Negative Scanning Service

Convert aging negatives to digital images for long-term storage and modern viewing

✅ Fast Turnaround
Average 7 Business Days
✅ Processed In-House
All work done in Atlanta, GA
✅ Over 30 Years Experience
Trusted industry professionals

Convert Negatives to Digital

The negatives you have sitting in your closet are in danger of physical decay. At Nostalgic Media, we bring your negatives back to life. Our custom-built scanners allow us to scan any format of negative you have, from classic 35mm to obsolete formats other labs can’t handle. It’s never been easier to save your negatives to digital formats that will stand the test of time.

What you get:

Average 7 business day turnaround - High quality 3000 dpi scans - Dust & scratch reduction - Enhanced color correction available

Negative Formats We Scan

35mm Film
Sprocket holes on both sides
Consumer Formats
Mass market film. Various sizes spanning 100+ years.
Professional Color 120
2.25 inches wide. Used by professionals for weddings, events, portraits, etc.
Large Format Film
4x5 inch sheet film. Look for notches on the edge to identify this film type.
Kodak Disc Film
15 negatives per disc. Each individual frame is scanned.
 
Color + Black & White
Color negatives are brown. Black & White negatives are grey tones.
35mm Film
Sprocket holes on both sides
Consumer Formats
Mass market film. Various sizes spanning 100+ years.
Professional Color 120
2.25 inches wide. Used by professionals for weddings, events, portraits, etc.
Large Format Film
4x5 inch sheet film. Look for notches on the edge to identify this film type.
Kodak Disc Film
15 negatives per disc. Each individual frame is scanned.
 
Color + Black & White
Color negatives are brown. Black & White negatives are grey tones.
Not sure what format your negatives are?
With so many different formats of film, it may be difficult to know exactly what you have. We have created a handy film guide to help you out. Simply click the 'Negative Film Guide' button below.

Negative Scanning Service Pricing

-- $30 Minimum Charge Per Order --

Format Price
35mm
$0.58¢ per frame
Consumer Formats
$0.95¢ per frame
Professional 120 Film
$2.25 per frame
Minox, Miniature, Widelux
$2.25 per frame
Large Format
(3x4 to 4x5)
$4 each
Kodak Disc Film
$30 per disc
Add Ons Price
Extra DVD Copies
$5 each
USB Flash Drives
16gb - $15
32gb - $20
64gb - $30
128gb - $45
Enhanced Color Correction
+ $1 per frame
Custom Folders
$5 per folder
  • Free USB flash drive included for orders of 800+ negatives
  • We must scan every frame on a strip of film. Individual frames on a strip cannot be selected for scanning.
  • $30 minimum charge per order
Questions?
Don't hesitate to call us. We have a team of skilled and knowledgeable technicians ready to answer any questions you may have. You can actually pick up the phone and talk to the people who preserve your aging memories, unlike at larger, big-box companies. (404) 844-3840 or toll free: (888) 612-2370

Negative Scanning Features

At Nostalgic Media, we understand the memories stored on your negatives are priceless. When choosing a company to scan your negatives to digital, it is important to know that your negatives will be safe throughout the process.
 
Did you know that some negative scanning services actually ship your memories away overseas to be scanned? Not us. We do all work in-house at our lab in Atlanta, GA. You can actually pick up the phone and talk to the highly skilled and trained technicians who scan your memories. Rest easy knowing your film negatives are safe in the hands of negative scanning specialists with years of professional experience.
At Nostalgic Media, we understand the memories stored on your negatives are priceless. When choosing a company to scan your negatives to digital, it is important to know that your negatives will be safe throughout the process.
 
Did you know that some negative scanning services actually ship your memories away overseas to be scanned? Not us. We do all work in-house at our lab in Atlanta, GA. You can actually pick up the phone and talk to the highly skilled and trained technicians who scan your memories. Rest easy knowing your film negatives are safe in the hands of negative scanning specialists with years of professional experience.
Cleaned & Sorted 
Before scanning your negatives to digital, our skilled technicians take the time to clean your images of surface dust and debris. This helps to ensure a clean, accurate, and high-quality digital scan of each of your film negatives.
If you wish to have your negatives scanned in a specific order, you can organize them into numbered groups for scanning. We can follow the scanning order of the groups, but please note that we cannot guarantee any order of individual film frames.
High Resolution Scans
One by one, each of your negatives is carefully cleaned of dust and debris, and scanned by hand into a high-quality JPEG digital file at up to 3,000 DPI. At that resolution, your negatives will look great on a monitor, LCD projector, and even make a quality 11x14 print. One of our skilled technicians individually inspects each image, adjusting for exposure, color and inverting each negative into a positive digital image file. We are also able to remove small surface scratches to ensure you have a clean, final digital image.
 
