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.




Photo Scanning Services
Vintage Photo Album
  • Loose Photos


  • Oversized Photos


  • Scrapbooks


  • Photo Albums


  • Newspapers

Materials We Scan

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

Vintage Loose Photos



Scanning Resolutions & Types of Scan:


You have the choice of two resolutions when scanning your loose photographs and photo albums, either 300 PPI or 600 PPI.  Either option is a high-resolution scan that yields beautiful digital images and reprinting up to the size of the original photograph; 300 PPI is most common.  If you plan on having prints made larger than the original size, then 600 PPI is advised. Please speak with one of our technicians if you are unclear about what resolution may be best.



Albums & Scrapbooks:


We scan of all styles of photo albums and scrapbooks. Most scrapbooks and many photo albums have the images glued to the photo album pages, which makes it nearly impossible to remove them without damaging the original materials. Because of this, we’ll never remove a glued item from its album page, but instead scan the entire album page; you have the option of receiving a full-page scan or the individual images cropped out in  post production.  We do not recommend scanning over the plastic pages of an album or over glass frames. Photo albums and scrapbooks will have an additional album access fee applied, for more information about this please contact us via e-mail or phone.


Photo Scanning Pricing

Raw Scan

Pro Scan

Photos up to 5x7 Scanned, 300 PPI

Photos up to 5x7 Scanned, 600 PPI

Photos larger than 5x7 to 8.5x11, 300 PPI

Photos larger than 5x7 to 8.5x11, 600 PPI

Photos larger than 8.5x11 to 12x17, 300 PPI

Photos larger than 8.5x11 to 12x17, 600 PPI

Larger than 12x17, please email















Additional Options


Album Access Fee, per photo (or per page with no cropping)

Removal and placement of Photos From Frames, each

8 BIT TIFF Per Image

16 BIT TIFF Per Image





Output Options


Data Disc

Transfer to hard drive or flash drive per 1GB (max $10)

Web upload per 1GB




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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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