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The Slide and Negative Scanning Service for the Glasgow area, Scotland:

Recent (unsolicited) customer comments, printed here with permission:

"The photos were a big hit with my siblings, cousins and aunts. They loved them and for me it was fabulous to hear about the day. They are a lovely thing to have."
Shona Moffat
"Thanks again for the excellent service. I would have no hesitation in recommending you."
Robert Glen"
"These look fantastic! Thank you so much for the speedy turnaround too!
Thanks again - over the moon with the results!!
Kind Regards
Vikki | Push Print Studio"
"I wanted to get my Dad's old glass plate negatives from climbing expeditions in the Alps and Himalayas after the second world war scanned into digital images.
I sent them to David Palmar photography. They were covered in dust and scratches, but very precious to me as a record of his climbing achievements.
I was also very nervous about sending them away in the post.
David Palmar responded to my initial email with lightning speed and within a few days I had 30 of them scanned into high quality high res tiff images with the dust and scratches completely removed.
Extremely good communication, excellent service, good value for money, and a very fast turn around.
My needs and anxieties were totally understood, and I felt there was a lot of care taken. I cannot recommend David Palmar Photography highly enough." Gill Russell (artist)
"I got the small jpegs and they are perfect as are all the TIFFs.
We are very pleased with the job you have done.
Many thanks again for a great job."
- Jean Jamieson, Falkirk Community Trust Archives, (on receipt of 810 scans)

Contacting Photoscot

This is a part-time business, so please contact me on first to discuss your requirements, and to see when I'm able to do your scanning.
We can then either arrange by email or exchange phone numbers and have a chat on the phone about it and arrange when you want to visit to drop off your originals.
Please don't pay for anything until we are agreed on what you want!

The Scanning Process:

What can be Scanned?

  • 35mm slides, negatives, (colour or black and white) can be scanned, and electronic files (usually jpgs) made for you.
  • We can scan slide or negative film from 35mm up to 4" by 6½", or prints A5 to A4 size, using a Canoscan 9950F scanner, which gives excellent quality results.
  • Over the years we have dealt with unusual formats, such Kodak disc film, or a 10" x 8" transparency and so far we have been able to cope!
  • We do not scan prints smaller than A5, but if you have a print larger than A4, we can photograph it for you at high resolution instead of scanning it.
  • Every picture will be examined to ensure it is of the best possible quality, before writing a copy of the files for you.
  • Files can be copied at no extra charge on to a memory stick, or to your laptop, which you bring when you collect your originals, or emailed to you, or sent via an FTP site such as WeTransfer, whatever is easiest for you.


  • Unless we on a photoshoot, small numbers (10s) of scans can usually be done in a couple of days, depending on the service required, and what our other commitments are.
  • Large numbers of scans will take longer. The timescale is by negotiation - the simpler the job, the quicker it will be!

Where can Scanning be Done?

  • You drop off the photos at our house in Kelvindale, Glasgow.
  • We don't put our address on the website to avoid junk mail, but are of course happy to give it to customers.
  • You collect the originals (slides or negatives)

Standard Scanning Package and Costs

  • The Standard Scanning Package is appropriate for most customers. This works out at
  • 75p per 35mm mounted slide with 36x24mm film
  • 80p per 35mm mounted slide with 24x24mm film or 36x36mm film (as square shapes are not recognised automatically and must be cropped manually)
  • 80p per 35mm negative (since negative strips are more difficult to handle than mounted slides).
  • Here are the details and costs of the different packages available: Details of the Scanning packages


  • You must be the owner of the copyright on the material to be scanned, or have the permission of the copyright owner for the scanning to go ahead.
  • Please note that the quality of the result depends on the quality of the original photos.
  • The packages may be varied by negotiation, with an agreed alteration in price as a result.
  • Normally, most scanning is of old family photos, or for commercial purposes, but we may at our discretion refuse to scan images of doubtful content - this has never happened so far, but the caveat is here just in case!

Paying for Scanning

  • The preferred method is to pay on by doing the following:
    • Click on Browse Products or click this link Pay for scanning
    • The £1 scanning unit will already be selected. Put it into the shopping cart by clicking "Add to Cart"
    • Click "View Cart Contents"
    • Select the appropriate number of units to make up the amount you owe, rounded down to the nearest pound.
    • If you are collecting your originals, reduce the amount by a further £3, as the handling charge (which is for postage, but is added automatically) does not apply.
    • Click the checkbox to agree to the terms and conditions (these are only for copyright reasons and don't actually apply to scanning).
    • Click "Checkout with Paypal". You will be redirected to PayPal, but don't need a PayPal account - just a credit or debit card. Your card details will not be sent to photoscot.
    • A £3 handling charge will be added, which will normally include UK postage of your slides, negatives or prints back to you. A receipt will be issued by an email from PayPal.
    • If the package is very heavy, you will be contacted with the postage price before payment.
  • You could instead pay by cheque, credit or debit card or cash when you collect your scans and your original material if that is easier for you

If you have any questions, please email via the address on the "About and Contact" page.