Already developed APS film on CD ROM.

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Peter Jones, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Peter Jones

    Peter Jones Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to locate a lab in the UK that will transfer already
    developed APS cassettes onto CD at a reasonable cost.

    These are films ( about 25 or so) that were developed before I realised
    the benefit of having the photos on CD. I have been quoted ridiculous
    rates by some of the majors - £12 - £20 per film & others (Boots) just
    do not offer the service. I suppose it's like asking turkeys to vote for

    I could buy of course , a scanner that takes APS cassettes, but that
    would set me back £300 - £500, and I wouldn't need it again, since all
    present APS film is transferred onto CD at time of processing. Best
    value I have found so far is Truprint - up to five films at time of
    processing £2.99. Well worth the wait.

    I also have a digital camera as well - ( Kodak CX4320). Scanner
    currently in use is an Epson 1260 ( which takes negs and slides) , the
    printer is a Canon S330. APS camera is a Canon Ixus. I also have an
    ageing Konica SLR with various lenses.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or recommendations.
    Peter Jones, Aug 8, 2003
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  2. Peter Jones

    Liz Guest

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    Not at all.
    Boots sell APC film and cameras, so they should logically offer this service
    as well.
    Mind you if their CD service is as bad as their D&P (unless they've improved
    recently) .....

    Liz, Aug 9, 2003
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  3. Peter Jones

    Peter Jones Guest


    Logically they (Boots) should but............., it isn't worth their
    while. The others just price it high enough to say - we don't really
    want your custom. One place I tried, said it was the time taken to pull
    off each neg and transfer it to CD ROM. And there was me thinking, its
    only a strip of neg inside a cassette I cannot open myself!

    OK, I know I can take the APS cassettes to any lab and tell them which
    ones I want reprinted, but having invested in digital on the PC, I want
    to play around with my previous images, cropping and enlarging etc. oh
    well, I suppose I could re-photograph the existing prints.

    Peter Jones, Aug 9, 2003
  4. Peter Jones

    Dickbo Guest

    Boot's will do it, if it a negative film, for about £2.90.
    Dickbo, Aug 9, 2003
  5. Peter Jones

    Peter Jones Guest


    My local branch in Romford, Essex, definitely won't copy an already
    developed Advantix APS cassette (i.e. on window 4). If they did it for
    £2.90, all my problems would be solved. I will try a couple of other
    branches by phone though.

    Peter Jones, Aug 9, 2003
  6. Really? I think you;re them. Which means this is spam.
    Mike Sendrove, Aug 20, 2003
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