Buy Buying Guides Comparing Pricing Among Online Photo Scanners Share Pin Email Print Buying Guides Computers & Tablets Printers Desktops Tablets Laptops Accessories & Peripherals Smartphones Games & Consoles Gadgets TVs & Home Theater Cameras Audio by Peter Piazza Award-winning technology journalist who has been testing and writing about consumer and business technology for more than a decade. Updated February 20, 2017 If you've got a huge amount of photos you'd like to scan, it's often faster and easier to trust someone else to do it--otherwise, scanning photos one at a time can be a very time-consuming process. But it's not easy to compare these services, since they all have lots of different deals and requirements. This comparison chart of online photo-scanning services should help you compare pricing between some of the biggest players. To try to keep things easy, I've tried to compare prices to scan 2,000 photos at 300 dpi and 600 dpi. However, it's still not that simple because of different levels of service offered. For example, what exactly does "color correction" mean? For Scan My Photos, this service means "corrected skin tones, greater shadow detail, sharper images, fix abnormal tint, optimize exposure, restore color vibrancy and saturation." For ScanCafe, these enhancements include "reorientations, cropping, scratch / dust removal, color correction, red eye removal," while for ScanDigital, they include color correction, minor blemish removal, and dust and red-eye removal. Without buying each of their services and comparing, it's impossible to tell if these all represent the same level of correction. The size of the photos to be scanned also can alter the pricing. ScanCafe allows for photos as large as 8x10, while ScanMyPhotos allows for up to 8x12--while BritePix is more expensive when photos are larger than 4x6. Finally, special deals can dramatically alter price. At the time of this writing, BritePix has a Fall 2009 Special offering 20 free scans for every 200 pictures scanned. And ScanCafe allows you to review your scans online--and delete up to 50 percent of them--before you pay. So before you buy, it's still a good idea to check around and see what everyone is offering. This comparison chart of online photo-scanning services should help you compare pricing between some of the biggest players. Comparison of Some Online Photo Scanning Services Prints (300 dpi) Prints (600 dpi) Basic Color Correction Shipping Price/2000 Color-Corrected Prints (300 dpi) Price/2000 Color-Corrected Prints (600 dpi) ScanCafe N/A $0.29 each Included Included N/A $580 Scan My Photos (fill the box) $149.95/box N/A $109.95/box Included $259.90 N/A Scan My Photos (pay per 1000) $64/1000 prints N/A $59.95/1000 prints Extra $247.90 plus shipping N/A BritePix $0.24/each $0.29/each Included Extra $480 + $18 shipping + 6 DVD $580 + $18 shipping +$6 DVD ScanDigital (My Life, Digital pricing) $380 for first 1000; then $0.38/each $580 for first 1000; then $0.58/each Included Included $760 $1160 Continue Reading Choose the Right Photo Scanner for Your Application Skip the Cost and the Download With These 23 Free Online Photo Editors Photo and negative scans with Epson's Perfection V330 Photo Scanner What Kind of a Scanner Do I Need? Need to Scan Old Photos? Try Out These Mobile Apps for Android and iOS The 8 Best Online Photo Printing Services to Use in 2019 Capturing text or photos, today's best-performing, affordable scanners Save That Box of Photos to Your Computer Review: Epson's FastFoto FF-640 Photograph Scanner The Different Types of Scanners for Different Applications 6400 dpi with Epson’s Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner Calibrating Your Scanner will Ensure More Accurate Scans How Every iPhone Ever Made Compares iPhone 6 Series vs The New iPod Touch: Which Should You Buy? Which Phone Company Has the Best iPhone Rates? Which Online Backup Service With Multiple Computer Support Is Cheapest?