We are a group of professional photographers. We started our photography careers in the analog age. We had years of slides, negatives, and old tapes that we wanted to convert into a copy to last forever. After investing into the technology and seeing the success of restoring our history into digital bits, we built RESTORE.photography to provide a service to others who have a legacy to restore. There is no need to spend hundreds on small boxes to ship your bulk products for restoration. Our simple pricing plan makes any volume of media affordable and easy to convert into digital. Our purpose is to restore your history at an honest price.
The quality of an image comes down to the dots per inch (dpi). Slides and negatives captured at 72 dpi give a good picture that is web quality, similar to a picture shown in social media sites or other websites, but the quality is far from what is needed for printing. Professional photographers take pictures at 300-400 dpi.
The size of a slide and negative is quite small to begin with, but it has a large amount of detail. To assemble the best digital quality, a resolution of 3,000 dpi is excellent for reproduction of the slide/negative. More dpi will show more quality. A resolution of 72 dpi is satasisfactory when using the scanned image online like in a website or social media. Scanned slides or negatives are scanned at 3,000-10,000 dpi to make the best possible image for printing.
When scanning prints, a quality of 300 dpi is similar to the quality used to make the print. Since the print is no longer digital, a higher resolution will render the highest possible quality.