DiJiFi is recognized for its high quality and respected ability to digitize all photo formats and still images, optimize images in digital form, print high quality and archival images, and save your digital files to hard drives, discs or the cloud, including creating backups and adding descriptive info to each image so you can track and organize it.
What We Scan
Receive a disc or drive of your old photos, negatives or slides, digitally archived and ready for devices we use every day. We can also edit and improve the old images to internet friendly files for you to share through social media.
Standard slides have a frame that is roughly 1.5 inches wide and 1 inch tall, typically mounted in cardboard which is a 2 by 2 inch square.
The ubiquitous printed photo. We scan anything up to about 14 x 20 inches. Color and detail are good, though often below that of film.
It was introduced by Kodak in 1963, and is associated mainly with low-end point-and-shoot cameras.
Generally, the term applies to negatives and transparencies larger than 24 by 36mm (used in 35mm photography), but smaller than 4 by 5 inches (which is considered large format).
35mm negative film was the most used film format of the analog era. Typically cut into strips of 4-6 frames, with an equal frame size to slides.
Introduced by Kodak in 1972. 110 is essentially a miniaturized version of Kodak's earlier 126 film format. Each frame is 13mm × 17mm (0.51 in × 0.67 in), with one registration hole.
Advanced Photo System (APS) was first produced in 1996. It was marketed by Kodak under the brand name Advantix, by FujiFilm under the name Nexia, by Agfa as Futura, and by Konica as Centuri.
Large format refers to any imaging format of 4×5 inches (102×127mm) or larger.
Super Slide (2"x 2" Frame)
Super slides have a 2"x2" frame. which is larger than a typical 35mm slide.
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Other Formats, Albums, Etc.
We scan other formats as well. And we are up front about charges for extra work such as pulling prints from albums or scanning selected frames from a negative strip. We encourage you to write or call if anything is unclear.
Why We're The Best
There are many different ways to digitize photos. The trick is to find that sweet spot between a long, expensive process and a shorter process that sacrifices on quality. Simply put, we did our homework.
Top of The Class
We’ve tested every machine, and have done the comparisons. We use scanners that produce the best looking images possible in this price range, and back it up with great service. Our system and staff ensure every request is met and communication is made with honesty and respect. Our culture is to focus on the relationship with the client as much as the digitization process itself. Just ask the internet!
We offer different resolutions and levels of service to meet the different needs of our clients. We also have a handy tool on our estimation page to help you determine which options may suit you best.
Raw service means we get the best possible scan from your photo, and only organize and rename them. You will need to rotate, crop out unwanted borders, and adjust color or contrast.
Direct service adds rotation and hand cropping of unwanted borders from your digital images. Color and contrast adjustments are not made, so faded images still appear faded.
Complete service adds hand adjustments to color and contrast. Faded images tend to have their original look restored, and under or overexposed images are improved.
Standard and Full Resolution
Standard Resolution extracts most of the useful detail from the image. Scans from slides and negatives can be printed over 5×7, and scans from prints can be reprinted at their original size. Full Resolution, on the other hand, will get every useful detail from the image and the scans will be future-proofed to display maximum fidelity on the next generation of digital displays such as 4K. The example image shown of grass and the front of a car is from a photo print scan and zoomed in heavily to show the difference between the two resolutions. Keep in mind you will not usually zoom this far into the image and the differences are more subtle for most uses.
Want the details? Here goes. For our Standard Resolution, prints are scanned at 300 DPI, 35mm slides and negatives at 2500 DPI, medium format at 1500 DPI and larger negatives or transparencies at 600 DPI. Our Full Resolution is exactly double, except for 35mm, which is 4000 DPI (the maximum optical resolution of our Nikon scanners). We default to JPG files saved at Photoshop Level 10.
Do you have photos that are heavily damaged and in need of more than just a basic scan? We can restore damaged photos back to their original state and make them brand new once again.
Digital images are output as data discs or drives. Small orders can be sent via email or FTP, and all files are backed up on our servers for 14 days after the date of completion.
DiJiFi can also capture images to various guidelines including meeting FADGI (Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative - the strict quality standards set by the federal government for their own archival projects) or METAMORFOZE image standards.
TIFF file for absolutely lossless backup, but at a very large file size (and additional cost).
Data files can be burned to disc.
JPEG (or JPG) file for near-lossless quality at a small file size for easy backup and sharing.
A small thumb-sized or wallet-sized drive for portable digital storage and transfer of your data.
If you need prints of your digital files we offer two great levels of service for printing - Standard & Archival.