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Stellar Still Image Scanning

We provide any scanning option, through to the highest quality archival-grade scanning of any still image format from dedicated slide and roll film scanners, commercial photographic flatbeds for large format positive and negative images and high speed/high resolution photo paper scanning. All of our scanning devices offer quality output formats and yield resolutions that insure your images will still look great for many years to come, as the bar continues to rise for higher pixel density and resolution displays past 4K.

Quality counts.

You would be surprised at how many consumer-oriented image conversion services use low-quality scan methods that cannot be used for any other purpose than to view on a standard computer monitor or high definition TV display. Common digital TV and display pixel densities range from 72 to 130 pixels per inch (PPI). The minimum resolution for printing is 240 PPI, while an original slide resolution is the digital equivalent of over 4,000 PPI. Most scanning companies loose much of the original information and the image is good for ONLY watching on current displays, but it is not archived properly. The proper method is to scan images with professional-level dedicated scanning devices to a resolution and format that is appropriate for future needs and technology. This also allows for much better color/exposure correction, image restoration capability and better quality when converting to future formats.

It's not just resolution that's important. 

When talking image scanning, most conversion companies and end-users compare by resolution. Resolution only determines the final image size. The true quality of the image is also determined by bit depth (the amount of color information in each pixel), density level (dynamic range or highlight/shadow detail that the scanner is capable of capturing) and the quality of the lens system used in the scanner. There is a large difference in capability between consumer-level and professional scanners. Combining real-time image processing with slight adjustments after the scan offers a significant improvement to dirty, scratched or faded images, without significant labor hours/project costs for image scanning. The proof is in the picture.

Quality image conversion begins with a quality monitor.

Simply put, you can't capture and adjust/correct images properly if you can't see what you're doing. Image color grading and exposure adjustment work requires a very high-quality monitor. Most monitors only cover a portion of the color spectrum and cannot differentiate between subtle details. Our latest generation still-image monitor is self-calibrating, covers 98% of Adobe RGB colorspace and has both the resolution and contrast ratio's only found in monitors made for high-end still image work.

Color Management, the key to tying it all together.

Even with the best scanners and monitors available, image quality suffers without following proper calibration and color management practices. Surprisingly enough, these practices are rarely used, even by professional services. Simply put, color management involves calibrating all equipment used in the imaging/output process, with a set of image adjustment directions that are applied to each step. This insures that images converted to digital format, match as closely to the original image as possible.

Capability.

At MTS, we have the capability to convert just about any image format: slides, photos, film strips, negative strips, and monochrome/color positive or negative transparencies up to 8"X10". We also offer different "tier" services depending on both client specifications and end-user needs. We archive images from all types of clients; from the average consumer to images from some of the best in-house photographers Kodak ever had. We also offer custom photo retouching and restoration services.
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STILL IMAGES
Faded 35mm Dynachrome slide, before and after processing
Faded photo print, before and after processing
A wonderful example of our professional ICE dust and dirt remover image processing, on a slide badly damaged with mildew and dirt
Scanning at high resolution maintains all of the picture information. Here we have a 35mm slide blown up to show the film grain, long before we see the actual pixels that make up the digital image.
Copyright © 2018 Media Transfer Service, LLC. All rights Reserved
STILL IMAGES

Stellar Still Image Scanning

We    provide    any    scanning    option,    through    to    the highest   quality   archival-grade   scanning   of   any   still image    format    from    dedicated    slide    and    roll    film scanners,     commercial     photographic     flatbeds     for large   format   positive   and   negative   images   and   high speed/high   resolution   photo   paper   scanning.   All   of our   scanning   devices   offer   quality   output   formats and   yield   resolutions   that   insure   your   images   will still   look   great   for   many   years   to   come,   as   the   bar continues     to     rise     for     higher     pixel     density     and resolution displays past 4K.

Quality counts.

