Cons

  • Time-consuming because of set-up and taking pictures one by one
  • Requires knowledge of photography
  • You will need a lightbox, tripod, and digital camera

Capture Negative Scanning Service

We are the best option for scanning negatives to digital format because we offer a balance between professional, high-quality results and affordability. We pride ourselves on being the fastest company to transfer film negatives into digital copies available as a download, DVD, or USB flash drive. Plus, we guarantee results, or we will reprocess the negatives for free.

Pros

  • Affordable at $29.99 for the first 50 negatives and only 48 cents for each negative after
  • Professional results and dedicated to the careful handling and security of your memories
  • Fast process in less than 30 days compared with the industry average of 70+ days

Cons

We do not enhance the colors or edit your original negatives in any way (although you can do that yourself using video editing software or Photoshop)

What Makes Capture the Best Option for Scanning Negatives to Digital?

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you’re dissatisfied with the results, our photo lab will reprocess your old negatives for free.

State-of-the-Art Tracking and Security

By tracking your rolls of film every step of the way, 24/7, you can rest assured knowing your memories are in good hands.

Trusted by Top Retail brands

We have exclusive partnerships with major retailer brands like Costco, Walmart, Google Photos, and CVS.

Sensitive Information protection

Our secure Memory Cloud storage system guarantees only customers have access to their negatives and digitized high-quality scans.

Quality Care

We handle your original negatives with care while creating one-of-a-kind digital versions that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Google Photos Integration

Automatically transfer your digital copies to your library using API integration (or upload media to your iCloud account with our help!).

The Fastest Turnaround Time

You will receive your digital transfer (and original negatives) within 30 days instead of the industry standard of 70+ days.

Complimentary 60-Day Backup

We offer a complimentary 60-day backup, so you never lose your priceless memories.

What Types of Negatives can Capture Accept?

When scanning negatives to digital, Capture can accept:

APS Film

110 Film

110/220 Film

126 Instamatic Film

Large Format Negatives

How Capture Negative Scanning Service Works?

Digitizing old negativesis an excellent choice for the highest quality results whether you only have film negatives of your priceless photos, or the processed photo prints are damaged, lost, or discolored. That’s because when you scan negatives, you are capturing the earliest version of the photo, which means the digital copy will be sharper and more detailed.

Convert your film negatives into digital files in three easy steps:

Click the button below and gather your photo negatives and any additional information you want to provide.
Send your negative film strips by adding a shipping label during the easy Capture checkout process. We will send you clear instructions in your order confirmation email so you can make sure your film negatives are safely shipped.
We complete our negative scanning process in less than 30 days, so you can quickly receive high-quality digital versions of your wonderful photographs as well as the original film photography.

How Much Do Negative Scanning Services Cost?

How Much Do Negative Scanning Services Cost?

Our affordable negative scanning service starts at only $29.99 for the first 50 negatives. After those first 50, you will only pay 50 cents for each negative.

These prices include our state-of-the-art tracking system, our 30-day negative scanning process, and our satisfaction guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To view film negatives, you will have to have some way to invert the color and image. Typically, this is done when creating print photos, but the best way is to digitize them straight from the negative for the highest quality, sharpest image, and the most detail.
Yes, there are apps that can turn negatives into digital images, but the pixels and quality will depend on your phone camera and skill. Plus, you will still need a light source to use these apps. The most popular negative scanning app is probably FilmBox by Photomyne.
Yes, but you will have to invert the color on the digital image after the scanning is complete. However, for a high-resolution image, a high-quality scanner designed for film is recommended.
We can digitize negatives of 35mm, APS film, 110 film, 110/220 film, 126 Instamatic film, and large negatives.

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