scanning & archiving

scanning & archiving

If you are like most of us you probably have hundreds (thousands?) of pictures that are sitting in boxes and drawers collecting dust, possibly fading away. You know you want to do something with them but the job seems overwhelming and you just don’t know where to start. We can help with scanning!

We use a professional grade scanner to turn your hundreds, even thousands of photos and pictures (wallet-size up to 24 x 36) into a digital format. Your photos will be preserved, archived and stored for generations to come! You can carry these photos on your smart phone, you can make archival prints for your family in our store or online  to share with your friends and family. With the right setup, you can even watch them in HD on your big flat-screen TV!

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We understand how valuable your photos are to you

We scan your photos in our store. They stay with us until they are returned to you! We will never outsource your memories to other countries.

Why should you digitize your old photos?

  • To archive and preserve your photos and memories for generations to come.

  • Emergency preparedness. One disc can hold a lifetime of your family photos. Give a copy to every family member! You can also create a disc for insurance purposes, archiving your belongings.

  • Your child is getting married and would like to have a copy of their memories with you

  • You want to give a meaningful gift to your family members

  • You'd enjoy setting up your TV to show old photos so you can actually enjoy them

  • You'd like to show a slideshow at a wedding or family reunion or other function

  • You'd like to share your photos by email or online (Facebook!)

shoebox scanning

Shoebox scanning is perfect for you if you need your photos digitized for any purpose as outlined above. We'll scan each file at 300dpi so you can print a same-size print of your original photo in the future. 300dpi is perfectly sufficient for this purpose.

We can also scan for you in a combination of resolutions. Say you'd like most at 300dpi for future same-size prints, but you'd like a handful at 1200 dpi so you can make posters for an upcoming family reunion. Just keep everything labeled for us and we'll scan them as you'd like!

We can scan any photo at our low shoebox-scanning price if:

  • It has square corners (photo isn't trimmed or cut to an oval/circle)

  • There is no tape or staples or anything sticky on the photo

  • The photos are not damaged (they are in decent shape)

  • Your photos are 8x12 or smaller

  • Isn't too thick, like a Polaroid or old thick B&W photo paper

  • Your photo is smaller than 2 x 3 or doesn't have square corners


Your photos will be scanned randomly. If you'd like your photos in a specific order you can number each photo on the back in the upper corner and we will put them on the CD/DVD this way. There is an additional $0.08/photo cost for this service. If you'd like index prints, they are $1/ea (index prints show about 35 thumbnail-sized images on a 4x6 print).


By submitting your photos to Studio R, you understand we will be careful to get your photos back to you in the exact condition they were received. However, you agree that the value of the photos is no more than the cost of scanning the same quantity of photographs, and that except for such agreed value, Studio R will not be liable for any other loss or damage, direct, consequential or incidental to your use of our scanning services.


Unless scanned at 600 DPI or higher, originals smaller than 3.5x5 inches will not produce true photo quality 4x6 inch prints.

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Please see attached information for Full Service Print Pricing for your scans.

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