Slide Scanning Service
Professional slide scanning service at affordable prices.
All slides are scanned on Nikon 5000ED scanners at a true optical 4000dpi.
Images are then post processed by hand to balance colour and contrast, remove colour cast and touch up minor blemishes.
This is a bespoke scanning service that ensures you get the best possible results from your slides.
- An air blower is used to remove loose dust
- Slides are scanned at 4000dpi on Nikon 5000ED scanners
- Full Digital ICE as standard
- 5x Sampling
- NO AUTO corrections
- Images are post processed by hand to give the best results.
- Images are cropped and rotated so are ready to view
- colour casts are removed
- contrast and colour are balanced
- touch up work is done to repair minor blemishes
- Images are saved as highest quality JPGs
All 5cm x 5cm slide mounts can be scanned. Some formats like 126 will suffer from a very small amount of cropping.
Glass mounted slides tend to produce better results with the glass removed although this is not essential.
On DVD – Your scans come as high quality ‘jpg’ files on DVD.
On USB – You can also have them returned on USB stick.
Free Download – You can also download your images as soon as they are ready at 3 different size. (Full Size, High res, Web size)
Q1. What is the highest resolution you can scan at?
Q2. What are the estimated file sizes of images?
File sizes very between around 12mb – 26mb depending on the image on the slide.
Post processed images are around 5400 x 3600 pixels. 19MP.
Q3. Do I need to count my slides?
Q4. I have a very small number of slides, can you still scan them?
Q5. Can you put my slides into separate folders?
Q6. Can you scan my slides in order?
Q7. Can you scan medium format?
Q8. Can you supply TIFF images?
Q9. Do you colour correct and remove blemishes?
Yes – All slides are manually post processed to provide you with the best results.
Q10. Do you crop and rotate images?
Q11. Can you supply my slide scans on a USB stick?
Q12. Can you put my scans onto a USB stick I send you?
Q13. What is the best way to send my slides to you?
Leave your slides in whatever boxes / folders they are currently stored in. Hard boxes work best for postage.
If the weight of the package is below 2kg, Royal mail recorded delivery works well.
If the weight is above 2kg it is often cheaper to courier the items – I use UPS via the INTERPARCEL website
If you are local or worried about using a postal service you are welcome to hand deliver items day, evening or weekend.
Q14. What are the prices for scanning slides?
Q15. Can you give me a quote?
Q16. How do I pay?
There is nothing to pay up front. On completion of the work an invoice is generated and you can pay via –
Cheque – made payable to P D Spencer
Q17. Why are your prices so low compared to your competition?
- Overheads are low. You are basically paying me for my time.
- I run 3 x Nikon 5000-ED scanners and a Kodak PS-80 all in parallel.
- The Kodak PS-80 is really really fast.
- I have been using Photoshop for over a decade, keyboard shortcuts, combined with predefined action groups means that manual post processing is a streamlined process.
See What Previous Customers Are Saying...
CD and original slides received safely. Very pleased with your service – courteous, efficient and friendly. I like the extra touch of printing my drawing on the CD!
I have safely received my order and the results are great. We are very pleased with the excellent quality so I just wanted to say thank you very much indeed.
Hi Paul, just wanted to say many thanks for the scans, I received them all back yesterday complete with disc-label, nice touch! Many thanks
Excellent work, well pleased. Will put together another 100
I sent some very precious, old family slides to Paul, I found his site from a google search. Initially I emailed to ask if it was a job he could do and got a very pleasant helpful response. I sent the slides on Thursday and on Friday when i came home from work there was email with jpg photos attached, wonderful memories and a great service.
I just wanted to say Thank you for doing the slides at such short notice and so quickly for us. They have come up a lot better than we were expecting considering they are 55 years old so we are made up thanks. I know my mother and father in law will be over the moon when they see them. Huge thanks again
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work you have done, I can’t believe how quickly you did it and the quality is great. The photos are mostly of me and my brothers and sister when we were all very young. I’m not sure if I have ever seen some of them before but some of them jogged a few memories!!