Please Note: We must scan every frame on a strip of film. Individual frames cannot be isolated for scanning.
Safe & Secure Storage

All of your original negatives are returned to you in our special archival acid-free glassine envelopes at no additional charge to you. Orders containing less than 800 negatives are stored on a single data DVD by default. Orders of 800 negatives or more are stored on a single USB flash drive. Flash drives are available for purchase for the listed prices below.

An Important Note About USB Flash Drives

We highly recommend backing up your digital image files directly to your computer or to a cloud service of your choice upon receiving your completed order. Over time, flash drives can become corrupt for any number of reasons, making it impossible to read the data that is stored on them. We keep all digital files on our system for up to 30 days after your order has been completed if extra copies are needed.

Negative to Digital Scanning Samples

How It Works

Send

Complete your order online or print our order form. Pack your box with your media and ship it to us. Not comfortable shipping? No problem! You can drop your media off in person at our lab in Atlanta.

Convert

We will contact you once your order has arrived safely at our facility. Your memories are all then digitized at our lab here in Atlanta, GA by our skilled technicians.

Enjoy

In an average time of 7 business days, your newly digitized memories are ready to be shipped back out to you, or ready to be picked up at our lab, for you and your family to enjoy.

What Our Customers Say

"I was very pleased to find Nostalgic Media because they are based in Atlanta. They were very quick and responsive and reasonably priced. They did a very good job converting my negatives to a DVD and putting them on a USB Flash Drive. Now have the pictures ready to share online. Thanks Nostalgic Media!"
- Sharon Bean

Why Use A Professional Negative Scanning Service?

There are many pros to using a professional negative scanning service over doing it yourself. One of the main reasons is time. If you have a large collection of images you have accumulated over the years, it may take more than just one weekend or a couple of days, if not weeks of your time to scan.
 
Another factor to consider is quality. There are a wide range of commercial scanners available, all with varying quality and speed specifications. Unless you know exactly what to look for, it is very easy to spend hundreds of dollars on the wrong type of scanning equipment! It becomes even trickier to know what to look for in a scanner if you have anything other than standard 35mm negatives, as special equipment may be needed to scan special format negatives.
 
Let Nostalgic Media do the hard and tedious work of scanning negatives to digital for you. Since 1989, we have helped countless families bring their family memories into the digital age. Each order is handled with care and given personal attention right here in our lab in Atlanta, GA. Rest easy knowing your media is kept safe every step of the way. With over 30 years of professional experience in video production and photography, we have the skills and expertise needed to turn your aging negatives into forever digital keepsakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my negatives be returned?

Yes. All negatives sent to us for scanning will be returned to you in archival, acid-free glassine envelopes.

Are my negatives cleaned before they are scanned?

Yes. Before scanning takes place, one of our technicians takes the time to clean each of your negatives of surface dust and debris by hand. This ensures a clean, accurate, and high quality scan of each of your negatives.

What final resolution will my negative scans be?

We scan your negatives at 3,000 DPI. This resolution is perfect for saving your newly digitized images on your modern digital devices (computers, phones, tablets) and will even make quality prints. Learn more about scanning resolutions by clicking here.

What will I get back with my finished order?

Negatives will be scanned to high quality JPEG digital files. Orders of 800 negatives or less will be delivered on a single data DVD. This disc can be read by inserting it into any computer with a disc drive. This will not be a video DVD that you can watch on a DVD player. Orders containing more than 800 negatives will be delivered on a single USB flash drive.

Can I choose only a few negatives on a strip to be scanned?

Unfortunately, no. We must scan every frame on a strip of film. This helps to keep our entire scanning process safe and efficient.

Can my negatives be scanned in order?

We cannot guarantee the individual order of negative frames when scanning. We can, however, scan your negatives in group order, or separate your negatives into folders within the scanning process, with some limitations. Please contact us for more information on grouping and organizing your negatives.

Have more questions? Contact us at 404-844-3840 or toll free at 888-612-2370