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Photo Scan Services

Over 200 Million Images Saved. Save Yours By Scanning Them To Digital. Get Started Now!

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Your old photos are in danger--danger of fading away, danger of being forgotten, and danger of being lost or damaged in a natural disaster. Photo scanning with ScanCafe can save them, safely and affordably:

  • High 600 dpi resolution allows 2x enlargement
  • Door-to-door, safe, and guaranteed tracking
  • Amazing value: $0.44 per photo, up to 8"x10", and Value Kit available from $0.28/scan
  • 10 Business Days* processing available

How Scanning Photo Scanning Works

We have designed the whole process to be as PAIN-FREE as possible.

All you have to do is ship us your photos and we start the important work of scanning your precious photos to digital images the moment they reach us.

ScanCafe's Technicians
A technician will manually review your photos and spend approximately four minutes per image to ensure quality. Your photos will be transferred at our Indianapolis lab with a 3-4 week turnaround time.

Enjoy & Share
At the end, you will have all your photo memories safely scanned and corrected to a digital download or USB drive.

What Sets Our Photo Digitization Services Apart

Our Quality

We know that your old photos are some of the most precious things you have (one of our customers wrote us once to tell us that the only thing she carried out of her home during a wildfire was her ScanCafe USB!). And the only reliable way to preserve these priceless memories is to convert your old photos to digital.

But spending hours scanning old photos spread across multiple shoeboxes is nobody's idea of fun. That's where our top-rated photo scanning service comes in. Given how much your photos mean to you, we know that when you send them to us to scan, you expect them to be treated carefully. We built our photo scanning service at Scancafe with this in mind. We handle your photos by hand and treat them with care at every step of the way. To start with, we scan photos one at a time, without the use of auto-fed scanning machines that can mangle them. In our experience, this really is the best way to scan old photos.

Photo: LTC Kane

Individual Photo Scan Fixes

Where our handcrafted quality really shines is in repairing your photos. Where other services use a piece of software to guess its way through a batch of your most important memories, our service takes every single photo you send us and has it examined by a highly trained technician with a good eye and a terrific set of hands.

Essentially every photo we receive requires some correction for the effects of time. Photos on display are particularly subject to fading, and even those hidden away in photo albums are subject to color shifts (unless stored in subzero conditions), both from time and from possible reaction to the photo album itself. We routinely carry out the following fixes to make your digitized photos look their best.

In short, for our standard level of service, a technician will spend approximately four minutes per image addressing all of the problems above, and then some. In our experience scanning millions of photos, this produces outstanding quality almost all of the time, for just pennies per image. (Some photos may be so damaged they require our restoration service, but that's relatively rare).

Our Cost Promise

Our photo scan service is not just affordable, it's much less expensive than many services with lower quality. We also give you the option of discarding scans (up to 20% of them) that you don't want to retain and that again helps to keep a lid on the final number in your bill. And yet we make sure that we are not cutting corners or compromising on quality in any way. So you don't have to make a hard choice between being able to afford to preserve all your memories, and being able to preserve them well. At ScanCafe, you can do both.

Check Out Our Other Services

We convert slides, negatives, black & white photos and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why it makes sense to use a photo scanning service
What is DPI and why does high resolution matter – 3000 dpi and 600 dpi?
What type of box should I ship my images in?
How long do my images take to upload to our cloud account?
What kind of photo scanners do you use?