Paul at PDScanning transferred a large number of family slides to digital files for us. We were very happy with the speedy, professional service and the disc provided with all the slides on. We would recommend him for all your digitizing needs!
Selected PDS from a Google Search to scan some old family 35 mm slides , absolutely delighted with speed of service , quality of scans and level of communication.
I will use this service again.
I was so excited to get the email from Paul telling me that my slides had all been scanned. Such a quick turn around. I was even more excited to see the final results – the clarity is amazing. I can highly recommend this service and will be sending more slides for Paul to work his magic on.
Paul was very helpful, and offered a speedy, competitively-priced and high quality service. I’m very pleased with the results.
Great polite professional service, could not have asked for better. All photos (150+) were available within 48Hrs for download – all satisfactory. Highly recommended!!
Thank you Paul for completing my order so quickly. I am really pleased with the results especially because there are so many important memories in my photographs.
I’ve been meaning to get our family collection of about 5000 colour slides from the 1950s onwards scanned for sometime. It’s always seemed like an insurmountable task and then I had the worry of what if something went wrong or if they got lost or damaged.
I contacted Paul, who came back with a really reasonable quote very promptly and from the outset built my trust that he’d do a great job.
When I got my act together and shipped the slides to Paul, he confirmed when he’d received them, treated them with great care and started to scan the huge number I’d sent. As he progressed through the job, he sent me batches of files via Dropbox, so that each evening after work I could download them and see what new memories had been unlocked.
I think the biggest thing that’s prevented me from doing this before is simply not know who to trust. I can tell you I wish I’d found Paul before and done this years ago.
I absolutely recommend Paul at P D Scanning / Silver Dog Studios, he did a fantastic job, for a great price and the quality of the files is excellent too. Now to start thinking about the old family albums!
Paul Scanned the first batch of my Antarctic Slides with amazing results. Super fast, quality service & excellent communication. I will definatley use Paul again & would highly recommend his service.
I have been through all the photos on the memory stick, tweaking them where necessary and adding descriptions. It was a long job, (nearly 2 months!) but much less than if I had scanned them in myself 4 at a time, and not such good quality. So thanks you for a good job.
Paul offers a great service. Scans are of very high quality. The turn-around time is quick. He’s efficient and communicates really well. Highly recommended!
Keep meaning to email you and say how pleased I have been with all the slides you have scanned. They contain so many memories that were locked away in boxes. Excellent service which I am recommending to everyone. A couple more loads will come your way from me.
Thanks once again.
All arrived safely today
Haven’t gone through all the slides yet but the ones I have gone through look brilliant.
Many thanks for such great service and great results.
Thank you for the quality scans I am very please.
Thanks Paul. Scans are great. Having great fun dropping them on peoples Facebook page!
DVD and slides arrived today, thanks very much.
Thanks for a fantastic service and high-quality product. The slides have been reproduced to a very high standard and the DVD is beautifully presented. There were a few businesses to choose from but we’re glad we picked PD Scanning. Excellent.
Very quick and exactly what was needed. To get good scans you need the right equipment and to get a lot done without spending a lot on equipment and taking too much of your own time, you need the right person with the right equipment. Paul at PDScanning is that combination – very pleased and highly recommended.
I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the results of the slides you scanned for me recently. I’ve no idea how you managed to scan so many in such a short space of time – amazing! The quality of the scans is so good that you’d have thought the images were taken yesterday rather than 50 years ago, so I’ve been able to create a high quality photobook of family memories for mother’s 80th birthday next weekend.
Many thanks again, and also for the speedy return of the originals. If I need any more scanned I’ll certainly be in touch and will not hesitate to recommend your excellent service to friends/family if they need a similar exercise undertaking.
Thanks again and best regards.
Paul did a great job of scanning 400 of my dad’s old slides and I was really pleased with the fast service and the high quality of the digital images from the dedicated Nikon slide scanner, which were much better quality than I could ever achieve with my Epson A4 slide scanner. If you have any old 35mm slides that need scanning, don’t mess about trying to do them yourself as you’re wasting your time… Just get them professionally scanned. They’re all on my mum’s iPad now and she’s loving going through them with friends reliving old times!
