Digital Roots Studio - SF Bay Area

510 922 8481

4187 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA

Mon 8am-2pm, Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

No appointment needed during

office hours.

Saturday by appointment only.




35mm Slide & Negative Pricing

Raw Scan


Pro Scan


2000 PPI

4000 PPI






Scanning Resolutions:


You have the choice of two resolutions when scanning your slides & negatives, 2000 PPI & 4000 PPI.  If you plan on having a print 8” x 10” or smaller made, or simply enjoying the transferred materials digitally, we recommend 2000 PPI.  If your print size will be larger than 8” x 10”, we recommend 4000. Medium format negatives can be scanning at 2000 PPI or 4000 PPI, and large format negatives can be scanned at 600 PPI or 1200 PPI.



Digital Ice Technology:


Digital ICE is applied to all color 35mm slides and negatives. Digital Ice works by building a record of defects in the image during scanning. Scanners normally work with three input channels - red, green, and blue. Scanners equipped with Digital ICE add a fourth channel called the D channel (defect channel). During scanning, the information on defects, surface dirt, and scratches is collected. Digital ICE then applies a series of algorithms (formulas) to rebuild the missing information. The result is scans that are scratch free and dust free even if the original film has serious defects. Digital Ice DOES NOT work on black and white negatives, so scratches along with surface marks will appear if present on physical slide/negative.


Materials We Scan

  • 35mm Slides


  • 3D stereo slides


  • Super slides


  • 110, 126 & 127 format slides


  • Large & medium format negatives


  • 35mm negatives



Our Process:


With all of our scanning services, we let you choose between a raw scan & pro scan. With raw scan you receive back the images as-is, without post production. Pro scan includes cropping, rotating image, & color correction.

Raw Scan


Raw scan is suggested for clients who have experience using photo editing applications, or who simply want the image backed-up for preservation.  This ensures that the image has been digitally duplicated so you have more than one copy, and can rotate or adjust colors at a later time if desired. Raw vs Pro Scan examples here

Pro Scan


Pro scan includes post-production of the digital images which you don't receive with the raw scan. With pro scan we crop the border that is around the image along with photo rotation & color correction.  This provides a view-ready collection without any additional efforts on your part. Raw vs Pro Scan examples here

  • CD or DVD-ROM
  • External Hard-Drive - Supplied by customer or purchased from Digital Roots Studio
  • USB/Thumb Drive - $2 per 1GB
  • FTP Upload - $2 per 1gb charge will be applied to final invoice
  • 8 bit TIFF output $0.25 per image
  • 16 bit TIFF output $0.50 per image
  • Playable image DVD, for playing on DVD players or computers


Output Options:

Digital Ice - Before & After
Digital Ice - Before & After 2

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Additional Options


Output Options


8 BIT TIFF Per Image

16 BIT TIFF Per Image

Data Disc

Transfer to hard drive or flash drive per 1GB

Web upload per 1GB

Playable Image DVD (For DVD players)









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           Mon 8am-2pm Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

510 - 922 -8481

4187 Piedmont Ave Oakland 94611

Video Transfer

VHS Tape Transfer


VHS-C to Digital


Hi8 8mm or Video



DVCam MiniDVCam

Video Transfer Services

DVD Duplication

Film Transfer

16mm Film Transfer

16mm Sound Film

Super 8 Film Transfer

8mm Film Transfer

SD or HD Film Capture

Frame by Frame


Image Sequence Output


Blu-ray & Playable DVD

Photo Scanning

Photo Album Scanning

Loose Photos

Scrapbook Scanning

Oversized Images

Newspaper Scaning


Color Correction


Photo Restoration

8 Bit - 16 Bit


35mm Slide Scanning

TIFF or JPEG Output

8 Bit TIFF - 16 Bit TIFF

Negative Scanning

Medium Format

Large Format

Super Slide Scanning

110 Format Negatives

126 Format Negative

Digital Ice Technology

Audio Transfer

Reel to Reel Transfer

Audio Cassette Transfer

Micro Cassette to MP3


CD Duplication

1/4'' Reel to Reel

Audio Capturing Service

Analog to Digital Service

Mini Disc Transfer

Audio Digitization

Tribute Video

Birthday Celebration

Graduation Party

Wedding Celebration

Memorial Tribute

Family Reunion

Bar Mitzvah Video

Bat Mitzvah Video


School Presentation

Business Presentation



Digital Roots Studio is located in Oakland CA on Piedmont Ave, about 8 miles from San Francisco and within a mile of two BART station. Pick-up & drop off service is available for qualifying orders in North Bay Area, South Bay Area, East Bay Area, Oakland, Piedmont, Hayward, Fremont, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, Castro Valley, union City, Emeryville, Albany, San Leandro, San Pablo, Corckett, El Sobrante, Pinole, San Lorenzo, Hercules, Rodeo, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Tri-Valley, Antioch, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Oakley, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Diablo, Napa, Sonoma, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Benicia, Peninsula, Silicon Valley, San Mateo County, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Los Alto, Woodside, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, Foster City, Hillsborough, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mountain View, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Cruz & Morgan Hill. Proud member of Oakland Grown Check out our Tips & Hints, Faq, Privacy Policy


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