PHOTO SCANNING

We scan all sizes of photographs in Toronto and GTA


1-Year Guarantee

We provide a 1-year Quality/Service/Performance GUARANTEE on all transfers.

Archival-Grade Tech

We only use archival-grade hardware and software to ensure the safe processing of your materials and provide the highest quality results.

No 3rd Parties

All work is performed in-house at our Toronto (HQ) production office, no 3rd parties / no risks.

All Formats/Outputs

We transfer all types of analog and digital media to any digital format.

PRICING FAQ




Full page album scanning

Standard Prints up to 8x10

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Full page album scanning

Full Page Album Scanning

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In-album photo scanning

In-album Photo Scanning

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Full page album scanning

Polaroids & non-standard

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Full page album scanning

Large Format Photos

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Standard prints up to 8x10


standard grade
$0.40/photo
 
600DPI Scan
JPEG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
 
 
Family Grade
$0.75/photo
After 25% discount
600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal


Full page album scanning

Each page of the album is scanned as a single image.


Family Grade
$2.50/page
After 25% discount
600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal


In-album Photo Scanning

Scanning of images inside of albums individually in situations where the photo can't be safely removed from the album page.


Family Grade
$1.05/photo
After 25% discount
600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal


Non standard photos

Photographs up to 8x10 that can only be safely scanned on flatbed scanners.


Family Grade
$0.75/photo
After 25% discount
600DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal


Large Format Photos

We can scan large format images including framed photos, newspapers, blueprints etc.


Family Grade
Please Enquire
 
Up to 1200DPI Scan
JPEG, TIFF or DNG File Output
1 Year Backup of Your Photos
Customized Digital File Structure
Manual Colour & Contrast Corrected
Dust Removal


EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK






HOW IT WORKS



Any Questions?

Call: 416 479 0903
Toll free: 1 866 559 1163
E-mail: info@digitaltreasury.ca
Fill out our contact form

Logistics

Visit one of our 2 GTA locations
Ship your materials to us
Have us pick up from you

Digital Solutions

Digital files on:
USB / hard drive / the Cloud
DVD / Blu-rays



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How much does it cost?

  • For ALL tiers of service we charge per INDIVIDUAL IMAGE SCANNED.
  • The $/image rate is specific to the format of image (ie., photo, negative, slide, in-album) and the tier of service; for detailed pricing for all services please see our PRICING
What is the process for image scanning?

  • Each image regardless of format is individually scanned according to the Order Specifications.
  • Standard Grade scanning provides a straight scan to digital, NO DIGITAL CLEAN UP provided.
  • Family Grade & Archival Grade services provide for DIGITAL CLEAN UP of the scanned image - dust, dirt, finger prints, colour and contrast correction.
  • PLEASE NOTE audiotape transfers are a real-time process ie., 10 hours of audio takes 10 hours to capture BEFORE we do any digital processing.
  • ALBUM SCANNING provides for taking a photo album and scanning it's contents either as a (1) FULL PAGE scan or (2) we physically remove the photo, scan it, and then return it into the album.
What is the difference between a Standard Grade scan vs. Family Grade vs. Archival Grade?

  • As these formats age over time the chemical information stored on them is degrading and this translates as a loss of information when scanning to digital. Since we all use high resolution screens to view our images this loss of information becomes even more exaggerated and so our FG and AG process corrects for this bringing the newly created digital image back as close to "true" as can be delivered.
  • Our Standard Grade process utilises various auto-feed systems for volume image scanning at lower resolutions and provides for no digital correction.
  • Our Family Grade process only employs high-resolution flat-bed scanners to capture the image before professional photo editors manually colour correct, digitally clean-up and organise the scanned image.
  • Our Archival Grade process only employs high-resolution flat-bed scanners to capture the image to its maximum value before professional photo editors provide both a manually colour corrected and digitally clean-up image as well as a RAW TIFF (master) file.
  • For a detailed video explaining the benefits please see our INFO
What is DPI and what tier should I use?

