Not sure where to begin?
√ One hour of consultation (in person, phone, email) is included at no cost.
√ You don’t have to organize anything before contacting us – that’s what we do. It’s okay to hand everything over to us as is.
√ Consider beginning with just a portion of the overall project; we don’t have to tackle everything at one time.
√ Decide whether the Services approach (this page) or the Packages approach best meets your needs.
A deposit of fifty percent (50%) of a project’s estimated cost is due when the project scope statement is signed and must be received before work will begin. The balance is due upon final delivery of the finished product.
Per-item and hourly rates are available below, to assist with estimating the potential cost of a project. However, please keep in mind that a project rate may be more economical than the rates below reflect. Efficiencies are often realized with projects that include multiple services and/or a large volume of material. Please Contact us with more detail about your project, and we will advise whether a project rate can be applied.
Project rates are also ideal for working within a budget. We work with you to select features that will deliver a satisfactory outcome.
35 mm slide scanning
$0.50 per slide includes, as part of the scanning process: proper image alignment, dust removal, color restoration (if needed), backlight correction (if needed), unsharp mask, grain reduction, and file naming & organization. Scanner settings describes these adjustments. Selective editing of photo blemishes is priced hourly (see below).
Printed photo scanning
$0.50 per photo includes, as part of the scanning process: proper image alignment, dust removal, color restoration (if needed), backlight correction (if needed), unsharp mask, descreening, and file organization & naming. These adjustments are described in Scanner settings. Selective editing of photo blemishes is priced hourly (see below).
35 mm negative scanning
$0.50 per image includes, as part of the scanning process: proper image alignment, dust removal, color restoration (if needed), backlight correction (if needed), unsharp mask, grain reduction, and file naming & organization. These adjustments are described in Scanner settings. Selective editing of photo blemishes is priced hourly (see below).
For all of the above, additional fees apply if items are to be replaced into albums, sleeves, or carousels.
Slide show creation
$3.00 per photo (digital and/or print) includes proper image alignment, dust removal, color restoration (if needed), backlight correction (if needed), unsharp mask, descreening, and grain reduction. These adjustments are described in Scanner settings. Red-eye adjustment, photo blemish removal, and cropping are applied as needed. Includes licensed music available with the software and keying of client’s text.
Digital photo organizing
Includes: gathering all photos into a central location, identifying and removing duplicates, organizing chronologically, naming files, and setting up both core file structure and new storage & backup.
|Number of images (base – max)||Price for base amount||Price per image (beyond base, up to max)|
|up to 5,000||$320.00|
|5,000 – 9,999||$320.00||$0.064|
|10,000 – 19,999||$600.00||$0.056|
|20,000 – 29,999||$860.00||$0.026|
|30,000 – 39,999||$1,100.00||$0.024|
|40,000 – 49,999||$1,320.00||$0.022|
|50,000 – 59,999||$1,520.00||$0.020|
The number of images in the table above includes duplicates, since they are evaluated before any are removed. Data for each image are compared, and the best image is selected for preservation.
Selective editing of digitized photos
$40.00 per hour. Some images may benefit from enhancements beyond what occurs as part of the scanning process. Such enhancements include red-eye removal, removing photo blemishes, and cropping.
$16.00 per hour of content includes digitizing, creating individual clips, removing irrelevant footage, adding titles & transitions for each clip, and file naming & organizing. Basic editing such as auto color enhancement, auto sound adjustment, and video stabilization (if needed) are also included.
We work with VHS, VHS-C, and Hi8 tapes. If you have another format, contact us for options.
Printed photo organizing
$40.00 per hour includes: gathering all photos into a central location, identifying and removing duplicates, organizing chronologically, and placing into storage selected by client. The number of hours required will depend on the number of photos, existing organization of photos, existing labeling of photos, and the storage selected by client. Contact us for a project estimate.
Photo books and albums
Pricing will vary depending on the type of book or album desired, the number of pages, the number of photos, and the amount of text. Contact us for an estimate.
Various products designed using photos
Includes posters, collages, and many other products. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Some media, including reels of film, are best handled by a third party with specialized equipment. As a member of APPO, Photo Refuge has access to a number of third parties that offer specialized services.
Contact us about rates for film and other unique materials.
Not sure what kind of film you have? See Motion Picture Film Formats.
Gift certificates are available in any denomination and expire 12 months after being issued. Use the Contact page to inquire.
Delivery of final product
For digital images, we recommend that you maintain three copies, on different types of media, to guard against a variety of hazards. This can include hard drives (external and/or internal), DVDs, cloud storage, and other options. We will partner with you to identify the best solutions for your project.
The client is responsible for any accounts that need to be established, media that need to be purchased, and/or storage containers. We can help you acquire items if needed.
Don’t see what you need?
Photo organizers are always up for a challenge, so please Contact us if you have a related need that is not addressed by the services listed above.