Digitize Negatives to Digital

Convert your Negatives to Digital Format and Enjoy your Memories Forever

Digitize your negatives, photos, slides and more into a digital format so that they can be preserved and last forever. Once digitized, your digital memories will be delivered to you on the format of your choice via digital cloud, USB thumb drive, or playable DVDs.

  • Step 1: Order Digitize Kit and Pack your Negatives

    The first step is simple, order the Digitize Kit that corresponds to the number of negatives you plan to send in. We count every 25 negatives as 1 item, so if you have 250 negatives, that would be 10 items. Don't worry if you do not have the exact number, you can always send more if you'd like. Once the kit arrives, pack it with your memories and send it off to us using the prepaid special priority return label.

  • Step 2: Professionally Digitized with Care

    Our team of experts will digitize all of your negatives with care at an unmatched quality and prepare it for you in the format of your choice. You will receive email updates along the way keeping you up to date on the status.

  • TheDigitizeCenter | You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever.

    Step 3. Enjoy your Memories

    You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a disc set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever and easily share with family and friends.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Digitizing your slides is only based on the number of negatives you send in. We count negatives in groups of 25, so every 25 negatives you send in count as 1 item. To learn more, visit the Pricing Page or scroll down.

How long does it take?

It can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks to completely finish your order depending upon what size it is and if its during the busy season. However, we do offer expedited processing options that allow you to have your order completed in as little as 3 days!

Can I send other types of items in along with my negatives?

Yes! You can mix and match as much as you'd like. We can digitize most types of consumer media, including video tapes, film, photos, and slides. For a full list of what we can digitize, visit What We Digitize.

Are there any size limitations for my negatives?

We can digitize most negatives of all different sizes. However, there are some formats we cannot digitize. We CANNOT digitize disc film, 3D film, and any fully undeveloped film. We CAN digitize all other sizes of negatives. Standard negative sizes such as 35mm/135 are billed at the normal rate of every 25 negatives counts as 1 item.

Do you provide enhancement and restoration?

Yes! Our expertly trained technicians and innovative technology can digitally revitalize and restore your negatives to a stunning quality. Photo restoration and revitalization is an option you can add after you send your negatives in and is recommended if your negatives are old or in poor condition.

Which output choice should I choose?

This is really up to you and how you would like to have your digitized files. We can put your digitized files on the cloud for digital access and download, put them on a thumb drive, or burn them to data CDs. For negatives digitization, we always recommend Digital Access as this makes it easy to load all your negatives on all of your devices including your computer and smartphone.

I'm nervous about sending my memories. What safeguards do you take to keep my memories safe?

Excellent question! We take a number of measures to make sure your memories are safe and secure from the moment they leave your possession until you receive them back from us. This includes using a special priority shipping service, an advanced internal tracking system, and more. So far, we have digitized over 1 million memories and have never lost or damaged a single one. Not one! To learn more about the safeguards we take, read this article.

What quality are the digitized negatives?

We digitize all negatives using specialty equipment at a high quality output. The quality is measured using DPI, and for most negatives we digitize them to 2400 DPI. 2400 DPI is an extremely high quality and will allow you to view every detail of your negatives, as well as store and share these digitized negatives easily. Specialty digitization of negatives at a certain DPI are available upon request.

How many negatives count as an item?

Every 25 negatives counts as 1 item for standard size 35mm/135 negatives. So a 2 Item Digitize Kit is good for up to 50 negatives, a 10 Item Digitize Kit is good for up to 250 negatives, and so on. You do not need to have an exact number of negatives when sending them in. We will count all your negatives when they arrive and adjust your bill accordingly. A negative strip typically contains 4-6 negative images on it, so a strip is technically 4 to 6 negatives.

How are specialty negatives or non-standard negatives counted?

We consider standard size negatives to be size 35mm/135, which are by far the most common size. Thes negatives are counted as every 25 negatives counts as 1 item. Any negatives outside this format are counted at a rate of every 10 negatives = 1 item, up to 4x6". For a full explanation on counting negatives, see the Negatives Sizing and Formats page.

What is the difference between undeveloped and developed negatives?

Developed negatives have an image on the negative itself that you can see by holding the negative up to light. An undeveloped negative will be thicker than a developed negative, and be completely black and you will be unable to see any images when held up to light. We cannot digitize undeveloped negatives.

Can you make prints of my negatives?

Yes, we can make prints from your negatives upon request.

  • Preserve your Memories Forever

    Negatives can and will degrade in quality over time. Negatives are especially prone to fading due to the passing of time and how they were stored. Digitizing preserves your negatives forever before it is too late, and our photo restoration and revitalization can fix most quality issues with your negatives.

  • TheDigitizeCenter | You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever.

    Share with Family and Friends

    Digitizing with The Digitize Center makes it easy to share your memories with family and friends. Once digitized, you can share whichever negatives you like easily with the people you choose using our Digital Cloud. Send your digitized negatives straight to anyone's smartphone or email in the cloud or order additional thumb drives for more physical copies.

  • Protection from Loss or Damage

    Digitized memories are protected from loss or damage with our Digital Memory Cloud Backup. Once digitized, you never have to worry about losing your memories to an unforeseen disaster as we keep your memories backed up in our secure cloud.

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Get Started Now with your Digitize Kit

Order the Digitize Kit that corresponds to the number of negatives you want to digitize and prepare to enjoy a lifetime of memories in high-quality digital format. Fill up the Digitize Kit with your memories and receive everything back fully digitized in just a few weeks.

