120 / 220 / 645 Medium Format Film Scanning

Choose our 120, 220, 645 medium format film scanning service - digitise your negatives and slides and preserve family photos to Digital, USB or CD. Send them and you can easily download them with our Supaphoto© Cloud

Medium Format Film Camera Scans

Medium Format Film Camera Scans - Film is filtered using an AI based software to reduce digital colour noise and film grain. A digital sharpening filter can also applied to give you a clearer, more defined image.

Or call us now for some friendly advice Freephone 0800 690 6160

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Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

The best thing you could ever do for your family in three simple steps.

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1. Package Up Your Memories

Simply pack your beloved memories and send them to us. Use either our courier collection and return service or send it to us directly. Ask for your step by step welcome pack now.

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2. Lovingly Converted

We love what we do. Our dedicated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

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3. Share & Enjoy With Your Family

This is where the magic begins, We’ll return your original media. Once preserved, access them via our easy cloud download service, USB stick or a DVD. Relax and let those memories flood in. 

Supaphoto 110,220 & 645 Film Services Film

Not everyone has the time to read lots of words.

That’s why we’re produced this short & simple film which explains what we do in an easy to digest way. It also includes a few photo conversion samples to put your mind at ease.

So for 120 film scans, 220 film scans or 645 film scans, we hope that you enjoy it!

Our APS Scanning Advantages

Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto for photo, slide & album scanning. You won’t be disappointed.

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Output & Viewing

Digital file download via Cloud, USB or DVD. Watch on TV, PC, tablet or mobile

Cine Transfer Advantages - Colour Corrections

Colour Corrections

Expert colour correction plus advanced service options for more discerning customers  

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AI Photo Enhancement

Optional AI enhancement and restoration delivers cleaner images whilst remaining faithful

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Free Services

Free cropping of images, rotating to correct aspect and pre-scan dusting

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Security of Handling

We take security of handling very seriously at Supaphoto with step by step tracking

Before & After - RAW Scan V AI Enhancement

Got 110, 120,645 Medium Format Film? - Give us a Call!

We take technical quality seriously at Supaphoto. We uniquely possess our own designed for us / made for us purpose made deep scanner which  already delivers fabulous results as you can see from the 35mm slide example below. Now with our REVIVAL AI process and treatment, the quality is even better! We can now optionally use the latest AI to further enhance and restore your images. The technology can sharpen film while recovering accurate detail, remove excess harsh noise while recovering true authentic detail in your film, soften the look of dust and scratches and much more besides – all the time being faithful to your original image.

For more information about our photo conversion services, watch our photo service and examples video.

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Pre Treatment

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Post Treatment

What's Included?

You’ll receive everything needed to safeguard your memories.

Yes, where collection is applicable, we’ll organise for an easy to understand pre-paid address label to be sent to you. Could not be more simple. There’s also a section in there for you to add notes. 

We know how precious your memories are. It can feel like a big decision. The Supaphoto Welcome Guide explains the process in step by step simple terms. It will also include useful contact details for peace of mind.

We loe what we do. Our dedcated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

This is where the magic begins. We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access your files via our easy cloud download service, on a memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in!.

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Sir Richard Attenborough – One of Supaphoto’s Proudest Moments

We were so proud to be chosen by the University of Sussex to preserve some of film director Sir Richard Attenborough’s photographs.

Over the years, we’ve also scanned thousands of photo from prestigious photo albums going back to the 1900’s for British politicians to thousands of everyday family photo collections for families throughout the UK.

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Medium Format Film Scanning Prices

At Supaphoto we’ve taken pleasure in growing our business slowly through referrals – see prices below and our Service FAQs further down.

Scanning Prices for Medium Format Scanning of Negatives and Positive Film:
Prices Start from £8 per frame 

Prices also include Free Download from Supaphoto Cloud for easy viewing & sharing with family. 

Key Service Features:
– Colour correction
– Free rotating and image orientation
– Organisation into logical folders to suit clients needs
– Free cropping
– Free ‘red eye’ corrections

Like to learn more about our service?
For more info see FAQS section below. 

What Do I Want Back? – Choose from one of the following options:
i) JEPG or TIF Digital files sent as a Free Download from Supaphoto Cloud for easy viewing & sharing with family
ii) JPEG or TIF Digital files on a Master USB Stick
iii) Conversion to a CD in a nice presentation case

Optional Extras:
– Back-up Version on Master USB Memory Stick: £19.99
– Back-up Version of CD in Presentation Case: £19.99
– Extra copy of CD in Presentation Case: £9.99

Free Doorstep Collection & Return Delivery
We’re easy to deal with at Supaphoto. Contact Us Now to receive your free welcome pack and address label.

We’ll then liaise with you to get your package collected free of charge. Our prices also includes free return delivery. 

