Slide Scanning

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Digitise slides and unveil the past


Revive Vintage Moments: Transforming Slides into Digital Treasures

Imagine the joy of unveiling forgotten moments from the past, captured in stunning detail and preserved for generations to come. Our skilled technicians use state-of-the-art scanning technology to breathe new life into photo slides and revealing the beauty and emotion hidden within.


Submit your slides and analog media in weatherproof and traceable packaging. Once received, we’ll promptly confirm the arrival of your items. Alternatively we can receive these personally via appointment.


Our dedicated team of photo restoration specialists meticulously scan each slide using top-notch scanning practices, ensuring the utmost integrity and preservation of your memories.


Your originals, duplicates, and digital copies of your slides will be returned to you by mail and digitally through our dashboard, WeTransfer, or Dropbox for your convenience.

Unlock Your Memories: Seamlessly Transforming Slides to Digital Keepsakes!

In this era of digital advancements, slide scanning has become a DIY possibility, achievable with a digital camera or smartphone for basic needs. But, back then, photography had three primary forms: slides (reversal film) negatives or prints.

Slides, particularly the common 35mm format, were small positive film cutouts framed in cardboard or plastic, harboring cherished moments.

While scanning photos and slides individually or in bulk may have limitations, today’s cutting-edge digital scanners and smartphones promise excellent results, transforming slides into digital formats like JPEG or .TIFF, opening doors for new prints and visualisations.

Yet, for superior quality and the preservation of your invaluable memories, entrusting a professional scanning service becomes the key, A professional touch ensures the highest fidelity , colour balance, damage supression  and detail preservation in each image.

At Yesterdays, we specialise in the seamless transfer of your slides and scan negative film. We elegantly transform them into an array of formats for photo printing or visualisation, elevating your memories to custom videos, presentations, or animated photo slideshows. Rediscover your legacy in every vibrant detail.

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35mm Slide with plastic sleeve

Slide into the Past:

Discovering the Unique World of Vintage Slide Formats

35mm slides

A 35mm slide housed in a cardboard frame, displaying a timeless image captured with vivid colors and fine detail. The slide embodies the nostalgic charm of vintage photography, showcasing a scene from an era preserved within its compact frame
35mm slide


Enter the realm of visual nostalgia with the ubiquitous 35mm Slide, a hallmark of the late ’70s’ photographic landscape. Revered as the most prevalent slide format, this icon symbolises an era steeped in visual storytelling.

Crafted as a set of positive images extracted from your film negatives, these slides find their sanctuary within a plastic or cardboard framework. Each slide carefully ensconced, adorned with precise cutouts or guides, ready to be seamlessly positioned and directed upon a projector.

The 35mm Slide, a cherished relic of yesteryears, stands testament to an age where every framed image ignited a visual tale, transporting audiences through a montage of captured moments.

126 Slides

126 Slide


Step into the world of the 126 Slide, a cousin akin to the 35mm slide, yet with its own unique allure. Sharing the embrace of a sleeve, these slides unveil a distinctive charm—a square film cutout measuring 28mm x 28mm, deviating from its intended 26mm heritage.

In a twist of dimensions, this slide’s film window extends to a square frame, offering a slightly larger canvas than its intended namesake. Kodak, in its innovation, ushered in the era of the 126 slide with plastic sleeves, later transitioning to the frugality of cardboard frames akin to the 35mm slides.

Witness the evolution of the 126 slide, traversing through the embrace of sleeves—from the plastic sheath to the familiar cardboard cradle, each frame preserving moments within its squared sanctuary, weaving a nostalgic tale of its own

127 Slides (46mm)

127 slide scanning guide
127 Slide


mong the tapestry of 127 slides, emerges the enigmatic 127 Slide at 46mm—a deviation that etches its name among the classics. With a distinctive film width, standing apart at 46mm, this slide crafts its singular story within the 127 format.

Preserving the 127 slide’s essence while embracing a narrower canvas, this variation redefines storytelling within a more confined frame. Its specialised dimensions invite an exploration of creativity, fostering a distinct visual narrative that diverges from its standard 127 counterparts.

Witness the allure of the 127 Slide (46mm) as it whispers tales within its unique dimensions, offering a compact yet evocative space for photographic storytelling

120 Medium Format

110 pocket or miniature slide scanning guide
120 Slide


Stepping into the 120 Medium Format Slide, one enters a realm of photographic grandeur. This revered format, known for its larger dimensions, presents images of exquisite detail and depth. With a generous frame, often varying between 60mm x 60mm, 60mm x 45mm, or 60mm x 90mm, this majestic slide captures scenes with an immersive richness, elevating storytelling through its expansive canvas.

