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BIG FLAT scans

A film scan is a digital copy of your film negative, converted to a positive image that when scanned properly, contains a wide dynamic range allowing for more flexibility in the editing process.

Starting from $14

Why Choose Us?

Gelatin Labs is putting creative control back into your hands. Our film scans will have a flexible tonal range, which means that highlights, midtones and shadows are preserved. This makes editing a breeze.

Why You Need Film Scans

  • Highlights are bright areas in the image like the sky and anywhere light is at its strongest intensity.
  • Midtones are neutral tones that exist across your entire image. Shadows are the darkest areas in the image and can contain lots of important detail.
  • Shadows are the darkest areas in the image and can contain lots of important detail. We call our scans “Big” and “Flat” because (1) they are large in file size and (2) are neutral in contrast.

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BIG FLAT SCAN USP HEADER

As film photographers, we understand that film scans benefit from this “flat approach” in order to best align with your vision. We believe in the value of shooting film and the effort, time and money you’ve put into your work. That’s why we offer film scans that are so good, you can actually edit them!
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The Deets

If you’re a nerd for the numbers and photo lingo like we are, this is for you. TIFFs, DPI, and color science not important to ya? The short of it: your scans are in good hands.

When it comes to the quality of your scans, more bits the better. We only deliver your scans at our highest available output of color depth. At 48 bits, our scans will display the color complexity that your negatives deserve.

.TIFF

By default, our scans are delivered to you in the uncompressed .TIFF file format. Compared to the JPEG format used by most labs, which strips your image of important data and color information, .TIFF stores everything the scanner sees. In today’s world of faster download speeds, larger hard drives, and faster computers, we think .TIFF should be the standard.
5/5
A very helpful and approachable lab and my scans were uploaded within 24 hours of them receiving my film! I’m not an expert, but the scans are very nice in my opinion.
Edward Philip De Asis
5/5
A very helpful and approachable lab and my scans were uploaded within 24 hours of them receiving my film! I’m not an expert, but the scans are very nice in my opinion.
Edward Philip De Asis

Invest In Yourself

It’s important to keep in mind that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to shooting film. Having scans that adapt to you, and not the other way around
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    DEVELOP + SCAN • PRINT

    • Streamlined options for quick checkout
    • Choose the look & feel of your images

    Starts at $19

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    DEVELOP • SCAN • PRINT

    • Expanded film types, options, services
    • SuperPro hi-res scans
    • Get full control over customization

    Starts at $14

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