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    2 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $29.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 50 negatives or mix and match. (1 item = 25 negatives)

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    10 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $139.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 250 negatives or mix and match. (1 item = 25 negatives)

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    20 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $279.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 500 negatives or mix and match. (1 item = 25 negatives)

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    40 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $549.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 1000 negatives or mix and match. (1 item = 25 negatives)

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Digitizing your Negatives has never been easier...

Over 1 Million Memories Digitized and Thousands of Happy Customers

With our industry leading technology and world-class customer service, The Digitize Center is America's leader in digitizing video tapes, film reels, photos and more. See what our customers have to say about us:

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Keith Lilly (Sebec, ME)
Deceased Farthers music preserved

I would like to thank you for reproducing my farthers music. He is no longer alive and will be able to once again hear his voice. Your companies professionalism and care of My product was top notch.

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KARLA WRIGHT (Los Angeles, CA)
GREAT MEMORIES I ONLY DID 20

MY MOM PASSED AWAY FEB 2023. WHILE CLEANING OUT HER HOUSE I FOUND ABOUT 40 MINI REELS. I WAS SO EXCITED TO LEARN OF LEGACY BOX BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT WAS ON THESE REELS BUT WATCH THEM IN A MODERN WAY. LEGACY BOX PUT THEM ON DVD AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. I ONLY DID 20 SO I'LL BE USING THEM FOR THE OTHER 20 ALSO. I WOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM 5 STARS BUT I WASN'T HAPPY WITH THE RESTORATION OF MY PICTURES BUT EVERYTHING ELSE WAS SUPERB.

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Michael Gray (Yakima, WA)
Quick turnaround

Fast service, satisfied with outcome

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JI (Chicago, IL)
The good and bad

The end product made me happy. The communication was nil they notified me of receipt and then crickets for 3 months. Their ability to return a phone call or email also NIL. I truly would have been understanding as I sent in a BIG box but literally every time I asked for update the last month they said “next week”. Would have appreciated once they saw how much there was and that they were going to take longer than anticipated they let me know an approximate arrival date.

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Robert ElderI (Santa Fe, NM)
Good Job

Thanks for your good work, helping me see family photos I haven't been able to see for 40 years. I'm pleased.

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Susan West (Milford, PA)
Precious Memories

Thank you for restoring the video and audio tapes of my son at 3 years old, reciting the Night Before Christmas. I was afraid to play these 37 year old tapes but I now have these precious memories to share with my grandchildren. Thank you for your expertise!

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Beth Bolton

Perfect

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Mike Wisnieski (Chapin, SC)
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The company did everything they said they would do.

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Jonathan Rinde (Collegeville, PA)

Expensive and slow

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Deborah Lovig (Cary, NC)
Great Memories Preserved

Highly recommend Digitize Center. Chose this service based on great reviews and pricing. Fast turnaround, faster than promised. Happy with the results. Some of our 8mm films are 60+ years old and are fun to watch. I appreciate that each item was labeled for us. Literally tossed all items in the provided shipping box and sent it off. Thank you!

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Satisfied Customer (Barto, PA)
Will Be a Return Customer!

Easy to use web site, fast delivery! I will definitely use Legacy Box for all future needs, very affordable too.

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Connie Watson (Lebanon, TN)
Better All Around Than Expected

The Digitize Center provided me with not just outstanding customer service but product outcomes as well. The turnaround was fast and so well organized. This is going to be one great Christmas gift for my family. Very happy customer.

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William Steiner (Mount Prospect, IL)
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My experience with the Digitize Center has been excellent. They came through on everything in a superlative manner. In addition, the Senior Digitization Technician I dealt with, Joseph (no last name supplied), was outstanding at customer service with my somewhat complicated order. I highly recommend the Digitize Center. Willy S

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JUDITH CAMPBELL (Marion, AR)
Happy with product

So excited to be able to watch videos that we thought we would never be able to see again. Sending a second batch of videos today!

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Angela Hodge (Honolulu, HI)

My scanned photos look amazing! They were easy to ship and download. Thank you!

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Robye from West Texas (Odessa, TX)
Conversation of VHS Tapes

I could not be more pleased with the services I received. Very prompt and all of the work was just perfect. The process was simple! I would highly recommend using this company! I will be using this company again in the future and have even referred this company to my friends.

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Judy Sakatian (San Bernardino, CA)
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Lex Nesta (Danbury, CT)
Excellent Service

I sent in about 75 16mm and 8mm films to be digitized. I was updated during the whole process. Everything that was viewable was digitized. Very happy with the results. Everything I sent was returned to me along with the digitized version.

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Marty Meade (San Rafael, CA)
great images, but slow turn around

If you don't mind waiting the service is good.

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Richard Severy (Florence, OR)
great job

They did a wonderful job. I was quite pleased with the out come, And I want to thank Joseph for doing a great job. thank you.

This was a complicated order and it was completed beautifully. The communication put me at ease. Highly recommend!

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Curtis Swanton (Buffalo, NY)
Thank you

Everything turned out perfect 👍

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Chester Morrison (Lynn Haven, FL)
Great work!

Got some wonderful memories of our kids and ourselves when we were first starting out on our lives as a young family. Priceless.

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Nicholas Sabbia (Bonita Springs, FL)

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W Roberson (Dallas, TX)
Result was what I wanted

Information about the process included realistic estimate of time to completion. Receipt was timely of payment, of my VHS tapes arrival to TDC, of sending the items back to me when job was complete. Shipment by the historically dependent US Postal Service was a good choice as the package arrived in good condition and quickly. I am willing to use TDC again in the future.