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Slide and negative film scanning.

AirClix digitizes using one of the best Nikon film scanners available. The equipment, and scanning service protocol, ensures quality scans. Slides are captured in JPG, TIFF or RAW format and are perfect for archiving, printing, sharing online or presenting at family events.


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Our film scanning procedure and details

All slide formats can be scanned.

Great care is given to protect your photography before, during and after scanning. All film is handled with cotton gloves. Every effort is made to remove dust from your film prior to scanning with compressed air or soft camel’s hair brush.

  • Slides removed from trays or carousels and cleaned with soft camel’s hair brush or compressed air prior to scanning.
  • By default, the order of slides maintained only if slides are NOT a combination of Kodachrome and other brands.
  • Autofocus for each slide.
  • 4000ppi resolution scans at 24 bit depth (16,777,216 color variations).
  • The scanner utilizes Advanced Digital ICE-4 which removes defects or scratches detected on the film surface without losing detail of the original image.
  • Manual image editing (crop, touch ups, color, and contrast). Images saved in requested format (eg. JPG or TIFF files).
  • Another complete set of your scans as “web friendly” image file available on request
  • Each image file is inspected for correct color balance after auto color is applied. Sometimes manual color correction is required to provide the best color balance (see my post).

All film sizes of film can be scanned. This includes Kodak disks, 110 film, 35mm, medium format to large format (4 x 5") and large transparencies.

As with slides, the same care and attention is employed to ensure quality images are obtained.

  • Negatives removed from packaging and cleaned with soft camel’s hair brush or compressed air prior to scanning.
  • Order of film strips contained in sleeves will be maintained. Special image file naming available on request.
  • Autofocus for each frame.
  • 4000ppi resolution scans at 24 bit depth (16,777,216 color variations).
  • The scanner utilizes Advanced Digital ICE-4 which removes defects or scratches detected on the film surface without losing detail of the original image.
  • Manual image editing (crop, touch ups, color, and contrast). Images saved in requested format (eg. JPG or TIFF files).
  • Another complete set of your scans as “web friendly” image file available on request
  • Each image file is inspected for correct color balance after auto color is applied. Sometimes manual color correction is required to provide the best color balance.

Kodachrome

Kodak Kodachrome slides were so common and special that Nikon included a special scanning mode with the Nikon CoolScan 5000.

To obtain the best possible images, Kodachrome slides are always captured using the Kodachrome scanning mode

Slide formats

Most slides are in a 2 x 2" holder. The size of film varies from 13 x 17mm to the 127 Super slides (1.9 x 1.9"). Call if you need help to identify your slides.

Rest assured that 100% of the film area will be captured.

Film scanning

Typically, negative and slide scans produce more detail and are sharper than photographs.

A 35mm negative scanned at 4000 dpi will result in a resolution equal to 5637 x 3654 pixels yielding quality enlargements up to 18 x 12″.

Medium format

Older photographic films are often “medium format.” Due to their size and age, extra care and cleaning is required.

Usually, a few minutes of image editing to reduce or eliminate blemishes, specs or scratches from the final image is required.

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Slide Carrousels

No need to remove slides from the carrousels or slide holders.


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All sizes of photographic film scanned.

AirClix scans the smallest film to large 8 x 10" transparencies.



Pricing Tables

35mm slide scanning

$0.75 per slide
In 2 x 2" holder, 4000ppi, JPG or TiFF files

127 and 127 super slides

$1.00 per slide
In 2 x 2" holder, 4000ppi, JPG or TiFF files

Regular film scans

$0.75 per frame
35mm, 110 film, or Kodak disks
4000ppi, JPG or TiFF files

35mm to 2 x 2" film

$1.00 per frame
~2 x 2" & 35mm isolated frame scans from 35mm film strips.
4000ppi, JPG or TiFF files

~3.25" wide film

$1.25 per frame
Film ~2 x 3.25"

2400ppi, jpg or TiFF files

~4.25" wide film

$1.50 per frame
Film ~2.5 x 4.25"

2000ppi, jpg or TiFF files

AirClix Photographic Scanning

Unit 120, 9920 - 63 Ave
Edmonton, AB, T6E 0G9

[email protected]
(780).721.1445

Business Hours

8:00am to 3:30pm
Monday to Friday or appointment.

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Testimonials

AirClix’s customers are always satisfied with the value of the service provided. Most are impressed with the speed of project completion and the quality of our work.

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AirClix is located at the Sentinel Business Center, Unit 120, 9920 - 63 Ave, Edmonton.

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