Popular Slide Scanning Services Price Comparisons

Updated December 1, 2022

Company

Cost for 1,000 Slides & USB Stick

Cost for 2,000 Slides & USB Stick

DpsDave Economy

$ 125

$ 235

DpsDave Premium

$ 295

$ 515

Legacy Box  (with 50% discount)

$ 630

$ 1,260

CostCo

$ 320

$ 640

Southtree economy  (with 55% discount)

$ 133

$ 300

Dig My Pics

$ 515

$ 1005

Kodak economy (with 50% discount)

$ 600

$ 1,200

iMemories economy (with 50% discount)

$ 440

$ 880

ScanCafe Value Kit

$ 360

$ 650

Amazing fact:  DpsDave's exclusive tech revolutionizes  the industry!

All work done in the great and tax free state of Oregon.

Don't pay more for lower quality digital images

Economy grade: 2400 DPI
Preimuim grade: 4800DPI


Economy grade: 3,000 DPI
Preimuim grade: 6,000 dPI



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Quality Comparisons

11

Years in business

 20,000

 Customers so far!

10,000

photos scanned every day

Tax Free

Convert your slides to digital today!  Slides are scanned to a USB, DVD or data disk, or can be delivered via the cloud.  Digitizing the easy, safe and affordable way!

Optional Stuff & Extras

Return Media

You have your choice

DVD data disk

$15

USB stick

$15

External hard drive $50

Cloud delivery

$10

Image Organization

We can reproduce your physical organization into a digital structure that you will recognize.  

Photos into DVD Movie

Get a slideshow DVD of all your memories!

We can do  this for slides, negatives & prints

Expedited Service

In a hurry?  No worry.  We can help!

And Much More

Custom image names

Other file formats

Photo albums

Extra copies

Help with shipping


Here's why people love our services

Looks Better

• 6000 DPI available

• Modern Image Enhancement

• Powerful Color Correction

• Video upscaling available

Confidence 

• Clear and Transparent Pricing

• Secure Shipping and Storage

• World Class Customer Support
• Support after you get your order back!

• Serving customers just like you since 2011

Important stuff that's Only Available Here

• Image Organization

• Compressed images without loss

• Archivist & Museum services

• Editing services

• Slideshow movies from your photos


•And More!

Don't just take our word for it!

Christian

They were ready to answer any email I sent within minutes.....

Had these folks scan 4500 of my dad's and grandfather's slides, dating back to the 50s. They were ready to answer any email I sent within minutes, took care of everything fast, and the scans look amazing. Their website is a little bit old-fashioned, but don't be fooled, they are the best out there.


Amy

 I am so thrilled with the service from start to finish....

I sent 2600 of my mom’s Kodachrome slides to DPSDave. They Were from 1951-1985. I have been so afraid to send these to any of the big labs for scanning.

A few of my photographer friends recommended this site. I requested the expedited service. My slides were a bit more of a challenge as they all had individual metal frames and were also in another sleeve as well.


The most fragile ones were from my dad’s time in Korea. I can’t believe how fast these were done. I got to see them right away via Dropbox. I am so thrilled with the service from start to finish. Great prices too. Highly recommend. Will use again. 


Margaret

I can’t imagine there is anyone out there better than this company....

Very knowledgeable. Great results on my nearly 6000 slides — some very old. Very quick turn-around. Quick with answers to my questions. I had them put on USB and wow have we freed up space! I can’t imagine there is anyone out there better than this company.


faq

Will these play on my TV?

Our Movie Disks are designed to play on your TV through your DVD player.  On the other hand, our Data Disks are designed to work on your computer. Some DVD Players can play the Data Disks, and there will yellow oval sticker with JPEG in the center of the oval if your DVD player is designed to play from a Data Disk.  No sticker, no luck. 

Most Windows computer can play a Movie Disk.  Apple computers will not play a Movie Disk without special software.  Whether you have an Apple computer or a Windows computer, we will get a movie that works for you!

