Do you have a lot of old photos that you want to have online or in good enough shape to print and scan again? If so then ScanCafe is your answer. The best news about this scanning company is that you only have to pay for the ones that you like once they are scanned.
The process is very easy. All you do is place your order using an online order form at the ScanCafe website. However keep this in mind. You must have a printer for completing this first step in ordering because the process requires that you print out a shipping label and send it to the company.
Also you should be aware that you need to pay fifty percent up front to acquire this service. Once you have paid that via your credit card you pack the photos to be scanned by the Scancafe in a sturdy box and mail it. You do not even have to organize the photos. You can just throw them in the box. You then drop the box off at a local UPS location.
You might be wondering what kind of quality if scan you are going to get. The ScanCafe uses Epson 4490, Nikon 5000 ED and Nikon 9000 ED machines to scan the photos and each of the images are corrected and reviewed by professional technicians. Unless you request otherwise the photos are scanned at 3000 dpi for slides and negatives and at 600 dpi for paper photos.
You are notified when the job is done by email and then ScanCafe puts all of your photos up online so you can select the ones that you want to buy. However you are not allowed to delete more than 50% of your original order. After you have completed that step the images you have chosen are sent back on a DVD along with your originals. The shipment is sent through UPS and is trackable.
You will find the high resolution files on your DVD perfect for screening on a TV or computer, sharing on Facebook or printing for framing.
The other good news about ScanCafe is that they offer an affordable photo restoration service that can restore photos damaged by mold, pets, children, light, fire, water, alcohol and ripping. They can also improve a photo on request by whitening teeth, removing skin blemishes or even removing or adding a person!