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Some sample scans for your reference

Sample 1

A 35mm Kodak film negative image from a standard service 2400 dpi FilmScan scan, reduced to 275 pixels wide. To view the image at different scan sizes, click the following links:

600 dpi  |  1200 dpi   |  1800 dpi  |  2400 dpi Gondolas, Venice, Italy - 72 pdi web

Viewing our samples: Note that your browser will scale our larger sample images to fit. Use the browser magnification tool to view these images at 100%.

Sample 2

Part of a 35mm Fuji film negative image from a 2400 dpi scan, reduced to 275 pixels wide. To view the image at different sizes, click the links:

600 dpi  |  2400 dpi
Gondolas, Venice, Italy - 72 pdi web

All images © 1979-2015 Webstream Ltd
You may use these images freely for personal use only. All commercial and other reproduction rights are reserved.

Sample 3

A 35-year old Kodak negative after scanning, retouch and colour balance. Click the image to view it (note: 22.6MB download).

Bahrain harbourmaster, Mina Sulman 1979
The image above is 4724 x 4792 pixels at 300 dpi.
Note the image is copyright and for your inspection only.

Sample 4

A series of the same 35-year old Kodak negative image taken during initial scanning, colour correction and blemish removal. Click the photo below to see the series.

A note on scanned file sizes

Our scanners produce large digital file sizes for best quality. A 4,000 dpi scan of a 35mm frame at 48-bit colour depth will result in a TIF file of about 120MB (see table on right), much more for medium format film. Using JPG file compression, the same scan would result in a file of only 8-10MB file, but some loss of quality would occur.

JPG images have half the colour depth (number of colours) of TIF files. Each time a JPG is edited and then saved, further 'lossy' compression occurs as the image is recompressed by the algorithm.

If you plan to edit your images, we recommend TIF files. Remember that each time a JPG file is edited, a further loss will occur, leading to artifacts in the image. If you simply need your images for web or AV presentation use only, then consider asking us for JPGs.

File sizes, scanned 35mm film:
Scan rate 48-bit colour 16-bit Greyscale
1200 dpi 10 MB 3 MB
2400 dpi 40 MB 12 MB
4000 dpi 120 MB 34 MB
Is your computer up to it? If you have an older computer, then ask us for JPG files. Opening and editing large image files often slows older PCs quite dramatically. If you are not sure, just call us to discuss your needs.