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Photo to Digital in NYC.
Picture Scan in New York.

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Digitally Archive Your Photos before the color is faded.

We understand the importance of your photos.
So at Doi Camera, all photos and pictures will be handled by our in-house white gloves technicians.
Your photos stay at our New York lab throughout the picture digitization process.
Your photos will NOT be sent out
- Zero chance of being lost on transit.
Your privacy will be well kept and the turnaround time is quick.

If you see a cheaper price for your Photo Scanning job, ask them where the actual scanning will be done.
You will be surprised to know - many companies are sending out to India, China or South America !

What good of Digitizing Photos?
Archive photos and preserve for generations to come.
Emergency preparedness, save them on-line or iCould.
One disc can hold the whole family photos.
A good of memory sharing method for divorce, separation or children's marriage.
A great gift idea for a birthday, reunion or anniversary.
Enjoy watching old photos on a TV, otherwise you will never see them again.
Show as a side show at a Wedding party or other family functions.
E-mail old photos, share them on a website for a pleasant surprise


How to select your best photo Scanning option. - lean here.
Photo Scanning Prices (3x5 to 8x10)
Jpeg File
Tiff File
Hi Res.
Hi Res.
Minimum Charge
1 - 99
0.99 each 1.50 1.50 2.25
100 - 249
0.89 1.35 1.35 1.99
250 - 499
0.79 1.19 1.19 1.79
500 and over
0.69 1.05 1.05 1.55
Photo Scan Resolutions
300 dpi 600 dpi 300 dpi 600 dpi
4 x 6 print pixels (approx.)
1200 x 1800 2400 x 3600 1200 x 1800 2400 x 3600
Scanned file size (approx.)
12 mb 60 mb 12 mb 60 mb
Saved file size (approx.)
1.5 mb 8 mb 12 mb 60 mb
Original Photos in other sizes
11 x 14
$15.00 $25.00
Smaller than 3 x 5
$2.95 $5.00
Polaroid or Thick B&W photos
$2.95 $5.00

$25.00 minimum per order.
Basic Jpeg 1-25, Hi Res Jpeg 1-15, Basic Tiff 1-15 or Hi Res Tiff 1-11 photos are subject to minimum charge of $25.00.

The price includes a CD or DVD disc.
A CD can hold about 500 basic Jpeg, 85 Hi Res Jpeg, 55 basic Tiff or 10 Hi Res Tiff files.
A DVD disc can hold about 3500 basic Jpeg, 600 Hi Res Jpeg, 300 basic Tiff or 65 Hi Res Tiff files.

We can provide scanned files on a USB Flash Drive with an extra fee of $9.95.


Please note:

The photos must be loose.

Smaller than 3 x 5 photo scan - $2.95 each.
Thick prints, such as Polaroid or old thick B&W photo and fragile photo - $2.95 each.
Bigger than 8x10 but smaller than 11x14 photo scan - $15.00 each.
No scan services for photos bigger than 11x14.


Must be square shape. Oval and other irregular shape photos are subject to a special handling fee($2.95 each).


Photos must be loose.
No photos in photo albums or in a photo frame will be accepted.
Please take out photos or we can take out photos with an extra fee (case-by-case basis).


Matte finish photos will show white dots in digital files. This is a nature of Matte photo paper.


No refund will be accepted for Shoe Box Scanning jobs, because the CD or DVD can be easily copied at home.


Picture to digital - Turnaround time

Turnaround Time
Next business day
2- 3 days
100 - 500
about a week
over 1000

All Photo scans are done in our New York studio. No pictures will be sent out.

Turn photo to digital - Options

How to select the best photo Scanning option for you.

Select your photo scanning option.
Why are you digitizing photos?

Digitize photo so you can enjoy pictures on a PC or Mac or a big HD TV monitor - Basic plan
Scan photos for documents such as Power Point, Word or PDF file - Basic plan.
Digitize photos for Web sharing (such as Face Book) or E-mail- Basic plan.
Photos to print up to 5 x 7 size with no cropping - Basic plan.
Photos to print 8 x 10, 8 x 12 up to 11 x 14 size, or Photo Album- Hi Res in Jpeg option.
Project photo image with a Projector at a big room, archiving many photos in good quality - Hi Res in Jpeg option.
Archive best possible quality - Hi Res in TIFF format option. (Tiff format is not suitable for E-mail or Web upload)


Purpose of your photo scanning
Recommended option
Digitize Photos to preserve for generations to come.
Enjoy on an HD TV, Tablet, Smart Phones, Computers (PC or Mac).
E-mail images, upload to Website or Social media ( Instagram or FB).
Good for Powerpoint Presentation or any other documentation.
Print up to 5x7 size.

Jpeg Basic Scan
Copy Photos to Hi quality digital archiving.
Much better quality than Basic photo scanning.
Good for Project presentation and Photo Editing.
Print up to 11 x 14.

Jpeg Hi Resolution Scan

Very good quality archiving.
Good for very Hi quality lossless archiving and heavy photo editing.

Note: Tiff file is not for everybody.
You cannot E-mail Tiff files (too big).
Tiff is NOT for TV viewing via DVD player.
Tiff files do not work on Smart Phone or Tablet or Web sharing.

Tiff Hi Resolution Scan

More details on Photo Scanning Options.

There are two things that need your decision.
One is Photo Scanning "Resolution", and another is "Digital File Format."

DPI stands for Dot Per Inch, more dots per inch means more detailed info is captured when scanning.
Higher is better in general but costs you more. How much more is here.
Photos will be scanned at, either 300 dpi or 600 dpi.



Digital file format
Either Jpeg or Tiff.
There are many types of "Digital Graphic files", but the most popular digital file formats in Photo Scanning world are Jpeg and Tiff.