Want to Order? – How Can I contact You?
Simple! Just Call us on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line.

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FAQs

We’ve made life easy for you by compiling the the most commonly asked questions that we’ve been asked over the years in one place!

What other free other scanning services do you offer as standard? 
– Colour correction
– Free rotating and image orientation
– Organisation into logical folders to suit clients needs
– Free cropping
– Free ‘red eye’ corrections

How can I view my photos?
Could not be easier! Either watch on PC, Laptop, MAC or Phone and as a slideshow or as images in folders. Or plug and play with USB on your TV. 

No upfront payment? – when do I pay?
We never charge upfront unlike other companies. Why? Because there’s always a small chance that you may have images not worth scanning.     

Is it easy to share with my family?
It’s so easy. Just forward the link we send you or share your USB memory stick.

Which media output is best?
Digital images are easy to view and share on PCs, laptops, ipads and phones. A USB can simply be plugged into a TV nowadays!. Perhaps have with your own DIY family archiving project? Or opt for a back-up set on a USB or CD for safety. 

How long does it take?
Typically 5-10 working days or less. 

Do you send the originals back?
Yes indeed – It’s important that you always keep your originals somewhere safe.

Does the price include Free Collection and return?
Yes indeed and fully tracked all the way. 

What’s your quality like?
We always work with high quality resolution scans for your peace of mind.

Do you clean them beforehand?
One by one, every image is automatically air dusted prior to image capture.

Do you offer an advanced service?
Yes. We offer a museum quality service for more discerning customers and organisations. It delivers quality – higher resolution images with extra treatment such as tint corrections to further enhance them to our ‘Museum Standard’

I don’t want to pay if images are so dark that they are not worth scanning..! 
Don’t worry. We will NOT scan any images that are so dark that they would not result in a good discernible image. 

I have notes on the back of images. Can I have a scan of that side too?
Yes we can economically scan the reverse of prints too if done at same time.

Can I view and save them on a Free Online Gallery?
Yes indeed and you can share them with your family thereafter.

Where can I read reviews about your service?
We always treat tapes as if they were our own. Read our reviews for yourself

Why should I do it?
All photos slowly fade over time. The sooner you do it – the better. 

Do I have to count them?
No need! We’ll tell you the exact number at the end. 

Can you organise them?
Each batch will typically be placed in logical folders. For your peace of mind, we normally precede file numbers with the initials of our clients.

What’s your security like?
Rest assured that we take security of handling very seriously and have an insurance policy to match.  

I have a lot of images – Can I get a bulk discount?
Contact us to see how we can help. See also our buy now, pay later option. 

I still have questions!
Call us for some friendly help on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

Choose what you’ll get back. Sit back and soak it in!

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Digital Download

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USB Memory Stick

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Bulk Discounts

Got a large order? We’ll do our best to help you. Just give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.

How to Scan Medium Format Negatives

When we speak of standard format slides and negatives we often refer to 35mm slides and negative stills. Beyond that, all slides and negatives which are between 35mm and 4×5” are typically considered medium format. Any slides and negatives above the size of 4×5” qualify as large format. 

35mm film was undoubtedly the most popular format for amateur still photography due to its affordability and ease of use. In fact, many continue to use it today, particularly to capture events or family holidays. Nevertheless, alongside the more common 35 mm film, from the 1930s onwards, medium and large format cameras began to enter the market. Those rolls of film cost quite a bit more though! A far cry from today’s digital cameras! These championed image quality over ease of use, and were therefore much less widely used. 

Artists and photographers still shoot medium and large format film today. This is because the superior quality of these formats has allowed for them to become an artistic niche. Do you have medium or large format slides and negatives in your collection of old media? If so, a keen photographic eye must run in the family! 

Unlike with standard format cameras, shooting on large format film often requires re-loading for every still. Despite making this type of photography more labour intensive and expensive, this allows the photographer to capture detailed images. 

Our Professional Medium Format Scanning Service

At Supaphoto we know how much effort and care goes into medium and large format photography, and how important it is to do justice to that process. While scanning 35mm film requires some expertise, medium format slide scanning requires that and more. With the larger surface area of medium format film, the likelihood of finding dust and scratches increased. For this reason, the digitisation of the slides and negatives calls for a much more delicate medium format scanning service

Our team begins the medium format scanning service by carefully cleaning all of your media in our specialised studio. This allows us to assess the condition of your slides and negatives. We then determine the resolution at which they should be scanned to achieve the best quality digital images. Once this has been established, we scan them one by one in the corresponding professional flatbed scanner. 

During the scanning process, each film scan has been digitised to its ideal resolution. At this point, our editors can optionally apply specialist digital ICE (Image Correction and Enhancement) treatment. This helps to mitigate any ageing or damage.

