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ScanCafe proudly counts hundreds of professional photographers among our customers. Here are what some professional photographers have to say about us.
"I know too many photographers who have lost thousands of important images to the effects of time or disasters.
Scanning on my own just took way too much time away from shooting. Up until now it wasn't affordable to have my whole archive scanned by somebody else, particularly by someone who could deliver professional quality scans. Now there's ScanCafe, and they really have the answer. ScanCafe is a terrific alternative to 'do-it-yourself' scanning. I entrusted my invaluable original images to them, and they did a first-rate job for me.
- David Hume Kennerly , March 3, 2009,
Award-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly has photographed presidents, panics, wars, and world events. He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War, and two years later was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's personal photographer. He was recently named, One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and most recently, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Kennerly has recently joined ScanCafe's Advisory Board to consult on image quality and support for professional photographers.
Guttman is the creator of the influential "To Imagine" hardcover book series, a visual chronicle of magical lodging, adventures and experiences around the world. He has twice been the recipient of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year. His photographic images of the Amazon were featured in a 2008 exhibition at the United Nations.
Guttman taught travel photography in New York and his frequent slide show lectures have been met with wide national attention. In praise of the work done for him by ScanCafe, he elaborates, "I am a passionate fan of the extraordinary ScanCafe services that were utilized for the creation of my award winning Travel App." His work as a travel journalist has been profiled on A&E Television and he has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN Travel Guide and the Travel Channel.
- Peter Guttman
"I've spent more than 50 years helping preserve photographs of all kinds," said Henry Wilhelm, President and Director of Research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. "The transition from the traditional silver-halide analog photography of film and prints to digital cameras, files, and printers is the most far-reaching change in the more than 150-year history of photography. As imaging technology evolves, our research continues to expand and now includes both short-term and long-term digital file preservation issues."
Wilhelm continued, "I've been impressed by ScanCafe's methodical approach to scanning and digital restoration of both B&W and color negatives, slides, and prints. The time and care their technicians devote to color correction and digital repair of scratches, tears, and other physical damage for each image is impressive. I look forward to working with ScanCafe on long-term digital preservation strategies as well as on the preservation of valued photographic prints, negatives, and slides. We need to preserve it all!"
Wilhelm, a leading expert on the preservation of various imaging mediums from color prints, negatives and slides to motion pictures, has advised the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and many commercial and private photography collections.
- Henry Wilhem
"Last month I sent a handful of old slides to India to get scanned. More specifically , Scan Cafe. My buddy Van Hayes told me about this so called Scan Cafe. What a deal. I'm preparing my next package of slides to send away...more"
- Allison V. Smith, Diary of a Photographer , October 20, 2010,
"Overall I’m really impressed. The image quality is pretty good and, like I said, the process was really simple and smooth...This is one happy customer...it will take some time, since I have a lot of negs to get through, but I’ll eventually have all of my negatives safely scanned and archived on my computer, thanks to ScanCafe...more"
- Nicole S. Young, Nicolesy - Photography by Nicole S. Young , September 13, 2010,
"The scans look pretty good to me. Old pictures tend to look old because of degradation of colors, etc. For purposes of nostalgia, the image quality certain was more than adequate. Could I use the scan a commercial setting? Perhaps, but there are more professional options with better quality equipment (at correspondingly higher prices)...I uploaded the images to Facebook, tagged a few, and for the next few days, there was a tidal wave of activity with some very heartfelt recollections. The process underscored the emotional connections we create to images, and how important a photo can be to our memory. I was so pleased with the results, that I sent off another 1000 images to be scanned....more"
- Allen Murabayashi, photoshelter.com , April 15, 2010,
"ScanCafe looks to be a viable option for those needing to digitize large volumes of slides or negatives...If you have just a handful of negatives to digitize (say, wedding photos) and you don’t plan on shooting film ever again, it’s probably worth having it done by ScanCafe. If you’re a busy working professional photographer who shoots film most of the time, it might also be worth having it done by ScanCafe if you can offset the cost and if you can afford to wait several months to get your scans (yes, 8 weeks is their typical turnaround time)...more"
- Brian Auer, FeelingNegative.com , March 15, 2010,
"In all my negatives were gone from me for a little over a month, almost a month and a half. Still that outperformed even ScanCafe’s estimates. Once the package arrive I plugged it in and view family photos I hadn’t seen in years. With bright vibrant, colors and sharp high quality scans. The final product was much better than what I was expecting. Overall, I was very impressed with their cost vs. quality. For very little per scan you can have someone else handle the tedium of large volume scanning...more"
- Michael W. Gray, lifeindigitalfilm.com , September 25, 2009,
"I probably have thousands of old photos that will never look as good as they do right now. As each day passes, they will continue to fade. Left up to me, I would probably never have gotten to a point that I had enough free time to scan these treasures...I’ve already shipped off my second, larger batch off to ScanCafe. This is just the kind of service I need and the prices are great too...more"
- Terry White, terrywhite.com , July 13, 2009,
"...As I went through each image, the first thing I noticed was that the images had no scratches or dust particles visible, and the color was for the most part dead on. I did finally see one or two images with barely visible dust problems etc, but I have scanned hundreds of negatives in my life, and to scan a negative without dust and scratches is a feat in itself, let alone hundreds in a row...more"
- Tony Gillilan, ExpertPhotos.com , August 18, 2008,
"After some comparison shopping and trying a few different scanning services, I found ScanCafe. Having always been interested in cameras and photography (being the photo editor of the college paper and all) and working as a youth sports photographer, I had thousands of negatives and chromes that needed to be scanned in...So far they’ve scanned in about 2000 negatives and chromes for me and the results have been very, very good...more"
- Ian Klimon, Klimon Photography , August 18, 2008,
"I have recently used ScanCafe and I am one very happy customer. I initially sent in a test batch of about 500 slides. At first, I was apprehensive about sending some of the "family jewels" to a place I had no control over. I took a leap of faith and I was not disappointed in the least...The online clarity and crispness of the photos was far better than I could have done with my own scanner. When I received the DVDs and the originals shortly thereafter, my happiness turned to pure joy; I was looking at photos on my big screen computer that I had not seen in thirty years."
- Bruce Lukaszewicz, BELphotos.com , May 16, 2008,
"I am a full time professional photographer for 17 years. I recently sent an equal amount of slides to both ScanCafe, and a major US competitor. The scans came back from Scan Cafe, and every single one of them was 100% perfect. 20% of the scans from the competitor were completely unusable, and 50% of them required adjusting in Photoshop. And to make it even better, Scan Cafe was one third the price of the competitor. I was so pleased with the ScanCafe work that I am sending 900 slides in the mail to them tomorrow."
- Brian S, Baltimore, MD , July 25, 2007,
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