Just to let you know the photos arrived today, and that I’m very pleased with the results! Especially the slides – I was thinking that they perhaps wouldn’t scan very well being quite old, but they are excellent!
Very impressed with Paul’s service.
I tracked my dispatched packaged via Royal Mail and within under 2 hours of receipt by Paul the scans were available for download via Drop box,. Paul also emailed immediately to say the scan images were ready.
Thanks very much indeed.
Many thanks, all files safely downloaded. I have compared the original and processed scans and I think you’ve done a splendid job – saved me a lot of time in Photoshop. Thanks for doing the scans so quickly,
My slides were found in a variety of shoeboxes in the loft, covered in dirt and dust. I didn’t expect much from them, but I’m delighted. There are photos here we’ve never seen before, and the iconic family photos are now back in circulation after decades of neglect. Accurate colours, excellent judgment calls on some really old and damaged slides, contrast all as it should be, perfectly cropped, and every slide accounted for – couldn’t have asked for more. Even my great-grandmother is now preserved for my kids! The service was brilliant, and faster than a speeding bullet. Will definitely be recommending you – thanks so much.
These look fantastic, thank you so much. Our family will be so thrilled when I show them – so wonderful that these memories can be preserved like this!
35mm slide scans: Thank you for the very prompt turnaround, Paul.
Certainly managed to revive some very old memories!
PDScanning converted approximately 100 x 35mm slides into digital images for me. The slides were over 20 years old and I was not expecting great results. However, I received a link for the downloadable images incredibly quickly and the quality of the photographs is absolutely outstanding. Made up! Thanks
Fast and efficient, can’t praise enough.
Just quick note to say how completely thrilled I am with the photos, thank you so much, it’s such a joy to have discovered these old family photos and be able to look at them, print them out etc.
Thank you for the excellent service you provided in copying my slides on to CD. The results are excellent and the originals have arrived back safely.
Good, professional prompt service. Scanning quality was excellent. I shall return!
Images received on Dropbox. Thanks for very speedy service. Images look very good!
I was researching the cost of transferring my 35mm slides to digital and found Paul’s website. I was taken by the chaps track record and his costings. I collected my slides and the DVD today and they’re exactly what I was hoping for; high quality reproductions. I thought they looked good in the Dropbox preview that Paul lets you link to, but the copies on the DVD are even better.
In summary, great service at an excellent price. What’s not to like? Highly recommended.
They are back and I am very pleased with them. I will be sending you some more in due course. Many thanks for a good service
I am delighted with the results and would not hesitate to use again.
Superb service. Paul organised my bags of slides into folders, got the orientation right and the end result was great. Pricing was very reasonable and communication great. Would recommend anytime.
Fantastic results. Really enjoy being able to watch old family slides on the tv! Amazing quality , great service. Thank you so much.
Wonderful to have old family slides on cd. Amazing results and quality. Many thanks for bringing all our memories back to life not only for us but also for our children. Would highly recommend anyone to use this company.
I strongly recommend Paul to anyone that needs special care and attention for their photos. I had piles of photos many over 100 years old. They were fading, in fact, some were nearly blank but somehow Paul was able to bring back the images . If you dont believe just how good his work is, ask for an example of a before and after shot of the scanning. It’s miraculous and the care of the photos was exemplary, photos were removed from old albums, to scan and then returned to be meticulously placed as though nothing had happened. The photos were returned, in very well protected and padded boxes with full tracking.
We thought our slides of misspent youth in the 70s would never see the light of day. Over a hundred great memories brought back to life. Affordable, fast, efficient and brilliantly cleaned up. When I find the rest we’ll send them to you, Paul without hesitation! Thank you very much.
I have just finished reviewing the photos you have scanned and am absolutely thrilled with your work!
Most of them I have not seen ever!
Just a shame that dad passed away a few years ago and is not around to identify certain people….
