Digital Roots Studio - SF Bay Area

510 922 8481

1329 Solano Ave, Albany 94706

Mon 8am-1pm, Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

Appointment Only During COVID

Now at 1329 Solano Ave

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Photo Scanning Services
Vintage Photo Album
  • Loose Photos


  • Oversized Photos


  • Scrapbooks (Please call)


  • Polaroids


  • 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.





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-1pm Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

510 - 922 -8481

1329 Solano Ave, Albany CA 94706

Video Transfer

VHS Tape Transfer


VHS-C to Digital


Hi8 8mm or Video

Cassette Tape Transfer


DVCam MiniDVCam

Video Transfer Services

Video Cassette

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

Large Photos

Loose Photos

Vintage Photos




Scanning Service


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 Tape

Audio Cassette Transfer

Micro Cassette to MP3


CD Duplication

1/4'' Reel to Reel

Audio Cassette

Analog to Digital Service

Mini Disc Transfer

Audio Digitization

Tribute Video

Birthday Celebration

Graduation Party

Wedding Celebration

Memorial Tribute

U-Matic Tapes

Bar Mitzvah Video

Bat Mitzvah Video


School Presentation




Digital Roots Studio is in San Francisco Bay Area, Albany CA 1329 Solano Avenue. SF Bay Area video transfers, audio cassette transfers, film transfers, photo & 35mm slides scanning service to digital. Audio cassette to digital, audio tape transfer to mp3 or wav, reel to reel tape transfer to digital format, audio cd backup to digital format, audio duplication. VHS to digital, hi8 tape to DVD, miniDV tape conversion, S-VHS tape transfer to digital, PAL video tape transfer to digital, DVCam video transfer to digital, video to MOV, AVI or MP4 format. 8mm film transfer, Super 8mm film transfer, 16mm film transfer to digital, film transfer to AVI, 8mm film to MOV file, frame by frame film transfer to mp4. Bay Area photo scanning to digital, photo album scanning to JPEG, TIFF or PNG. Large scrapbook photo scanning service. 35mm slide scanning into digital, 35mm slides to JPEG, 35mm slides, Negative scanning service to digital. Negative scanning to JPG or TIFF. Large format scanning, Medium format scanning service. DAT tape transfer to digital CD, DAT tape transfer to WAV, AIFF or MP3 file format. VCR tapes to digital, home movies to digital transfer. East Bay Area, North Bay Area, South Bay Area video, audio, film and photo archiving business. Check out our Tips & Hints, Faq, Privacy Policy


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