Transparencies & Negatives to CD Transfer Service

We transfer your transparencies to CD, Blu-ray or USB

Transparencies or Negatives to CD, DVD, or USB
After a camera film is chemically developed, the strip shows a series of small negative images. It is usually then cut into sections for easier handling. Each of these photographed images may be referred to as a ‘negative’ and an entire strip or set of images may be collectively referred to as ‘the negatives’. They are the master images, from which all positive prints will derive, so they should be handled and stored with special care, although most are simply stored in the front pocket of a folder of photographs!

To get the best-quality images from your negatives or transparencies, we copy, convert, and transfer using the latest high-resolution capture equipment at an approximate resolution of 6,000 × 4,000 pixels. We then retouch the images, performing basic colour correction free of charge. Finally, we deliver the final photographs as a slideshow on a DVD (including the original photos for you to print from) or on USB.

Using a studio-grade photo printer, we can also reproduce small quantities of photographs from 6 x 4 up to A3+.

Placing an order
To place an order, visit our Gravesend office; drop your negatives or transparencies in to one of our drop-off points (Maidstone, Tonbridge, Ashford, Folkestone, or Ramsgate); or post your negatives or transparencies to Media Transfer, The Maltings, 56 Bath Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DF. Return postage is FREE if you only require the DVDs or USB returned. Otherwise, see our list of return postage costs here.

If you have 300+ negatives and live in the DA, ME, Kent TN, BR, and some RH postcode areas, we now offer free personal collection AND delivery of your negatives. Just give us a call on 01474 569 390 to arrange a collection.

Please call us on 01474 569 390 if you require more information on any of our services.

Negatives

History

Calotype or talbotype is an early photographic process introduced in 1841 by William Henry Fox Talbot. Talbot made his first successful camera photographs in 1835 using paper sensitised with silver chloride, which darkened in proportion to its exposure to light.

This early “photogenic drawing” process was a printing-out process, i.e. the paper had to be exposed in the camera until the image was fully visible. A very long exposure – typically an hour or more – was required to produce an acceptable negative.

Negatives were once commonly made on a thin sheet of glass rather than a plastic film.

Prices

Transparencies / Negatives to DVD or USB prices

1 - 24 Negatives
£ 0.40 per negative plus £3.00
 Optional advanced colour correction and retouching (5p per negative)
 High-resolution capture (prints up to A3+)
 Supplied on CD as JPGs or on DVD as a slideshow
 RAW files available (professional use only)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
 FREE return postage*
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25 - 99 Negatives
£ 0.37 per negative plus £3.00
 Optional advanced colour correction and retouching (5p per negative)
 High-resolution capture (prints up to A3+)
 Supplied on CD as JPGs or on DVD as a slideshow
 RAW files available (professional use only)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
 FREE return postage*
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100 - 199 Negatives
£ 0.35 per negative plus £3.00
 Optional advanced colour correction and retouching (5p per negative)
 High-resolution capture (prints up to A3+)
 Supplied on CD as JPGs or on DVD as a slideshow
 RAW files available (professional use only)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
 FREE return postage*
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200+ Negatives
£ 0.30 per negative plus £3.00
 Optional advanced colour correction and retouching (5p per negative)
 High-resolution capture (prints up to A3+)
 Supplied on CD as JPGs or on DVD as a slideshow
 RAW files available (professional use only)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
  FREE return postage*
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*Free return postage excludes return of original negatives. If you require original negatives, then return postage is £4.95 for 300 negatives if packed loosed, or £10.95 for orders in containers.

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Our service

1. Safe Storage
We store your negatives securely at our premises at all times.
2. Quality Transfers
We use the latest technology to get the best-quality results from your negatives.
3. On site transfers
Your negatives NEVER leave our studio - we carry out all transfers on site.
4. Repairs
We can repair most negatives at no cost, including mould.
5. Secure collection and delivery
We offer FREE collection and delivery of 300+ negatives within the DA, ME, BR, Kent TN, and some RH postcode areas.
6. Payment
We offer payment by debit/credit card, cheque, cash, and bank transfer.

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