GUNDERSEN & PRICE provides state of the art digital scanning for medical photographs, slides, transparencies and documents. For larger or 3-dimensional objects we have our studio set up for accurate photographic documentation.
When providing copy service, photographs are manipulated individually and as little as possible. All of our scans are done manually to insure the best quality and to protect the original image. Photos are handled by the same individual from start to finish. Everything is done locally, nothing is outsourced. We wear white cotton gloves and try to handle the photos as little as possible. Each item is gently cleaned and then scanned. Photographs are returned to their original storage container in the same sequence that they were removed. Please know that photos in albums or items in individual envelopes will cost a bit more to process than loose photos.
The digital files are saved to USB hard drives. We use either thumb style drives or if necessary larger magnetic hard drives. For smaller jobs a DVD or CD is also an option.
The materials being scanned and how the resulting digital files will be used vary. In general we believe that if the image is worth scanning, then it should be scanned at a sufficient resolution as to ensure the resulting file will not only look good on a computer monitor but will also be amenable to printing and enlargement.
Preserving the original photos is also important. We prefer storing them in acid free archival storage containers. Proper storage will keep your pictures around for a long time. We offer a range of archival storage solutions and will work with you to select the correct one for your needs.
The foundation of photographically reproducing two-dimensional images (such as paintings, drawings, prints or photographs) is called copy stand photography, or copy work. It involves making the closest duplicate of the original image as possible. Salavich, William. Photographic Copy Work, dpmag.com. January 20 2014 https://www.dpmag.com/how-to/tip-of-the-week/photographic-copy-work-1-20-14.