APS Film Scanning Service | ScanCafe

APS Film Scanning Services

negatives We scan all APS formats.

Traditionally, you had to print your APS film to enjoy the memories. Now, with ScanCafe, you can preserve your memories forever by converting your APS film to digital formats that are easy to view. You can use our service to scan APS film negatives and rescue all those images locked up in film canisters.

  • Pay only for the images you wish to keep
  • High 10MP resolution allows enlargements
  • Safe, guaranteed. Door-to-door tracking too.
  • Great value: $0.65 per scan.
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To make it easy for you to try out our APS film scanning service, we have designed the whole process to be as pain-free as possible. All you have to do is ship us your canisters and we will get to work converting your APS film for you. By the end of the process, you have all your locked APS images digitized and available for downloading.

Here's how it works

Photo Scanning Process

What sets our service apart

Experience with APS

Developing APS film is a little tricky given the different image formats in a single roll of film as well as the special equipment required to process it. If your APS film has been previously processed (there is an indicator on the canister that will give you this information), then the negatives - always better digitization sources than prints - are stored safely inside the canister. However, extracting these images in order to digitize them is not a straightforward task.

At ScanCafe, we have the equipment to process your APS film safely, without jeopardizing the precious memories stored in them. A service without a lot of experience in scanning APS film may ruin your source negatives by pulling them out and cutting them in order to scan them. But we know the right way to handle APS film.

Handcrafted quality

Hand Scanning

And as we've said before, we do NOT cut your film into individual images to scan them as some competitors do. We can complete the film scan in one single process.

At ScanCafe, we understand the value of your precious memories. That is why your APS film is handled with extreme care and scanned on the best scanners which are especially designed for APS films. We use the latest high-end Noritsu Scanners, to give you a scanned image equivalent to a 10 mega pixel image.

After scanning, each image is processed by a trained technician who removes minor image defects - by hand - which improves the quality of the image. This is included in the price and is part of our basic offering. As a matter of policy, we always refrain from using any automated process to scan your film. This is one of many things that sets us apart from other similar services.

Please note that we do NOT scan black and white APS films.

Before Photo ScanningAfter Photo ScanningPhoto: LTC Kane.

Individual image adjustments

We don't just scan APS film; we make the memories in them shine. After scanning, almost every image requires some level of correction, which can vary between simple red eye removal to complicated color shift. We also adjust for any dust or scratches that may have made their way onto the film, thus giving the highest quality. For every single image we scan, we will manually perform:

  • Re-orientation
  • Cropping
  • Scratch and dust removal
  • Color correction
  • Red-eye removal

In short, for our standard APS film scanning service, a skilled technician will spend approximately four minutes per image correcting the problems listed above. In our experience of scanning over 150 Million images, this manual process produces the most amazing quality - at just pennies per image. Some images may actually be physically damaged and may require our restoration service - but that is relatively rare.

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  • 100,000 APS scans

    #1Most experienced: we have scanned nearly 100,000 APS images for our customers. More than any competitors.

  • Low Prices

    comparisonOur APS prices are 40% lower than industry - and at superior quality.

  • Discover your past

    Photo Scanning ServicesYou can now unlock your APS memories. Scancafe scans your APS films and allows you to select and pay for only those images you wish to keep.
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  • Guaranteed. For Real.

    custom productThe only real guarantee in the business. If something happens to your originals while we have them, we’ll pay you up to $1,000.
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  • Experts Agree

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    “The attention to detail was impressive. And so were the scans... pro-caliber work…”

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    “Best quality and cheapest…The best scanning service.”

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    “Bottom line? Good quality and, at $0.24 per slide and $0.27 per print, the price is hard to beat.”

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  • Our Customers

    When I got my DVD back with the photos, I could not believe the quality of the scans! It was like I was transported back in time....It was truly an emotional experience reliving those photos on my computer with such startling clarity and quality.

    - Matthew C., Columbus, GA (Dec 2007)

    The images I received were amazing quality - just like the original pictures...I loved that ScanCafe had great prices and that I could choose which images to purchase after they had scanned them all - what a deal!

    - Connie S.,Toccoa, GA (August 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...

    - Brian S., Baltimore, MD (July 2007)

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