Photobooks are the perfect Christmas gift – Scanning your old negatives and slides in time for Christmas

Okay so Christmas is coming and you are facing the prospect of coming up with something new and exciting as a present. Photobooks are a great present idea but you can be limited to digital photos taken by you in the last 20 years. Many people have stacks of old photos stored away in old shoe boxes, in a cupboard never seeing the light of day. The answer to this is to get scanning them digitally.

Home digital scanners, flatbed or slide scanners can be an option. Although the quality of home digital scanners means the scans can look blurry as the quality of these scanners is designed for personal (non-professional) use. The problem is the images are the only link we have to the past and we want to preserve and archive these in the best way possible. Home scanners can also take a long time to scan 1 image, making scanning an archive a mammoth task.

The negative scanner – Slide and negative scanning service, London

I have been helping people and pro-photographers out with their scanning needs since 2008. I have worked with individuals who would like their family archive scanning as well as professional photographers, artists, sculptors and fashion photographers. I specialise in 35mm scanning with:

  • 35mm slide film colour
  • 35mm negative film colour
  • 35mm slide film B&W
  • 35mm negative film B&W


DIgital scanning from negative slide scan – Himalayas


Reputable Photo Book companies


For best results I would recommend Blurb books for your photo books for Christmas although you will need to order soon. They have a load of different books and templates to choose from. There is also an option where you can link Indesign to your project to create your book even faster.


Need help with your scanning needs?

If you are looking to scan your old photos to go into a photobook, make sure you get your scans done early to make sure you have enough time to design your book. I also offer a professional PhotoBook design service to take the toil out of designing it yourself.

To get some help and advice with your negative or slide scanning get in contact so I can provide your with a quote. You just need to provide me with the type of film (colour or black & white) and the number of images.

Philip Brumpton

Call me on
0797 118 4417

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Negative, slide scanning and photo restoration
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Negative, slide scanning and photo restoration
Provider Name
The Negative Scanner,
2 Heath House,Heath Villas,London-SE18 1PF,
Telephone No.07971184417
London, United kingdom
Scan positive or negative, film and slides from 35mm at high resolution JPG or TIF files for as little as 50p.

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