As a cherished favorite among discerning photographers, the 120 Medium Format Slide reigns supreme in the realm of visual narratives. Its larger-than-life stature and detailed imagery stand as a testament to its revered status among the cherished relics of vintage photography.

110 Pocket Film

110 miniature slide scanning guide
110 Slide


The 110 slide, akin to the famed 110 film cartridge, harkens back to the 1970s, a time when compactness ruled the world of photography. This format, born from the iconic cartridge, was beloved for its petite size, fitting snugly into the palm of one’s hand.

Renowned for its simplicity and small stature, this “pocket slide” captured moments effortlessly, creating smaller images ideal for casual prints or mementos. As an ode to this historic cartridge, the 110 slide encapsulates the charm and nostalgia of that bygone era, preserving its compact essence for modern-day photography enthusiasts.

127 Superslide

127 Super slide slide scanning guide
127 Super Slide


Behold the Red Herring of Slides: The enigmatic 127 Super Slide at 48mm, a fabled variation nestled within the lore of photography. Whispers weave tales of this elusive deviation from the classic 127 slide, boasting an uncommon film width. Said to retain the essence of the original format while offering a specialised perspective, this legendary rarity emerges as a red herring among vintage slides, cloaked in the mystique of a treasured collectible.

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Photo Scanning Services

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Scan slides, photo negatives and photographs

Discover our Expert Scanning Services and Preserve your Legacy in Stunning Detail!

Begin your restoration journey on the right foot with our superior scanning services. At Yesterday’s Photo, we understand that a high-quality scan lays the foundation for impeccable restoration. Our expert team employs cutting-edge scanning techniques to capture every detail, ensuring a pristine starting point for your cherished memories. Whether it’s old photographs, vintage film, or precious documents, our meticulous scanning process ensures optimal clarity and precision. Trust us to elevate your restoration experience and bring new life to your treasured memories:

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Damaged photo from the portraitist François Cornand from the early 1900s, Photo courtesy of Isobel Fletcher Western Australia

Transforming Photographs into Family Heirlooms

People appreciate old printed or darkroom-developed images, and you’ve probably attempted to keep them in excellent shape. However, as time passes, they grow more fragile and vulnerable to deterioration.

Capturing important life events with a camera is comparable to investing in family heirlooms; the worth of wedding photographs, for example, gradually grows with the passage of time.

Most older photographs are remarkable and one-of-a-kind, so they are more than simply precious items; they are a legacy to pass on to future generations and a great tool for tracing our ancestors.

A damaged image may be heartbreaking, and the bad news is that degradation will inevitably occur over time due to contact to the environment, touch, dampness, water, dust, and ironically what created it: light! 

We can help to safeguard the survival of your antique images for future generations by digitising them utilising the most recent trends, enhancement, and scanning procedures.

Home picture scanning is easy and produces effective results


Scanning is a practical and yet traditional method of digitalising your photos and importing them into editing software such as Adobe Photoshop. 

Compared to other methods of digitalisation, scanning provides a significant advantage in that it provides a controlled environment in which you can achieve uniform results and even use a surface to flatten undesirable curling in your original photos.

However, there are certain things to consider when digitising your images at home, whether using a scanner or your photography abilities. The following link has a series of guidelines for scanning historic family photos for restoration purposes.

However if you want to do this professionally at yesterdays we are always ready to help! 

Negative film digitising using a tray

1. Carefully Remove dust beforehand

Your images have accumulated dust, grime, oil, or other foreign material such as hair or lint over the years, particles that will remain there and become more evident if photo enlarging

Depending on the quality of the photograph, you may remove these particles using a soft brush; however, we suggest wearing gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints on the surface. Try to accomplish this in a sterile setting and avoid removing images that have been stuck to glass or other photos, any damage now will complicate the photo restoration process.

holes dust and scratches on a child portrait

2. Avoid glue or sticky tape when ripped

If the picture has been broken into parts, you should attempt to arrange them such that they are near to one another on the scanner’s glass, but not overlapping and do not use glue or sticky tape.

Torn photo in lower corner

3. Photographing images is an alternative to scanning.

DSLR cameras and smartphones can capture and duplicate most older photos, physical or digital.