That said I am familiar with most of the places.
Great job done!
Thanks so much for your time & effort.
I’ve had a look and really happy with the results.
Many thanks once again, for your excellent service and taking such care with labelling boxes and everything else – exactly what I was looking for with these precious family slides and memories
Just to thank you for doing an excellent job on the slides yesterday; and for a prompt, efficient, pleasant and professional service.
Fabulous job thanks.
Really brought them to life!
These initial scans are fantastic! I am delighted. Thanks very much for the super-fast service! I’m amazed you have scanned so many slides so quickly! I have paid your invoice. These photos really do contain some amazing family memories/moments and making them all available online is going to give them a new lease of life for many of our family and friends who will not have seen them since they were taken, many over 30 years ago. Great job, thanks!
The box was safely delivered yesterday. I’ve looked through all 559 digital images and I’m very pleased. They are perfect (within the limitations of the original slides’ quality).
Thank you so much for your efficient service.
Thanks for the scans …. They look good.
Great service to scan some old 35mm slides of some product design sketches I did many, many years ago. The turnaround was very quick and the very high res final scans came back as a download from a secure site – and my slides returned next day along with a DVD Disk. Very good value for money and the end result is superb. Thank you, Paul.
Just to let you know that my slides arrived safely yesterday. I had a quick look at the DVD last night and it is very pleasing, my dad will be very happy.
Just a quick Thank You note for the excellent job you did scanning all my 35mm slides and negatives. I have now had a good look through all the images and I am extremely pleased with the results.
Received disc and original slides today as promised. They look really great and because they are hi res can be blown-up considerably. What a brilliant way to view and download the files in Dropbox beforehand, enabling me to use them prior to discs arrival. Thanks for the speedy turnaround with emailed progress reports. Will definitely use you again for all my future scanning requirements.
Thanks so much for those excellent scans of the pictures of our boys from way back. They arrived late yesterday and we’ve been in an excited huddle studying them ever since. We’re really pleased with the results and I’m most grateful for your super service.
All successfully in my dropbox and very nice scans too. Thanks you very much: very satisfied customer.
From the start to the finish a fully professional service from Paul. All delivered as promised, on time, in price and excellent quality. Highly recommended. *****
Just a short note to say that I received the package of slides and Dvd today. I have downloaded the digitised slides, they are very good.
Many thanks for your excellent service
Wow! Those are amazing. Such good quality. There are so many memories there. My grandfather was an avid photographer, and 35mm slides were his favourite. These have been hidden away in a shoebox for decades. Thank you so much!
Very timely turn-round and excellent communication. Scans are of good quality and very good value. Happy to recommend this service.
I wanted nearly 200 35mm slides digitised and they were done very well in just a couple of days. I wish I had used this service before and am now looking through my remaining slides to see how many more to be done using this excellent value service — it is not worth your while trying to do them yourself!!.
Very impressed with the results. Seeing the pics of my wife in Greece in1970, drew the comment from my son that he never knew I ran away with a 15 year old! 21 actually. Lots of laughs and embarrassment ahead. I am already digging through negatives now, but that will take some time. Thanks for the quality and the service.
I’m sorry its taken me so long to write this but I did want to let you know we thought the pictures were fantastic! We had a great evening viewing them on the big screen thinking back to that time and those incredible memories and being able to share them with friends and family who had never seen them before.
My husband was taken completely by surprise and absolutely loved it. Thank you for doing such a great job, helping me to keep it a secret, and making it all possible. I will recommend you if I come across anyone wanting similar work done.
I’ve been through a lot of the slides now and am really impressed with the quality of the scanned images. They are far better than I had expected.
Thanks so much for doing the scanning for us, we are really pleased with the results. My family are really looking forward to seeing the pictures. Lots of work for me now to set up slide shows!
How do I proceed...
Select the slides you want scanning, fill in the order form via the button below
Package your slides securely and send them via a recorded delivery service
Your slides are scanned and will be available for download as soon as they are ready
Images are saved to DVD or USB and returned with your slides