Jpeg (or often spelled Jpg) file is very popular and good for most people.
Jpeg is a convenient format for printing, Web-sharing(such as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox), E-mail.
You can also enjoy photo show on your big HD TV, using a DVD player.

Tiff file is different from Jpeg file mainly in two aspects.
1. Scanning method is different
2. The way scanned file is saved is different - Jpeg compress the files, Tiff doesn't and keep the original size.

Note: Tiff file is not for everybody.
It is a perfect solution for Hi Resolution Archiving or Photo Graphical Editing purposes.
But Tiff file is too big for E-mail or Web-sharing. It does not play on DVD player as a photo show.
Tiff doesn't work on Tablet or Smart Phones.



What is Tiff Scanning?Tiff file Photo Scan means that digitized scan images will be kept in lossless format throughout the scanning process from the original scanning to the end of saving process.
In other word, from the beginning (digitizing photo image) to the end (file saving), the scanned photo file is kept uncompressed Tiff format.

is a compressed file format that after scanned the original file will be compressed to 1/10 to 1/20, and when viewed it will expand to its original file size again.

Jpeg scan vs. Tiff scan is not a matter of how to save the files after scanning, rather, the whole process of scanning is different.

Most consumer grade photo scanners are unable to scan in Tiff (uncompressed file) mode, because each digital file size could is very large.
We've found some companies are offering Tiff Photo Scan by scanning in Jpeg and only saving in Tiff format. That's a kind of cheating.

When we offer Tiff Photo Scanning, we do scan in uncompressed Tiff mode and save in Tiff.
The scanned digital files remain lossless, uncompressed throughout the process.


Photo scan, Picture Scan in New York, Q&A

How can I place an order with you?
Do you scan photos at your lab in New York City?
How long does it take to convert photos into digital format?
Are my photos returned after the scan?
I am concerned about my privacy of my photos
Can you scan my photos in particular order?
Can you scan at higher than 300 dpi resolution?
What format digital file?
What am I getting with the basic Shoebox Scan plan?
Powerpoint - what resolution do I need?
Projector, Presentation - what resolution do I need?
Can I play digital photo CD on my DVD player ?
Can you use my music for my DVD movie?
How big or small photos can you scan?
Can you scan photos in photo album?
Why photos fades?


Do you scan photos at your lab in New York City?

All scanning job is done right at our lab in Manhattan, New York, NY.
No photos will be sent out.
No chance of lost on transit.
Your privacy is well kept.


Are my photos returned after the scan?

Absolutely Yes.


I am concerned about my privacy of my photos.

We respect your privacy and confidentiality sincerity and deeply.
Being in photo business since 1971, no other companies are better than us to control customers' information.
-1. Most jobs done in-house by experienced professional technicians.
-2. The technician will only see photos what's necessary for quality control.
-3. Once a work is done, all temporary files( if any ) will be automatically deleted from our system.

To put it in writing, we have our Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreement Form ready for you.
You can download the form, type in your (company) name and address, and print two copies.
Sign and date both, then bring the forms with your work.
We will sign them both and return one copy for you.


Can you scan my photos in particular order?

Unfortunately No.
Photos have to be sorted by their sizes, orientation, thickness or conditions to obtain best scanning quality.
We sometimes have to scan a photo multiple times for quality control.
We cannot keep the photos in a certain order.


How big digital files are they on the CD/DVD?

As a basic plan, your photos will be scanned at 300 dpi and saved as jpg files on a disc.

For example, a 4x6 photo will be digitized to about 6mb file,
then compressed to a 600 - 200kb size in jpeg format.
By using this compressing technique called jpeg format, we can put
hundreds or thousands photos on a CD or DVD.

These files can be used for making good photos about the same size or a little bigger.
Also it is good for E-mail, Web sharing or graphic editing and enjoy on a big TV screen.


Can you scan at higher than 300 dpi resolution?

We can scan at 600 dpi, which means you will get 4 times bigger files.
A 4x6 photo is about 24mb in original then compressed to a 2mb- 500kb file.

50 % additional charge applies

This will be a good idea if you plan to:
1. print larger than double the size of the original.
2. crop a portion of the original..

4 x 6 Photo scan samples at 300dpi and 600dpi.


What format digital file are they?

You have a choice of Jpeg or Tiff file.
For more details, please see here.


Can I play Digital Photo CD on my DVD player ?

Recent DVD players and Blu-ray players can play Jpeg files as photo show on HD TV monitor.


How big or small photos can you scan?

Regular prices apply to photos from wallet size( 2 1/2 x 3 1/2) to 8x10.

Smaller than wallet size has to be scanned by hand - $2.95 each.
Bigger than 8x10 photo up to 11x 14 - $15.00 each.


Can you scan photos in a photo album?

Please take them out from the albums before submitting to us.


How long does it take?

Please see here.


Why photos fade?
Your photos are fading day-by-day.
Scan and Digitize Photos is the ONLY way to stop it.

Even film manufactures admit that color will "change" over time.


LIMIT OF LIABILITY By submitting film, slide tape or other materials to Doi Camera, an order constitutes an AGREEMENT by you that any damages or loss by our company, subsidiary, or agent, even though due to negligence or other fault of our company, subsidiary or agent, will only entitle you to credit for no more than the cost of new roll of film, scanning or converting the same quantity of materials we received. That is, Doi Camera would charge you $90 to scan your slides or converting tapes, the maximum amount of damage you may claim is limited to $90, if a roll of film or negative is lost, it would be replaced to a new blank roll of film, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Doi Camera will not be liable for any other loss or damage, direct, consequential or incidental to the customer’s use of such services.
Doi Camea is not responsible for any material left over 14 business days. All the prices quoted are subject change without notice..


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