Your phone camera or digital camera may create an acceptable input for Photoshop, but depending on the photo’s purpose and your mastery of the software, professional scanning services or gadgets are preferable.

A photo of a photo is particularly convenient when trying to digitalise a large-sized photography.

Using our phone’s camera, we may snap a duplicate of a printed or framed picture while visiting a relative. This is great when granny won’t let go of the family album and sometimes sufficient for us to restore a photo.

Old photography restoration and preservation in a family album, vintage reflex camera with polarised filters and a negative film

4. Editing is the next step

Even if the quality won’t be outstanding, you may acquire a derivative of a beloved picture using your phone and we can use this photo as a baseline to restore the photo further

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Tips and tricks to consider when photographing an old photo

1. If available Turn on the camera grid

Even though you can easily remedy this in Photoshop using a perspective cropping tool, it’s ideal to line up your phone as flat as possible over the picture to ensure that the corners and edges are squared up, your camera grid is an excellent guide, make sure you use it.

2. Avoid shadows and reflections

A good piece of advice is to try to take the photo in the shade outside, cloudy days are the best, just try to avoid your own shadow or your phone’s shadow when capturing the image. 

A good piece of advice is to try to take the photo in the shade outside, cloudy days are the best, just try to avoid your own shadow or your phone’s shadow when capturing the image. 

There are fantastic and affordable alternatives available on the market to help you achieve this effect using indirect light or a softbox.

3. DSLR’s are great to capture a photo of a photo

A high-quality camera, particularly a full-frame model, is ideal for reproducing the details of an antique photograph while protecting the original. Just make sure you’re focusing correctly and staying inside your lenses’ focal range by using a tripod and an appropriate aperture setting.

However, it is crucial to shoot in RAW if you want to extract as much data as possible from the original image; RAW files have a wider dynamic range, more information, and a better resolution than their JPEG counterparts.

4. When using a wide-angle lens, the image might get distorted.

You should use a macro lens and attempt to maintain the frame straight while taking a picture of a picture, since lens distortion will cause undesired deformation owing to the sensation of curvature.


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Old Photo Scanning

Old photo scanning services


Scan old photos & keep memories safe 

Professional old photo scanning & digitising services

We hold the utmost respect for each photo entrusted to us

At Yesterday’s Photo ®, we understand the significance of your cherished memories and the value they hold. With utmost care and respect, we offer a range of exceptional services to transform your original photos into digitised treasures. From preserving your family heirlooms to ensuring the longevity of important documents, our team is dedicated to delivering superior quality and meticulous attention to detail. Join us as we embark on a journey to preserve your past, today and for generations to come.

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Uniting Passion for Photography with Advanced Scanning Technology

At Yesterdays Photo®, our love for photography runs deep, and we wholeheartedly embrace this art form in our advanced scanning techniques. We believe that preserving your cherished memories goes beyond mere technicalities. It requires a genuine appreciation for the artistry and emotions captured within each photograph but most of all empathy for your history.

Re-capturing Old Moments with Care and High-End Scanning Gear

When it comes to scanning and digitising your photos, we merge our passion for photography with cutting-edge techniques and gear. Our team understands the intricate nuances of composition, lighting, and storytelling that make a photograph truly special. By combining our expertise in scanning technology with our artistic sensibilities, we ensure that your memories are not only preserved but also enhanced in their digital form.

Several aspects, like as using the right tools, taking careful precautions beforehand, and employing efficient scanning procedures, contribute to ensuring the highest quality in the photo restoration process.

Using state-of-the-art scanning equipment, we meticulously capture every detail, color tone, and texture of your photographs. We understand that each image carries its own unique story, and our goal is to bring that story to life in the digital realm. Our dedication to the craft of photography enables us to deliver stunning results that reflect the original beauty and sentiment of your precious memories.


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Hand holding a set of photographs

Our legacy is Preserving yours!

Whether it’s a small collection of family portraits or large format photos, banners, or murals, we approach each project with the utmost care and enthusiasm. We believe that by infusing our love for photography into every step of the scanning process, we can create digitised versions that truly resonate with you and evoke the same emotions as the original prints.

At Yesterdays Photo®, we are not just scanning and digitising photos; we are preserving your legacy and immortalising the artistry captured within each image. Join us on this journey as we combine our passion for photography with advanced scanning techniques, ensuring that your memories remain vivid and cherished for generations to come.

