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Your film is precious. With care and precision, our scanning techniques bring out every tone and detail.
When you need to scan film for a print, book or exhibition, it is vital to get the best. Film photographers have known for decades that there is no substitute for a real Heidelberg drum scan. Our scanners deliver the sharpest, cleanest scans possible. The results are perfectly optimized digital reproductions for your project.
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Why Our Scans Are Better
The scanner optics are focused manually by our expert scanning technicians. resulting in unsurpassed tack-sharp files, right down to the film grain. Other scanners can’t provide this degree of accuracy, due to the limited capabilities of digital autofocus and set focal planes.
Heidelberg drum scanners still deliver the largest non-interpolated file sizes, meaning that every pixel is optically generated. Other scanners fake their way to large file sizes by interpolating, or upresing, a smaller file.
Your files are carefully adjusted and meticulously cleaned by our expert technicians before delivery.
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“The people at Lightsource deliver. Their imaging team knows exactly what I like and how to bring out the best of my film and digital images. And their Heidelberg drum scanner makes the best scans I’ve ever seen.” Music photographer and official photographer for the Oakland Athletics