Specialist Heritage Photographic Film Digitisation | Oxford UK

Photographic Film Types - Transparent Negatives, Color Reversal Film (or "slide film"), Black-and-White Reversal Film, Instant films, X-Ray Film Types

Our specialist archival suite is highly recommended for scanning varieties of historical photographic film including glass plates, nitrate film, acetate safety film and polyester film types.  Our services are highly recommended by leading universities, museums, archives and private individuals.  Please contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com or call our office: 01865 457000

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Daguerreotype Film Glass Plate Negative Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Daguerreotype Film Scanning (1840's - 1850's)


Daguerreotype Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Ambrotypes Film Scanning (1850's - mid 1880's)


Tintype Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Tintype Film Scanning (1850's - 1900's)


Stereotype Card Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Stereograph Card Film Scanning (1850's - 1900's)


Glass Plate Negative Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Glass Plate Negative Film Scanning (1850's - 1920's)


Lantern Slide Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Lantern Slide Film Scanning (1850 - 1940's)


Medium Format Film Transfers in Oxfordshire UK

Medium Format 120/220 Film (1901/1965 - present)


Large Transparency Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

 Large Transparency Film Scanning (1911 - present)


X-Ray and Transparency Scanning in Oxfordshire UK

X-Ray Transparency Film Scanning (1911 - present)


127 Film Spool Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

127 Pocket Film Scanning (1912 - Present)


35mm Positive Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

 35mm Colour Reversal Slide  (1934 - present)


35mm Black and White Positive Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

35mm B&W Reversal Slide Scanning (1934 - present)


35mm Colour Negative Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

 35mm Colour Negative Film  (1934 - present)


35mm Black and White Negative Film Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

35mm B&W Negative Scanning (1934 - present)


126 Pocket Film Spool Scanning Services Oxfordshire UK

126 Modern Roll Film Scanning (1963 - 2008)


History of Photographic Film

When film was first made (mid-19th century), it used silver-plated copper sheets that contained three layers with light sensitive chemicals on them. Other items used to create film included leather, paper, and glass sheets. 

Glass sheets were the most popular due being cheaper and more opaque than plastic sheets. By 1895 “safety film” became the new norm as it was flexible and roll-able unlike the copper and glass sheets, and it was safer than nitrate film; however, it would take until the 1930’s for the modern color subtract film and positive film to finally develop. Even then, the film produced images that were too dark in color and would take an additional six years for Kodachrome, a film produced by Kodak that used color subtraction methods, to lighten the colors and film for more suitable images. 

Gradually over time, the process and chemicals used for the processes to make positive photography became refined and better in terms of detail, resolution, lighting, and color. Special thanks https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/earlyphotoformats/home



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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