Unleash Your Image’s Full Potential with our Scans

In the digital age, film scans are one of the primary reasons why film photography has resurged. Once we have developed your photos, we scan them to a digital image. 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.

Nowadays, there are over hundreds of film scanning services you will find in your hometown. As a result, it eventually becomes impossible to target certain film scanning services and ensure they are the best. In Gelatin Labs, we have got you covered. You will receive high-quality results once you switch to our photo film scanner, where we emphasize and strive to offer a personalized touch.

Now the question is why you should opt for a photography scanning service. Here are a few reasons that make it a must for every photographer operating on today’s date to switch to film scanning services in NYC.

Digital Backup

When we upload your images, we utilize Dropbox and create individual folders for each
roll of film that you send in. If you need to wipe your computer and start fresh, know that
your images are safe with us and you can always request to download your images at
any time.

Flexibility

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. Our film scans will have a flexible tonal range, which means that highlights, midtones and shadows are preserved. This makes editing a breeze.

Customizable Scans

Let’s say that you prefer to not edit your scans and would like to adjust your contrast
level and color temperature here at the lab. We can make those adjustments for you!
Just share your preference with us and we’ve got you covered. 

About Gelatin Labs

Gelatin Labs is an excellent choice for any client looking for a personalized and high quality experience. Ben & Doug started Gelatin Labs as a passion project for their family archiving. Five years later the company continues to grow its services while continuing to stay committed to treating your photos like their own. Clients who choose Gelatin Labs know they can trust that their memories will be reserved in the most beautiful, high-resolution scans that allow photographers to have full control of their images.

Film Scanning

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.

Pro Scan

Our Pro Scans are the baseline .TIFF files that we send to our clients. They are approximately 34MB ~ 3024×2005 (16 bits/channel) @96ppi.

Super Pro Scan

Our Super Pro Scans are the upgraded .TIFF files that we send to our clients. They are approximately 174MB ~ 6774×4492 (16 bits/channel) @96ppi.

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
5/5
love my scans and was surprised by how fast i got them! super easy and affordable process 🙂
McKenna White
5/5
love my scans and was surprised by how fast i got them! super easy and affordable process 🙂
McKenna White
5/5
Super impressed with the quality of my film scans. Would highly recommend Gelatin Labs for those who want high-quality scans that offer flexibility for editing.
Nelson Nabua
5/5
Super impressed with the quality of my film scans. Would highly recommend Gelatin Labs for those who want high-quality scans that offer flexibility for editing.
Nelson Nabua
5/5
Fast turnaround time + high-quality scans! Very reliable and I will definitely send more rolls soon.
Tim
5/5
Fast turnaround time + high-quality scans! Very reliable and I will definitely send more rolls soon.
Tim
5/5
I'm blown away by Gelatin Labs for their professionalism, and young fresh take on a photography Lab. They make everything so easy! Their scans are to die for! Thank you 🙂
Megan Oxley
5/5
I'm blown away by Gelatin Labs for their professionalism, and young fresh take on a photography Lab. They make everything so easy! Their scans are to die for! Thank you 🙂
Megan Oxley

Types of Scans Available

We’re able to scan any of the following for our clients:
• 35mm (including half-frame & panoramic) • 120 • E-6 • 4×5 • 8×10 • APS • and more to come!

How We Will Deliver Your Scanned Photos

Your labelling system will be maintained

Organized by roll into separate folders

Delivered via a dropbox link to your email

Frequently Asked Questions

Before sending film via our film development by mail service, there are certain things you should know. To learn more, refer to the FAQ section below.

Photo scanning refers to the process of converting physical photographs into digital images by using specialized equipment, such as a scanner or a digital camera. The purpose of photo scanning is to create a digital copy of the original photo, which can be stored and shared easily on computers, smartphones, and other digital devices.

Their photo scanning service involves scanning each individual photo using high-resolution scanners, editing the digital images to enhance their quality, and providing the digital files to the customer in a variety of formats. This can be a useful service for people who want to preserve their family memories, share their photos online, or create digital photo albums.

We use a Noritsu HS-1800 auto feed scanner running EZ Controller.

You can send your films for photography scanning to our address mentioned below,

Gelatin Labs
515 Valley St.
Suite 160
Maplewood, NJ 07040

You may also review our address mentioned on the official website of Gelatin Labs.

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    Drop Off Locations

    The Map Building

    Maplewood, NJ

    Hours: 24/7/365

    515 Valley St.
    Maplewood, NJ 07040

    CSM Art & Frame

    Chatham, NJ

    Hours: 24/7/365

    295 Main Street
    (Carriage House),
    Chatham Township,
    NJ 07928

    Café Kitsuné, Boerum Hill

    Brooklyn, NY

    Hours: Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm

    112 Bond St
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

    It’s Time To Get Printing!

    Whatever type of work you create, the Gelatin Labs Print Upload will render beautiful, archival prints that will enable you to bring your art off of your screen and into the realm of physical existence. The process is simple: select your print size, upload your images, and pick from three distinct finishes!

    8x10 inch

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    4x6 inch

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    Start Your Film Order

    Welcome to Gelatin Labs, your trusted partner for all your film photography needs! We recognize that each photographer has their unique preferences, which is why we are excited to introduce two remarkable options to cater to your individual needs: Simplified and Customized.

    Simplified

    DEVELOP + SCAN • PRINT

    • Streamlined options for quick checkout
    • Choose the look & feel of your images
    • Less options for an uncomplicated experience

    Customized

    DEVELOP • SCAN • PRINT

    • Expanded customization for film types, options, services
    • Upgrade to SuperPro hi-res scans
    • More options for the more advanced user

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    How do I drop-off my film?

    1. After placing your order, you’ll receive a confirmation number.

    2. Our dropbox is located to the left of the main entrance to the Map Building. Put film in a securely sealed bag or box, or use one of our envelopes provided if necessary. Write the order number on the bag.

    3. Drop film in top section of box, and we’ll handle the rest!

    4. If you’d like your negatives back, make sure to order ‘Return Shipping’ at checkout.

    CSM ART & FRAME • CHATHAM, NJ

    How do I drop-off my film?

    1. When placing your order, select “Return Shipping” if you’d like your negatives back, or ordered prints. Pickup is not available from this location.
    2. Include your order number with your film in a securely sealed bag.
    3. Drop in our dedicated dropbox, along the path from CSM Art & Frame to the Chatham, NJ train station.
    4. After being emailed your scans, or notified that your order is ready for pickup.
    Café Kitsuné, Boerum Hill • BROOKLYN, NY

    How do I drop-off my film?

    1. When placing your order, select “Return Shipping” if you’d like your negatives back, or ordered prints. Pickup is not available from this location.

    2. Include your order number with your film in a securely sealed bag.

    3. Drop in our dedicated dropbox, located inside the café, available during posted hours. Ask for assistance if you need help locating it.