Photo/Negative Digitization

Converting your photos, negatives, and slides into a digital collection preserves your precious memories and keeps them organized in a space-saving format that is easy to share.

Digitizing your photo collection is an important part of historical preservation. Photos are memories, and converting them to digital makes those memories last forever. Print photos fade over time. Negatives are easily lost or misplaced, and sharing slides can be complicated. A digital collection allows you to easily view and share your photos as often as you like without fear of loss or damage. Protect your memories by digitizing your print photos, negatives, and slides today.

ADM Digital Archiving

AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES is dedicated to protecting your history. We offer affordable preservation packages that include a remarkable number of features. Other companies charge double their rates or even more to perform the array of additional services that we include absolutely free when we digitize your photos, slides, and negatives. We provide so many extras free of charge because we want to do more than just keep your costs low. We want to make your collection accessible with a high-quality photo archive that is easy to use and easy to share. A photo archive from AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES is a wonderful way to make your memories available without compromising the integrity of your collection. See below all the features you get standard with our basic digitization service.

American Digital Memories offers free two-way shipping with every project. We cover the cost of shipping your property to and from our digitization facility, and we ship your digital product to you free as well. We send you the shipping labels, and we arrange for FedEx to pick up your property at a time that is convenient for you. We also provide detailed packing and shipping instructions to ensure that your property arrives safely with no damage.

We scan photos, negatives, and slides of all types and sizes. Our flat-bed imaging system has stationary scanning beds that capture professional grade images without feeding your photographs or negatives through a machine. Preserving your property is important to us, and we take the utmost care to digitize your photographs in a manner that does not damage the originals.

American Digital Memories can scan your photos and negatives in full color or black-and-white at any resolution you desire. Image quality can vary greatly at different resolutions for different types of film. We take great pride in working with our customers to understand their needs and ensure that the quality of their digital photo collection meets their expectations.

American Digital Memories can digitize your collection in a format of your choosing. We typically send your photos to you in either a TIFF or JPEG format, ideal for both archiving and viewing your photos. These file formats are universal and can easily be viewed from most any computer. JPEG is the most common image format used by digital cameras, so it is compatible even with most specialty photo software. A universal format ensures that your photos will be protected, but also that you will always be able to view them even as technology evolves.

American Digital Memories employs a rigorous quality assurance protocol to ensure that every photo scans properly and that your digital images are at least as clear as the original. We digitally split negative strips into individual photos and rotate every image to an upright position. Believe it or not, many companies charge extra even for this simple service. We adjust the skew of each image so they are straight and neat for quality presentation. We include these services at no cost to you because quality is as important to us as preservation.

Our standard optimization service enhances the viewing quality of your photos. We check the focus, brightness, color, and contrast of every image and adjust them as necessary to ensure your digital photographs are clear, crisp, and sharp. Many customers find that their digital photos are better than the originals. This is just another service that American Digital Memories includes at no cost.

Navigating your digital collection is quick and simple. We include our standard indexing services at no cost. We sort, label, and name each collection for easy browsing, and we number every image for your convenience. With our turnkey service, there is no need to presort. American Digital Memories does the work for you at no extra charge.

Most of our customers want their original photos or negatives back after we digitize them. We are always happy to return your photos to you with free shipping, but if you find that you no longer want your originals, American Digital Memories will dispose of them for you. Free shipping or free disposal. Whichever option you choose, we’ll cover the cost.

Even with all of these features added, our per image digitization rate is still lower than many of our competitors charge just for simple scanning. AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES has the resources to craft quality digital products at prices other companies just can’t touch. When you weigh in all of the features we include absolutely free, there is simply no competition. And, of course, it all comes with our amazing customer service.