On-Location Scanning Solutions: Let Yesterday's Photo® Come to You!

We serve the greater Perth metropolitan area and its suburbs with our mobile scanning service. However, we are prepared to travel anywhere in Australia if necessary to complete larger assignments and take a huge number of images.

We also put at your service our high-end photography equipment necessary to scan and digitise large size pictures, banners, and murals. For the best possible colour reproduction, we employ lights and strobes with a high CRI (Colour Rendering Index) in our scanning setup.

Here at Yesterdays Photo®, we promise to restore your photos to their former glory while paying close attention to every last detail and retaining the emotional impact of the originals.

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Do you want to scan your old photos at home?

A quality photo restoration usually comes from a good scan

It is possible to restore photographs from a regular home scanner input or even your phone camera if the conditions are right, but a scanner with a resolution of 600 dpi or greater is highly recommended. This enhanced resolution captures more fine-grained information, facilitating a more seamless restoration procedure and yielding better overall outcomes. For a better end result, we at Yesterdays Photo® prioritise retaining as much data as possible.

Are you interested in digitising your cherished photos from the comfort of your own home? We’re here to assist you! At Yesterdays Photo®, we understand the significance of preserving your precious memories. To provide you with the best guidance for scanning your photos at home, read our post “Quick Guide to Scanning Your Photos at Home” a comprehensive blog article that offers specific details and valuable recommendations.

Our blog post covers various aspects, including selecting an appropriate scanner, determining optimal resolution settings, and properly handling and preparing your photos for scanning.

By following our recommended best practices for scanning photos at home, you can effectively preserve your cherished moments with precision and care. 

Scanning Photos: TIFF vs JPEG

In the digital age, preserving memories through photo scanning has become increasingly popular. However, choosing the right format for scanning photos can be a daunting task. This guide will explore the differences between TIFF and JPEG formats, helping you make an informed decision.

What is TIFF?

Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) is a high-quality image format commonly used in the photography and printing industries. TIFF files are known for their lossless compression, meaning they do not lose any data when saved. This makes them ideal for archiving and printing.

What is JPEG?

Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is a widely-used image format known for its lossy compression. JPEG files are smaller in size, making them easier to store and share online. However, this compression can lead to a loss of image quality, especially after multiple saves.

Key Differences Between TIFF and JPEG

1. Image Quality

  • TIFF: Offers superior image quality due to lossless compression. Every detail of the original photo is preserved.
  • JPEG: Uses lossy compression, which can result in a loss of detail and quality, especially with repeated editing and saving.

2. File Size

  • TIFF: Produces larger file sizes, which can take up significant storage space. Ideal for professional use where quality is paramount.
  • JPEG: Creates smaller file sizes, making it easier to store and share. Suitable for everyday use and web uploads.

3. Editing Flexibility

  • TIFF: Allows for extensive editing without losing quality. Perfect for photographers and designers who need to manipulate images.
  • JPEG: Limited editing flexibility due to compression artifacts. Frequent edits can degrade the image quality over time.

4. Compatibility

  • TIFF: Widely supported by professional photo editing software but may not be compatible with all devices or web platforms.
  • JPEG: Universally supported across all devices and platforms, making it highly versatile for everyday use.

When to Use TIFF

Archiving and Printing

If you need to archive your photos or produce high-quality prints, TIFF is the best choice. The lossless compression ensures that every detail is preserved, making it ideal for long-term storage and professional printing.

Extensive Editing

For images that require extensive editing, TIFF provides the flexibility needed to make multiple adjustments without compromising quality. This makes it a preferred format for photographers and graphic designers.

When to Use JPEG

Online Sharing

JPEG’s smaller file size makes it perfect for online sharing. Whether you’re uploading to social media or sending via email, JPEG files are quick to upload and easy to share.

Everyday Use

For everyday snapshots and casual photography, JPEG is a convenient choice. The reduced file size allows you to store more photos on your devices without worrying about storage limits.

Scanning FAQs

What is the best format for scanning old photos?

For archiving and high-quality prints, TIFF is recommended. For everyday use and sharing, JPEG is more convenient.

Can I convert JPEG to TIFF?

Yes, you can convert JPEG to TIFF using photo editing software, but the quality will not improve beyond the original JPEG.

Does scanning at a higher resolution improve image quality?

Scanning at a higher resolution can capture more detail, but it also increases file size. Balance your needs for quality and storage space.

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