  • DPI is used to describe the resolution number of dots per inch in a digital print and the printing resolution of a hard copy print In printing. DPI (dots per inch) refers to the output resolution of a printer or imagesetter, and PPI (pixels per inch) refers to the input resolution of a photograph or image. DPI refers to the physical dot density of an image when it is reproduced as a real physical entity, for example printed onto paper. A digitally stored image has no inherent physical dimensions, measured in inches or centimetres. Some digital file formats record a DPI value, or more commonly a PPI (pixels per inch) value, which is to be used when printing the image. This number lets the printer or software know the intended size of the image, or in the case of scanned images, the size of the original scanned object.
  • PRINT PHOTOS only contain 300dpi of information regardless of the size of the photo. We only scan print photos at 600dpi to ensure that the digital image will always fill the screen when being viewed regardless of the device.
  • 35MM NEGATIVES & SLIDES can contain upto 3600dpi of information. Our minimum scan for these formats is 1200dpi which provides for both a fully scalable digital image but a high-resolution print upto 8x10. For maximum benefit of information (ie., photo editing, large format printing, distribution) we recommend scanning at 3600dpi.
What is the difference between a TIFF and a JPEG file?

  • TIFF will enable you to store richer, more detailed images. It’s good practice to save your original (or source) photos as TIFF files. JPEGs, meanwhile, might be a better choice for exporting your finished edits because they’re easier to share and print.
  • JPEG is the industry standard for digital image storage. As a raster image file, a JPEG stores compressed picture data such as colour in a series of pixels. JPEG, or Joint Photographic Experts Group, is recognizable from the .jpg or .jpeg file extension.
  • TIFF files store much more image data than their JPEG counterparts. This makes them a favourite with photographers due to their stunning image quality. However, the higher resolution requires much larger file sizes — meaning they can be awkward to use and more difficult to store. Also known as Tag Image File Format, these large data files have the extension .tiff.
How is it organized?

  • We receive image scanning projects in all shapes, sizes and organizational structures. We physically label ALL individual containers (ie., album, carousel, tray, envelope, ziplock) with your Order# (ie., 60561_A) holding the images for scanning.
  • We create a unique digital file folder reflecting each individual container.
  • The digital file associated with the physical image will be named the same (ie., 60561_Album A_image 1) and saved to it's associated file folder.
How long does it take?

  • Standard turnaround times for most retail client orders is 3 - 4 weeks.
  • Expedited (RUSH) service is available and generally provides for a 1 week turnaround; the RUSH fee a flat $25.00 for Orders under <$100.00 and for Orders over >$100.00 the fee is 25% the value of the Order (ie., $200.00 Order counts a $50.00 RUSH fee).
Where is the work done?

  • All transfer services are performed in-house at our 10,000 sq/ft production facility located in Etobicoke LOCATIONS
  • No 3rd parties, No risks.
What / How do I get back?

  • A unique digital file(s) for each individual image scanned organized into a unique digital file folder assigned for each image container.
  • ALL the originally provided media is returned.
  • You have the option for the digital files to be returned via:
  • a USB or External Hard Drive that YOU provide at either drop-off or pick-up.
  • a USB or External Hard Drive that WE provide commensurate with your project requirements.
  • our Cloud Service.


FOR MORE INFORMATION






VISIT ONE OF OUR TWO LOCATIONS


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Etobicoke (HQ)

415 Horner Ave. #8
Toronto, ON, M8W 4W3
416 479 0903

Hours and Directions

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North York

265 Rimrock Rd. #2A
Toronto, ON, M3J 3C6
416 479 0903

Hours and Directions



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ABOUT DIGITAL TREASURES


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In 2014 Digital Treasures went fully commercial and became a part of the Digital Treasury Group (DTG). DTG is exclusively focused on being the highest-quality provider of full-suite media conversion and archiving services nationally. We operate under a fully integrated ‘lean’ business model utilizing industry best practices for providing low-cost/high-value digital solutions to the commercial, institutional and retail marketplaces. Our infrastructure has been purpose-built to (1) mitigate all potential risks associated with the handling and processing of a high volume of multiple media formats and (2) ensure the delivery of a best-quality digital solution fit to the client’s specific requirements. Our methodology is based upon 10 years of dedicated media conversion and archiving experience coupled with 15 years of leading-edge corporate experience resulting in the creation of what we know to be the “best in class” provider of these services in Canada.