Slide scanning service review

Slide scanning service review

We believe we are among the best photographic digital scanning service providers in the UK.  We scan images for many people, companies and charities. The feedback we get is always very good and very positive. We are very proud of the fact that most of our work is from returning customers. The feedback here is a selection from recent years and is reproduced by express permission. With thanks to the authors.

SM – Birmingham Nov 2017

Dear David

I am absolutely delighted with the digital conversions of my treasured negative collection. As promised you have carefully processed every negative, (there were about 10,500) and the results are excellent. Even a few damaged ones were rectified to a very good level of quality image which is now reproducible. Your care and attention is clearly evident.

As promised you have sent an unchanged version and an improved version side by side for comparison which enables me choices when re processing them myself such as enlargements and editing etc. The transfer of all the images and delivery to me onto a hard drive in order of process was also an excellent idea. I have since copied them again onto another hard drive for safe keeping.

Having called a number of companies offering this type of service to discuss the service I was looking for, I was taken by your understanding of the sensitivity from the person calling. In my case it is a much treasured historic catalogue over 40 years of my family and my hobby which as you know is railways over the same period. It was this together with the what in my opinion was a great price decided it for me.

I would thoroughly recommend your service to others and already have done, should any of your potential customers wish to have an unbiased reference from me then please give them my contact details. Thank you again.

Yours Truly


(contact details on your files)

SM has subsequently produced an outstanding collection of albums featuring the ‘Deltics’ ‘Warriors’ etc. Thanks for sharing those with me as I said I do not really take the pictures in when I am scanning, I am looking at the quality of the image – colour, contrast, sharpness and so on. It was very special for you to bring those back in the published form. David.

PC – North Wales April 2017

Hi David
Scans and slides arrived safely last week.
Had a chance to look at them yesterday and we are very pleased with the results.
I will be recommending your excellent service to my friends and only wished I had kept more of the ones I discarded a few years ago.
Thank you once again.


SM – Chesterfield 2017.

David Sack of Saturn Films 1969 has done an absolutely superb job, turning my vast collection of transparencies, negatives and video tapes into digital files. So many memories, until recently confined to the attic and effectively lost, have been retrieved and made accessible and shareable on all the devices we use today.

The quality of the work is first rate. Scans of slides and negatives are all made at very high resolution and were then electronically cleaned to virtually eliminate accumulated dust and fingermarks. Having opted for the professional service, I received the original full resolution scans as well as the standard, compressed edited ones. Editing included cropping to remove any trace of the slide frame or rough edges and, in some cases, manual correction for exposure and colour casts where necessary. Being of much smaller file size, these were the ones that I have used most but having the original uncompressed scan has been great when working on selective enlargements where every bit of resolution is required.

David offers a very personal service and we were involved in regular discussions throughout the course of the job. He was very keen to provide what I wanted as a customer, despite the fact that I was often quite demanding!

One of the great joys of having had this work done is discovering that the quality of pictures taken decades ago is often far higher than I dared hope; vastly superior to the fuzzy, faded prints that were my last memory of the photos. Remember those square enprints from Boots – rounded corners, matt finish and when every sunny day looked orange? Commercial printing of the 70s, 80s and 90s failed to show all the detail that had been captured in the negative and colour fidelity left a lot to be desired. By contrast, scans of the negatives shows that the photographic film of the time was far superior to contemporary printing and it almost feels like you’re seeing images for the very first time. The picture attached to this review was taken in 1964 – the quality is amazing.

I would highly recommend digitisation of anyone’s valuable picture collection and, in particular, the service provided by Saturn Films. It doesn’t cost a great deal; in fact far less per picture than I paid to have poor quality prints made over 40 years ago.

they’re great thanks

PZ Cambridge February 2014


Hi David

Thanks very much for the scans. I am enjoying sending round to different family members.

David S February 2014


” Initially I chose Saturn Films on price, but the service was great and quality good too. It was wonderful to see all our old negatives digitised, like old friends we had forgotten. Saturn even spent time resuscitating some really poor quality old ones and gave us the pleasure of seeing our old family members again.”

Steve D, Bristol.  January 2014


Hi David

I received my package today in the mail.  The results are much better than I could have hoped for, the quality of the scans being superb.  The photos bring back many personal memories and I am delighted that I now have pristine digital copies that I can share with friends and family and keep safe for years to come.

Many thanks for your prompt and personal service.  I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others who wish to have their old slides scanned.

With best regards   Andy  May 2013



Many thanks for the disk of scanned negs which arrived today. They look great – a league ahead of my own scanning efforts.

Will certainly pass on your website to friends.

Londonderry July 12


Just to let you know that I have received the negatives and disks back safely, thanks. I need to work my way through them, but you have done an excellent job with some old negatives in less than perfect condition.

Kind regards  July 12


I’m really pleased with the quality of your scans. Unfortunately I don’t know many photographers, but I will be happy to recommend your services as and when the occasion arises.

Kind regards  DM London


Hi David
Thank you for the DVD really pleased with the results much better than I thought due to them dating back to 1970
will use you again
many thanks


‘Thank-you  David for transferring our family slides to dvd we are very appreciative of your hard work. For my mother (and me)  it brought back many happy memories and was a much loved Christmas present.’

Cornish Dragon @


‘Just to say that the disks have been a great success with my family. I sat with my dad last night for several hours looking at the pictures and they really cheered him up. The editing that you did meant that we could just sit and watch, without having to rotate anything or make any adjustments. Thank you for doing a really great job. Best wishes for the New Year 2010, Simon Mc’


‘I am still working through photos – what memories are being revived’

KC Scotland.


‘I am very happy with the results’  KN Midlands


‘The photos are great – thank you very much’  JD   Merthyr Tydfil


‘Hi David, I’ve had a good look through most of the slides by now and the standard is excellent. It’s great to finally have them all available digitally and I’m looking forward to being able to show some of them to the family. Thanks again, and I’ll be happy to provide a reference for anyone who wants one. Hugh’

(if you would like to follow this reference up contact us and we will provide you with Hugh’s e-mail – genuine enquiries only please!).


‘Hi David

‘Parcel has just arrived and I only had a quick look on the DVD player and it looks fabulous!!!!!

We have already passed your name to a couple of friends as recommendation.

Thanks so much for everything!!’

MW Southampton July 2010

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