May I drive to Oregon and drop off my videos to be digitized?

Of course!  However, you must come to our processing center which is located at 125 Main in Philomath Oregon.  It’s the old City Hall, and we occupy the first floor.  We work odd hours, so please let us know when you’re coming so we can make sure to meet you. 

How are you different, why should I order from you?

We strive to offer the best image quality, best price and best service available anywhere, and our customers agree.  Check out or testimonials, prices and equipment pages for more information.   

How is this possible?  We are engineers with the backgrounds needed to create new scanning equipment which takes advantage of......

How should I package my slides (or photos)?

Group the photos or slides into stacks, and secure these stacks with rubber bands, baggies, envelopes, cling wrap or aluminum foil in such a manner that they are held tightly together.

Slides are particularly problematic, as it’s their nature to escape and travel about inside boxes. If you have a stack of slides held together with rubber bands that would come apart if you dropped it on the floor, it’s probably going to come apart inside the box during shipping. Limiting stacks of slide to 4 inches high and using two rubber bands to secure them works well. Slides are susceptible to damage if they are loose inside a box.

Photos travel safest in plastic bags, envelopes, or stacked up and held together with a rubber band. Most photos are not damaged by rubbing against each other during transit. However, some very old paper photos can be damaged in this manner, so use your best judgment. For these very old photos, a piece of padding between each photo ensures safe shipping.   More info:   SAFE SHIPPING or  SHIPPING OPTIONS  and PACKING TIPS

How does the ordering / shipping process work?

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Organize your photos and slides as little or as much as you like. See our Organizing your Photos page.
  2. Prepare your photos, slides, albums, negatives or VHS tapes for shipping to our scanning Facility in Oregon. See our PACKING TIPS page for more information.
  3. Click a Place Order Button, and choose which service you want. You will be asked to choose options and later to enter your order information and return address. That’s it! We don’t require any money upfront.
  4. You can pack and ship any way you want.
  5. When you package arrives, we will send an e-mail letting you know.

When we complete the order, we will ship immediately, and send you an email. We will create and email an invoice at that time as well. You can pay the invoice with a credit card or send us a check.

Now that I have my disk, how do I see my digital images?Now that I have my disk, how do I see my digital images?

How do I organize my photos to be most convenient for you?

Carousels are super safe way to ship slides but add to the price. However, leaving the slides in the carousels and letting us deal with it saves a vast amount of your energy.    The same logic applies to photo albums ane slides in sleeves. 

What is the best way to ship my photos?


We encourage UPS, but FedEx and DHL are acceptable alternatives.  We discourage the US Post Office, as 0.8% of the parcels that enter the USPO system get lost.  On the other hand, UPS domestic has less than a 0.01% loss rate.  When UPS packages are insured and Adult Signature Confirmation upon Delivery is required, the loss rate is below 0.001%.  Your box has a better chance of getting hit by lightning than getting lost! 

What resolution do you use?


Our 6,000 DPI for slides is the highest resolution money can buy.  Fine grain film used for slides back in the day had 5,000 “grains” per inch, so we digitize at 6,000 dots per inch to capture all the detail in the film.  Scanning at a resolution that is less than the grain in the film creates jagged edges in the digital images, and we see that as being out of focus. 


Prints were usually printed on papers with 600 grains per inch, or were digitally printed at 600 DPI, so we advise using our Hi Def print scanning service, which digitizes at 600 DPI.  However, portraits printed in a photography studio or similarly high value photographs are exposed the fine grain papers, and our 1200 DPI digitizing service matches the fine grain papers. 

Will I be able or rearrange the order of my digital images after I get the order back?

You will be able to change everything on a digital image that has anything to do with how your images are displayed on your computer.  However, how your computer sorts and displays your images is determined by the setting on your computer, not the settings on the image. 


Why does DPI matter?

