You may get your photos to me in one of four ways:
1.) You may scan your prints according to the requirements below. Use a dedicated photo scanner, rather than a regular document scanner.
I require that you use the TIFF format (do not use JPG) and scan at the file sizes listed below, please. When preparing to scan, do not make “improvements” with the scanner software. However, you may crop off the white borders: Scanning without including the border makes for a truer scan.
- Large prints, scan at 600 pixels;
- Medium prints, i.e. 4.5″ x 6.5,” scan at a resolution of 800 pixels;
- Small prints, i.e. 2″ x 3,” scan at 1200 pixels;
- If you have a photo scanner with the capability of scanning negatives and slides, scan these at 2400 pixels.
Keep your electronic images on your computer and make at least two more copies of them for yourself on, such as, CD, DVD or USB stick. Keep these scattered in different places in your home, in case of disaster. Retain your originals in yet another place.
Transfer a third copy of your electronic images to a disk to send to me.
For mailing, house the disk in a protective case, wrap it securely, mark the package “CD/DVD.” Mail your CD or DVD to my P.O. BOX. Do not send the only disk of your electronic images; make a copy to send me. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with equal postage for the return of your disk containing your raw scans and the restorations. You, then, are responsible for making the prints.
For those mailing a disk: When the restorations are completed, I will send you an email with an invoice, including a low-resolution file of your picture/s for you to see the results. When I receive full payment for my work, I will then send you the high-resolution files on your return disk and/or email them to you, as you prefer. Thank you.
2.) You may scan your prints (with a dedicated photo scanner, rather than a regular document scanner) and email them to me in full resolution by attaching them to the body of your email. Use the specifications for scanning as prescribed above. Again, note: use a dedicated photo scanner.
For those choosing this option, when the restorations are completed, I will send you an email with an invoice, including a low-resolution file of your picture/s for you to see the results. When I receive full payment for my work, I will then send you the high-resolution files via email. Thank you.
3.) You may make an appointment to meet with me in person in Apopka, FL., bringing with you your physical photos or disk of your photos.
4.) This 4th option, below, is not recommended.
However, you may mail them physically to my P.O. BOX, securely wrapped and/or in a sturdy envelope, with a stiff cardboard to guard against bending. Mark the package in bold letters: DO NOT BEND. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, large enough and with enough postage for the return of your pictures plus the weight of a CD/DVD in a protective case. Use the mail tracking service.
The responsibility of using this option lies TOTALLY with the client.
* NOTE: For those who are handing over to me your physical pictures, negatives, and/or slides, via mail or in person:
Extra special care will be given to your pictures, but we will count your photos/slides/negatives at the time of giving and again when they are returned. You will be asked to sign (before and after) a waiver of liability removing me or my company from legal responsibility in the very unlikely case of loss or damage. You may see a preview of the waiver of liability HERE.
With regard to any option, a deposit is needed before work can begin. Please see PRICING.
You may PAY me securely using PayPal.
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