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RoryR

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I am interested to here from anyone who has managed to find a service here in Tokyo which will scan old photos in volume (e.g., 1000 photos) and at a reasonable price (I paid 9 cents/photo in Canada). Thank you for your trouble.
 

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One local chain here--Kitamura--will scan & make CDs for you of your negatives, about ¥500 per roll. Downside is that they are only medium resolution scans, consumer level. (They also convert old home videos to digital/CDs.)

If you have a decent camera or DSLR, there are some youtubes that show you how to scan your own. So you could have a shop do them all, and then do better versions of the best on your own.
 

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Does it have to be in Tokyo?

This Osaka company can do it for 12 yen each (compared to 86 yen each from FujiFilm)

サービス・料金 | 写真のスキャン・デジタル化なら格安料金の節目写真館

Apparently they send the photos to Vietnam to be scanned. Presumably the lower labor costs account for the price difference.
Dear Mike, Thank you for the lead. I will follow it up and see. I would however worry about having precious pictures shipped to Vietnam. Much appreciated, Rory
 

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One local chain here--Kitamura--will scan & make CDs for you of your negatives, about ¥500 per roll. Downside is that they are only medium resolution scans, consumer level. (They also convert old home videos to digital/CDs.)

If you have a decent camera or DSLR, there are some youtubes that show you how to scan your own. So you could have a shop do them all, and then do better versions of the best on your own.
Dear Johnny, Thank you for your suggestion. Much appreciated, Rory
 

Mike Cash

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You might want to consider looking at what sort of scanners there are available now, as well as a good third-party software that eases batch processing and just do it yourself on rainy days when you're stuck in the house anyway.
 
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