You    would    be    surprised    at    how    many    consumer- oriented   image   conversion   services   use   low-quality scan   methods   that   cannot   be   used   for   any   other purpose    than    to    view    on    a    standard    computer monitor    or    high    definition    TV    display.    Common digital   TV   and   display   pixel   densities   range   from   72 to   130   pixels   per   inch   (PPI).   The   minimum   resolution for    printing    is    240    PPI,    while    an    original    slide resolution   is   the   digital   equivalent   of   over   4,000   PPI. Most     scanning     companies     loose     much     of     the original   information   and   the   image   is   good   for   ONLY watching   on   current   displays,   but   it   is   not   archived properly.   The   proper   method   is   to   scan   images   with professional-level   dedicated   scanning   devices   to   a resolution   and   format   that   is   appropriate   for   future needs    and    technology.    This    also    allows    for    much better   color/exposure   correction,   image   restoration capability    and    better    quality    when    converting    to future formats.

Scanning   

at   

high   

resolution   

maintains   

all   

of   

the

picture   

information.   

Here   

we   

have   

a   

35mm   

slide

blown  

up  

to  

show  

the  

film  

grain,  

long  

before  

we  

see

the actual pixels that make up the digital image.

It's not just resolution that's important.

When    talking    image    scanning,    most    conversion companies    and    end-users    compare    by    resolution. Resolution   only   determines   the   final   image   size.   The true   quality   of   the   image   is   also   determined   by   bit depth    (the    amount    of    color    information    in    each pixel),        density        level        (dynamic        range        or highlight/shadow   detail   that   the   scanner   is   capable of    capturing)    and    the    quality    of    the    lens    system used   in   the   scanner.   There   is   a   large   difference   in capability   between   consumer-level   and   professional scanners.    Combining    real-time    image    processing with    slight    adjustments    after    the    scan    offers    a significant   improvement   to   dirty,   scratched   or   faded images,   without   significant   labor   hours/project   costs for image scanning. The proof is in the picture.

Quality image conversion begins

with a quality monitor.

Simply    put,    you    can't    capture    and    adjust/correct images   properly   if   you   can't   see   what   you're   doing. Image   color   grading   and   exposure   adjustment   work requires   a   very   high-quality   monitor.   Most   monitors only    cover    a    portion    of    the    color    spectrum    and cannot    differentiate    between    subtle    details.    Our latest      generation      still-image      monitor      is      self- calibrating,    covers    98%    of    Adobe    RGB    colorspace and   has   both   the   resolution   and   contrast   ratio's   only found    in    monitors    made    for    high-end    still    image work.

Color Management, the key to tying

it all together.

Even   with   the   best   scanners   and   monitors   available, image     quality     suffers     without     following     proper calibration      and      color      management      practices. Surprisingly   enough,   these   practices   are   rarely   used, even    by    professional    services.    Simply    put,    color management     involves     calibrating     all     equipment used   in   the   imaging/output   process,   with   a   set   of image    adjustment    directions    that    are    applied    to each    step.    This    insures    that    images    converted    to digital   format,   match   as   closely   to   the   original   image as possible.

Capability.

At   MTS,   we   have   the   capability   to   convert   just   about any     image     format:     slides,     photos,     film     strips, negative   strips,   and   monochrome/color   positive   or negative   transparencies   up   to   8"X10".   We   also   offer different    "tier"    services    depending    on    both    client specifications     and     end-user     needs.     We     archive images   from   all   types   of   clients;   from   the   average consumer    to    images    from    some    of    the    best    in- house   photographers   Kodak   ever   had.   We   also   offer custom photo retouching and restoration services.
Faded 35mm Dynachrome slide, before and after processing
Faded photo print, before and after processing
A wonderful example of our professional ICE dust and dirt remover image processing, on a slide badly damaged with mildew and dirt
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Media Transfer Service 317 Main Street Eyer Building - 3rd floor East Rochester, NY 14445 (585) 248-4908
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