Digitise your slides
Over a million slides digitised, it’s all we do.
Prices include custom packing boxes, VAT and return postage.
Any make 50mm mounted slide
Any slide mounted in 50 x 50mm card, plastic or glass.
DVD, USB OR Web download
Choose how your images will be delivered.
High Resolution Scanning
Higher resolution than the film itself.
Colour & Exposure Correction
We correct faded and tinted images
Free Packing Boxes
Safely transport and store your slides in our custom boxes.
Below is a sample of our standard scans showcasing the ability of the scanner when given perfectly exposed film, taken on good equipment. (permission kindly granted by Mr I Chisman)
“This is a really good service which has been well worth the money. I had already digitised all my photos myself and, rather than buy a new piece of equipment which I would only need for a short time and spend time learning to use it, I found The Slide Converter online and was immediately impressed. It was a joy to let the experts take charge. The special packing boxes are really clever and show the experience which has gone into refining the process. The quality of the conversions has been superb and well up to my needs, and the customer service has been excellent. I was given helpful advice as to which file option to select.”
“I have just had my first batch of slides from ‘slideconverter’. Great quality and service. My first viewing was like stepping into the Tardis and going back to my early twenties. Thank you very much for the trip and the excellent service and quality. Highly recommended…”
“I found every aspect of my dealings with the Slide Converter Company excellent. The website was clear and gave immediate information how much it was going to cost me.( I liked the idea that the work was done before payment was requested which was a very sensible arrangement.) The packaging I needed to send slides in came almost immediately and while the turn round time for converting to a digital format was given in weeks it was done in a matter of days. When I had to contact the company by phone I found it accommodating and friendly. Finally the results were brilliant. For customers without the time or technology to scan their slides themselves I have no hesitation in recommending the Slide Converter Company which gives fast, efficient and reliable service.”
Step by Step Process
Pricing and ordering
It only takes a minute to get a quote and customise an order. We are available by email or phone for any queries you may have.
Getting the slides to us
We send you our free packing boxes to organise and safely post your slides back to us. We confirm when the slides arrive and confirm the turnaround time.
Your slides will be individualy scanned using the latest high resolution equipment. We remove the black borders, apply exposure and colour correction and save to your chosen digital media DVD, USB stick or Internet delivery.
Payment after scanning
We invoice you via email when the slides are ready to be posted back. You can pay securely online using card, bank transfer, Paypal or cheque.
Receive your slides
The slides and their digital copies will be returned by post. We hold digital copies at our end for a few weeks for extra security. Our scans are fully compatible with PC, Mac and all activities such as social media, ordering prints, etc
No payment is required when ordering so why not start the ball rolling today!
See the full list of common questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any queries or help needed.
How long will my order take?
Our turnaround time in less busy periods is 2-3 weeks, for large orders at busy times it can be 4-6 weeks. However if you have an important deadline we can usually process smaller volumes of slides in about a week. Critically urgent orders can be met too, just give us a quick call.
Why is The Slide Converter different?
Some features of the service which we are very proud of….
As far as we know, we are the only Company that specialises 100% in slides. So after over a million slide scans and being slide photographers ourselves we understand that obtaining a good image involves a lot more than just mounting a slide and pressing a button.
We use modern dedicated slide scanning machines; NOT scanners made in the 90’s and based on old technology and NOT scanners which are just re-purposed paper scanning machines. No other company has the machine we use, it’s totally unique.
We provide our custom boxes for you to safely send slides and to neatly and compactly store the slides going forward. The boxes and the clear labelling we provide are no doubt part of the reason that no customer has ever lost their slides.
We genuinely do have only 5 star reviews to our name on Google! Google check that customers are real people and do not allow any editorial control by us.
What's the quality of your scans?
Your slides are scanned so that the resulting image is around 5000 pixels wide by 3500. That is around 17 megapixels in digital photography terminology.
Perfectly exposed slide film is generally accepted to be equivalent to between 10 megapixels (Kodachrome) and 15 megapixels (Fuji Velvia) so we are scanning at a higher resolution than the film itself.
For comparison, an HD TV displays just 2 megapixels. Even the latest 4K HD screens can only display 8 megapixels. So at the scan resolution we use you will be able to crop in on tiny and previously un-noticed details of the picture. This detail will enable you to nicely re-frame pictures to make subjects larger and clearer.
Of course, the quality of the image is much more than just the resolution and that’s why we check and adjust the exposure and colour on slides which are too light, dark or have got colour casts such as purple or red due to aging of the chemical dyes. We are dependent too on the quality of the original image but we do obtain the best image possible from the slides provided. See our gallery of actual slide scans further down the page.
What types of slides can you convert?
We can process any mounted slide measuring 50x50mm this includes 35mm, which is by far the most popular format, but also includes Super35mm, 127, 126, 110 and half frame.
NB. We only scan slides which are mounted in 50mm slides, not film strips or loose negatives
Do you offer sample scans?
Yes! We are confident you will be impressed. Send us a few of your slides (suggest 5-6 slides) with your email address. We will scan them and email you the images back. We’ll also send your sample slides back for free. See the contact page for our address.