35mm Negative Film Scanning Solutions | Oxford UK

Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

35mm Negative Slide Scanning Solutions in Oxfordshire UK

Digitisation of 35mm Negatives - Converting your Archives

In photography, a negative is an image, usually on a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film, in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. 

This reversed order occurs because the extremely light-sensitive chemicals a camera film must use to capture an image quickly enough for ordinary picture-taking are darkened, rather than bleached, by exposure to light and subsequent photographic processing. 

In the case of color negatives, the colors are also reversed into their respective complementary colors. Typical color negatives have an overall dull orange tint due to an automatic color-masking feature that ultimately results in improved color reproduction. Negatives were once commonly made on a thin sheet of glass rather than a plastic film, and some of the earliest negatives were made on paper.

Photographic negatives include 35mm, 35mm half frame, 110 mounts, 126 film mounts, 35mm negative strips and 35mm half frame negative strips.

35mm Positive and Negative Photographic Film Services | Offering High Quality Film Scanning Solutions. From 1 negative to 1000's of Archives.

We offer many options of resolution to suit our clients to National Archive Standards.  If you require a variation of DPI (PPI), please do advise when placing your order.

Standard JPEG10 (upto 4800dpi) - Perfect for consumer viewing on mobile devices, computers and TVs.
Publication TIFF (3200dpi+) - Perfect for publications and clients wishing a HQTIFF but manageable file size.
Archival TIFF (4800dpi - 6800dpi) - Ideal for historical societies, museums and private collections who wish to archive uncompressed digital files.
Imacon Virtual Drum Scan TIFF (6300dpi) - Ideal for specialists requiring high tonal capture for print production.


Please follow the below links for medium format film, glass plates and large transparencies, which are priced differently due to the more complex nature of digitising these formats.    

SCANNING OUTPUT 1+ 10+ 50+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 5000+
Standard JPEG 3200dpi-4800dpi 2.00 1.00 0.50 0.40 0.35 0.30 0.25
Publication TIFF 3200dpi 4.00 2.00 1.00 0.75 0.65 0.55 0.45
Archival TIFF 4800dpi-6800dpi 6.00 3.00 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75 0.75
Imacon Virtual Drum TIFF 6300dpi 8.00 4.00 2.00 1.75 1.50 N/A N/A
35mm Slides, 35mm Half Frame, 35mm Negative Strips, 35mm Half Frame Negative Strips,
110 Pocket Slides, 3D Stereo Slides, 126 film mounts, 127 Superslides, 110 Negative Strips,
126 Negative Strips, Disc Negatives.

All slides, negatives and strips are professionally cleaned and digitised to the correct resolution, before entering our post production suite where images are toned and sharpened.
Contact: cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com Tel: 01865 457000
All prices exclude VAT @ 20%

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com