Loose Photo Scanning

Loose B&W or Colour Photos Loose Photos

Loose photos are just that: photos that are not in albums or frames, but are cluttering up your dusty old biscuit tins up in the attic, and probably haven't seen the light of day in donkey's years.


By having your photographs professionally scanned and cleaned into vibrant digital images you will be able to view them from any popular media device, including smartphones, computer monitors, televisions and tablets. You can also upload your images to your favourite social media sites, or share them online with friends around the world.


Here is what we can do for your old photos:-

  • We can scan colour or black and white photos as small as 2" (50mm) square, and up to A4 in size using our professional Epson flatbed scanners. (Please make sure your loose photos are free from any gum, Blu-Tack, adhesive tape, drawing pins or staples etc., as these will not be processed.)


  • We scan most standard photos at 600 dots per inch (dpi), which is the benchmark for excellent quality images.


  • As a slightly cheaper alternative, we can scan photos at 300dpi, which will deliver good quality digital images and a smaller file size.


  • Or if larger images are required we can scan loose photos at 1200dpi for sizes up to A4.


  • All photos will be correctly orientated and cropped as standard.


  • You can have your digital images saved as the default high-quality/low-compression JPG format, or for an additional small fee (due to longer processing time), photo-editable TIFF formats. (See point 3 from our FAQs for more information on this.)


  • Your digital photos can be saved to a variety of optical storage devices such as CD, DVD, SD Card or USB data pens and returned to you by Royal Mail's "Tracked 48" delivery service. Or if you live local you can come and collect on completion.


  • If you prefer a more convenient and faster alternative, you can retrieve your new digital images from our Dropbox online storage service via a secure account (your originals will be returned by Royal Mail's "Tracked 48" service.)


  • For an additional fee we can create a DVD slideshow of some or all of your scanned images (particularly useful for birthdays and weddings etc.) played to a piece of music of your choice. (See point 2 on our FAQ page for more details.)


  • Good discounts for larger orders.

  • We do not charge VAT.



We offer three levels of detailed scanning depending on quality and expected turnaround times. For example some of our customers just want a straightforward transfer to digital format, and are not too concerned about dust removal, blemishes, washed-out colour etc. As a consequence the turnaround time in this instance is far quicker and of course cheaper.


At the other end of the scale, we do have customers wanting their precious old photos digital scanned and painstakingly cleaned with as much colour and contrast restored as possible. As a consequence time-scales are longer as each photo has to be  thoroughly processed using our Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop applications. 


As such the cost reflects the level of each service.


Straight scan, no cleaning, dust removal or colour restoration. Choice of JPG or TIFF file format. Batch file renaming option.


Scanned and cleaned using ICE technology & colour restoration; choice of JPG or TIFF file format. Batch file renaming option.


Scanned, cleaned, colour restored and minor repairs fixed using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Choice of  JPG or TIFF file format. Batch file renaming option.

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