Shoebox scanning is a high-speed system of scanning that allows the staff at Pixels Plus to digitise large numbers of your precious photographs.
Pixels Plus are able to scan prints & documents from as small as 9cmx6cm up to 20cmx30cm or A4 and put them on to CD or DVD at very low price.
The service is a great way to preserve all your photographs. You will be able to share them over the internet, easily make more prints and enjoy a digital slide show on your computer or TV ( if TV supports jpg image preview).
Please note that these are high-speed auto scans and not manual high resolution professional scans, for this service prices start at $5.00 per scan and for more information on this service please scroll down the page.
Most prints and documents will be able to go through our high-speed scanning service, but delicate old photographs, Polaroid prints, mounted prints on card and torn or damaged photographs will need to be manually scanned, which also include manual enhancement.
Minimum Charge is $49.00 Per Order
Our high-speed photo scanning service is designed to digitally preserve your regular photos. This service is not designed to archive professional images with museum-quality clarity. We do provide both services and for individual high-resolution scans please consult the price list under Film & Print Scanning Services. High-speed photo scans are as little as 24¢ each when you provide 2,000 or more photos
|Do my photos need to be removed from albums?||Yes they do. The Shoe Box scanning service is for loose photos only. The prints must be loose, preferably from slip-in albums as the prints can not have any double sided tape or tabs, glue or Blue Tack on them as you will usually have when removing from a dry-mount album (photo corners are fine). We can scan these prints, but they will need to be scanned manually at the $2 per scan price.|
|What is the resolution of my scanned photos?||All photos are scanned at 300 dpi from the original print size. A standard 4x6 usually is about 6MB in uncompressed size. These scans are ideal for emailing, social media websites and printing to their original size.|
|Can you scan my photos at a higher resolution?||Yes, we can also scan at 600 dpi from the original print size. Larger scans are charged at the same rate plus 50%. These scans are ideal if you plan to print larger than the original size and crop your images.|
|How much will I be charged it I order less than 100 prints at one time?||$49.00 is the minimum price of the order, so if you order less than 100 prints at a time, the total charge will still be $49.00, plus additional charges for for add-ons, if ordered.|
|How long will it take to complete my scanning order?||Pixels Plus will scan most orders within one week of receiving your order. This will depend on your additional products and quantity of scans.|
|Can I get my prints scanned in a specific order?||Yes, we can do that. Simply sort your prints in the order you want them scanned and in their relative sizes e.g. 4x6, 5x7, etc. Make sure to clearly indicate that this is the order you would like them to end up on the CD. You can also place a paper divider, cut to the relative size, to mark the start and end of a particular album or box that the photos are from and we will scan them along with your photos. Please do your best to have the orientation of all landscape prints facing upright and all portrait prints laying in a landscape position as well.|
|Can you scan photos that are stuck in albums?||Yes, we can! But the bulk-scanning price does not apply because we cannot insert complete pages in our scanners. We can scan individual prints in the album or scan the page as a whole if it's not to big for the scanner, without having to remove the prints. This is classed as a manual scan and the cost starts at $5.00 per scan.|
|Can you scan small photos too?||Yes we can. Wallet size (2.5x3.5in) is the smallest size we can scan using the Shoe Box Service. Anything smaller will have to be manually scanned at $2.00 per scan.|
|What happens if my pictures are curled or bent?||Any photo that is creased badly or torn will not be scanned. All photos must be able to lay reasonably flat when stacked with other photos.|