is our most popular scanning service.
Our Home service is for anyone who wants to digitise their
images in high resolution for archiving or printing in larger format such as
poster or canvas prints.
1. Use of compressed air to clean your
slides or negatives
2. Scan resolutions: 3000 DPI - 6400DPI (dependant on film type).
3. Digital ICE Dust & Scratch Removal
4. ROC Colour Correction
5. Photoshop adjustment of image contrast, brightness, colour, and levels where
6. Photoshop dust removal where required
7. Rotation for correct on screen viewing (APS and Negatives as taken by
8. GEM Grain Reduction
9. SHO Shadow Adjustment and Screening for darker images
10. Saturation Adjustment
11. Sharpening with Un-sharp Mask
12. Images saved to JPG
13. Output to CD or Data DVD
is a technology developed by Applied Science Fiction that reduces film grain
from a scanned image. GEM stands for Grain Equalization & Management.
It is able to analyze film's grain pattern and then reduce or remove film
graininess without harming the colours, sharpness, and detail content of the
image. This technology is based on a complex set of algorithms and works after
the scanning process.
Film grain in photographic film is the result of silver halide crystals in
the film emulsion surface. All photographic film has grain, and different film
speeds have different grain sizes. The faster the film speed the larger and more
noticeable the grain. When film is scanned the film grain does appear in the
resulting digital image. By using
this unattractive grain pattern, or graininess, can be reduced and in some cases
it is eliminated altogether. This processing option will make an image taken on
a film camera look more like one taken on a digital camera.
Film speed is rated in ISO numbers.
The lower the number the less sensitive the film is to
The higher the number the more sensitive the film is to light.
Slow Speed Films ISO 25 to 100 give very
sharp fine grain results. Ideal for enlargements.
Medium Speed Film ISO 200 to 400 are
good all round films suitable for most subjects.
Fast Speed Film ISO 800 to 3200 are used
for hand held photography in low light or action pictures. Tend to be grainy
with less saturated colours and not suitable for big enlargements.