Have negatives digitised and digital prints made

Our favourite photos don’t have an easy life: we carry them around in our wallet, look at them over and over again and show them to friends and family. Rarely do the pictures last long without creases, tears or stains. But fortunately we still have their negatives, which we store away like treasures in our drawers as insurance for our favourite pictures, so that they never get lost.

We rarely pick up the negatives themselves – and therefore usually do not know what condition they are in. A big mistake! Because even negatives do not last forever. Over time, they fade and develop colour casts. If they are stored incorrectly and exposed to moisture, they can even become mouldy. There is a simple solution to save your valuable negatives: have them digitised! The digitised negatives are inverted on the computer, i.e. converted into positives. So you get digital prints of your negatives.

Digitising your negatives provides you with many advantages:

  • You preserve your negatives in their current condition. If your negatives do not yet show any serious signs of ageing, you thus have a digital backup copy that cannot deteriorate any further.
  • Damage that has already occurred, such as colour casts and fading, can be digitally repaired if you have your negatives digitised. With digital post-processing, your favourite photos will shine again in their former glory.
  • You can easily share the digital images. Friends and relatives can enjoy your favourite pictures without having to have new prints made every time. Whether via social media like Facebook or by email – it becomes so easy to share old childhood memories with your sister in Australia.
  • With digitised negatives, you can easily create personalised photo gifts. Personalised slideshows, photo books, canvas – super easy as soon as you have your negatives digitised.

As you can see, digitising negatives creates many new possibilities for you – and security for your precious memories.

Digitising negatives and inverting them on the computer – how does that work?

When digitising your negatives, MEDIAFIX works with self-developed equipment that enables high-quality and affordable digitisation of your memories. First, digital negatives are created. These are automatically inverted, i.e. developed into digital positives.

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The digitised negative before inversion…
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… and after inversion.







The function “invert”, i.e. reverse, is usually available in every simple image editing programme. For black and white negatives, this function is completely sufficient. For colour negatives, not so much. Colour negatives are covered with a so-called orange mask. This is actually intended to improve the colour reproduction of prints on photographic paper. However, this makes digital prints more difficult.

If you use a normal inversion for digitised colour negatives, the images will have a colour cast. A correct colour reproduction can only be achieved by using special filters . This process is also automated at MEDIAFIX. However, you also have the option of booking a professional individual film inversion (Premium-inversion). Here, each of your negatives is processed individually and the filters are set manually to get the best out of your images. This procedure is particularly recommended if your negatives already show signs of ageing, like colour casts.

Scan negatives at MEDIAFIX

At MEDIAFIX you can have your negatives digitised for as little as 17p per image. We scan negatives in 4,250 dpi, 5,000 dpi and 6,200 dpi, with a best-price-guarantee!

Make a non-binding online request or contact our customer service at 020 3904438-0
Our friendly team will be happy to advise you and answer all your questions.

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