Up to a certain point, DPI (Dots Per Inch) has a powerful influence on the quality of your digital image.  A good, sharp original will look fuzzy if the digitizing process uses too low of a DPI setting.  This is because the lower DPI setting makes the sharp edges slightly jagged, and we see that as out of focus.  Therefore the DPI of the scanning process should be equal to or greater than the grain size in the original.


Get in Touch


Call
(541) 609-6810


Email
Support@dpsdave.com

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Photo Scanning Services

DpsDave can digitize your slides or prints safely, and nobody does it better!  Converting slides to digital is great for down-sizing and organizing!  Digital images are better than the originals, because with a digital you can: 

  • Sharing without risk – You will be able to share photos with friends and family members without the hassle of having to find a place that can copy your photos.  Plus, you don't need the originals back from your brother who never gets around to giving anything back!  
  • Reliable Backup – You will be able to ensure that your photographic memories won’t fade over time or become lost forever should a disaster occur.  You can copy your digital images as much as you want.  Make a few copies in a few different places, and you will have that reliable backup!
  • Fun Photo Projects – You will be able to get creative with digital copies of your photos and slides and make customized photo books or add fun enhancements with photo programs on your computer without worrying about damaging the original photos in the process.

DpsDave Digitizes Differently!

Our technology delivers 6,000 DPI slide scanning at a price that beats the competition’s price for much lower resolution! Scanned in USA, secure shipping, and personal service – you’ll be glad you found DpsDave!  

Here are some of the many reasons you will want DpsDave to digitize your collection of slides:

  • Slides can become damaged or get lost, so why not have a digital copy of your precious memories?
  • We keep our fees reasonable and pride ourselves on the quality of our work, meaning you can feel comfortable knowing that we’ll treat your slides with respect.
  • You won’t have to go through the hassle of setting up the slides and related equipment while ensuring that everything is in the correct order before enjoying a presentation.

As Easy as 1-2-3…

Even if you’re familiar with “transfer slides to digital” and “transfer photos to digital” scanning techniques, it’s not always easy to find the time to actually do the convert on yourself. At DpsDave, we have all the equipment necessary to get the scanning done as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Got boxes and boxes of slides? That’s not a problem either. We’ve the resources necessary to efficiently complete orders while maintaining our strict quality standards. Our slide or picture scanning service is really as easy as 1-2-3…

Give Loved Ones a Gift That’s Sure To Be Treasured

With our slide scanning service, all those precious memories that you have stored away can become wonderful gifts for friends and family members. You can easily order extra copies or send your newly digitized photos via email as a nice surprise for friends and loved ones. Why not surprise mom and dad with a digital slide slow of their favorite family vacations? How about sending a copy of a CD with your photos inside of your annual holiday cards? The possibilities are endless. We can convert all types of photos and slides to digital, including:

  • Family Photos – Long before the digital photo craze, people still took lots and lots of photos. Unfortunately, those treasured family photos can become damaged over the years or fade. Get some peace of mind by sending us your wedding and anniversary photos, prom photos or other photo treasures and we’ll provide quality digital images designed to breathe new life into those special memories.
  • Vacation Slides – Still have vacation slides stored away in the attic or in a closet somewhere? Let us convert those slides into a digital presentation that can be easily viewed on any computer, laptop, tablet computer or smartphone.
  • Birthday Photos – Birthday photos can definitely pile up over the years. Preserve those cherished memories with digital images likely to endure for future generations to enjoy. You’re more than welcome to take some time to organize your birthday photos before sending them to us. We’ll then use that information to create file names and folders to make it easy to locate your birthday photos on the CD.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you are not satisfied with our service, we will refund your money.
PRIVACY PROTECTION: We are concerned about the Privacy and property of all our clients.  we will protect your Property at all times while it is in our possession, and the Privacy of your information and images to the best of our ability.

DpsDave.com LLC - Corvallis Oregon 2010 - 2019    |    Patent Pending   |   SEE OUR PRIVACY POLICY   (Thanks Doug!)