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Zurich: convert film photos to digital

Can anyone recommend a good but reasonably priced photo shop in Zurich that can convert photos from film to digital photos?
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Re: Zurich: convert film photos to digital

Have you considered the option of scanning them? That's what I did with mine, using a standard HP printer/scanner. It was a bit fiddly to get the settings right at the start (high enough resolution to get good quality, but not so high that it takes for ever and the resulting files are huge), but once I got that right it went quite fast. I found that I was able to scan 6 photos at a time, then use the scanner software to crop and save to 6 individual files.
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Re: Zurich: convert film photos to digital

You can hire a photoscanner from amazon for one week(costs around 100 euros), if you would purchase the hardware ,it would cost around 700 Euros.

https://www.amazon.de/PHOTOSCANNER-M.../dp/B082BG5GHT
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Re: Zurich: convert film photos to digital

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convert photos from film to digital photos?
Can't recommend any shop, because I ended up with scanning photo negatives myself.

Are those photos actually some film (e.g. 35mm) negatives/positives, or are they printed on a paper or other opaque media?

If they are large format positives or any sort of prints, then it can be done good enough with any modern scanner (resolution of 1200dpi will be even excessive ion most cases due to limitations of analogue photo and conventional printing technologies).

If you have negatives, then it is a task for a special equipment, although some of it is very cheap (unless you need to digitize really large amount of negatives or want some extreme resolution for any reason). From my experience, 3 years ago buying a top of the line device for 350 CHF and spending one evening with it was cheaper and quicker for ~300 slides, rather than paying for the same job to a professional in Zürich. Later sold the device for more then half of the price and saved even more.
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Photo digitizing service in Switzerland?

Hello, I have hundreds of old family photos I'd like to have digitized. I've started the project myself but it's too big and the quality I get is inconsistent.

In the USA there are services like Scan Digital that send you a box, you send your photos, and they scan them. Does anything like this exist in Switzerland?
https://www.toptenreviews.com/best-p...nning-services

Happy to take them pretty much anywhere for good service. Have you seen anything like this?

Thanks!
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Re: Photo digitizing service in Switzerland?

Yes, but it is not cheap and the quality could be better.

You pay 0.95 sfr per Photo in 600 dpi quality.

https://www.fotoscan24.ch/preise-fot...SAAEgICcPD_BwE

When you rent this scanner for a week , you get better quality and save money:

https://www.amazon.de/FOTOSCANNER-Fo...082BG5GHT?th=1
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Yes, but it is not cheap and the quality could be better.

You pay 0.95 sfr per Photo in 600 dpi quality.

https://www.fotoscan24.ch/preise-fot...SAAEgICcPD_BwE

When you rent this scanner for a week , you get better quality and save money:

https://www.amazon.de/FOTOSCANNER-Fo...082BG5GHT?th=1
Most printers have a good scanner in them.
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