We have 20+ years of experience in this industry. In this time, we have invested heavily in the highest quality technology. This allows us to ensure the achievement of results which are faithful to the original image when it was taken. 

It is this process, as well as our use of high quality photo scanners, which allow us to provide an industry leading medium format scanning service. In essence, the digital scans which you will receive at the end of the scanning process will be better quality than the originals that we received from you. Your scanned slides and negatives will look better than what you could view through a medium format slide viewer, for example.

Our Large Format Negative Scanning Service

Our large format negative scanning service follows a very similar process to that described above. However, to scan negative film, we use a specialist scanner which allows us to digitally develop your images. 

Once we have achieved the highest possible quality scans, we make sure to return your originals in pristine condition. We can return your digital images in three different ways. 

The first and most popular option is a digital download link. If you choose this option you will receive a link in your inbox. Through this link, you will be able to download your scanned files onto your local PC or MAC. From there, you can duplicate the files, move them or share them with as many people as you like! 

The second option that we offer is a USB disk. With this option you will receive a memory stick which you can insert into your computer. This offers the same flexibility as a digital download (as described above). 

However, this is often a popular option for customers who wish to give their digital images as gifts. A memory stick with high quality scans of a family media archive can be a very thoughtful and personal gift. We can even provide these in presentation boxes upon request. 

The third option which we offer consists of a DVD. If you choose to transfer to DVD, you will receive a hard disc in a presentation case. Your DVD will be playable on most laptops and computers, as well as most modern TVs. We also offer the option to customise your DVD disc with a title of your choice. 

DVDs are also an ideal option for gift giving. This is because they allow you to give someone a physical object and they can be kept on book shelves or amongst DVD collections.

Every one of these formats is suitable for storing your film scans in the long term. We can help you find the best format or formats for you. And if you want to give away a DVD copy, but want to keep a copy for yourself, you are always welcome to mix and match conversion formats!

How to Prevent Your Medium and Large Format Negatives and Slides From Fading

At Supaphoto we have experience of medium format negative scanning in very good and very bad condition. The way your slides and negatives have been stored can make a huge difference to the level of decay or damage that they have suffered. 

It is always preferable to store your media in a dry and dark environment, preferably in an airtight container. Unfortunately, people are rarely aware of this. Particularly when the media in question has been passed down through generations. 

If you have come across some precious family memories in large and medium format film, the sooner you bring them to us the better. The longer you leave your slides and negatives in the attic or a shed, the more likely they are to start to lose colour or definition, and the more difficult it will be to bring them back to life faithfully.

Don’t allow your family memories, your beautiful stills, to fade away. Get in touch and we will be happy to talk through your options around our medium format negative scanning service. This also applies to other old media formats, which you may also have. Videotapes, for example, can develop mould very easily, which causes them to become brittle and break.

Here at Supaphoto we often come across people who are unaware of the urgency associated with digitising old media. Fortunately, we have the honour of being industry leading experts in reviving your memories and bringing to life your medium format film camera scans.

If you are interested in learning more about media preservation and archiving, or about what we do, please feel free to join our Facebook community here. By joining us on Facebook you will get access to free tips and tricks on media storage. We also share interesting media-related history and editing guides for digital media!

At Supaphoto we feel privileged to be chosen by individuals and organisations. We hope our long list of happy customers will encourage you to trust us too. If you need some more encouragement, you can read our customer reviews by following this link.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries about service. Our friendly team will be happy to walk you through the options.

Service, Examples & Customers

Rest assured that we take the issue of quality very seriously.

Why not view our service video and see samples?

We’ve invested heavily in our photo digitalisation equipment and have been in this business for over twenty years.

We were chosen to undertake cine film conversion work for the TV Production Company behind the BBC’s Repair Shop!

Other projects include digitalising Sir Richard Attenborough’s personal collection of images, converting early footage of Virgin Airways promotional films and digitalisation work relating to Windsor Castle, The Mary Rose and the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Buy Now - Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments to spread the cost – automatically charged over three months.

Rest assured that there are no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies of £500. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

If you’re still unsure which photo album scanning service is best for you, read our guide on photo, slide and album scanning and scanning options.

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Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away - Buy Now, Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments, automatically charged over three months.

No interest and no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

Common Questions

Yes we collect throughout the whole of the UK!

Alternatively, you may visit us too so that we can go through the variables together. Just call or email us in advance to make an appointment at a suitable time please.

We would generally advise using a tracked service to get your photos, film or audio tapes to us –

i.e Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcel Force 24/48

Yes of course! All of your original media will be returned to you with your digitised versions. 

Yes indeed! It will depend on the total size of your order. Where we save time by doing things in bulk, we like to pass the benefit on.