Local Chicago Pros, Scanning Close To Home.
Chicago Scanning is a photo and video digitizing service located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. We pride ourselves on producing high quality digital files from your pre-digital photo and video collection. We offer competitive pricing and quick turnaround times. Contact us to discuss your project or schedule a meeting in our office.
It all started when…
I was working as a creative instructor at Apple in Lincoln Park. My job was to deliver instructional workshops to consumers and professionals on how to properly organize, edit and share photos from their digital library. After years of delivering photo based workshops, I started asking people what they were doing with their pre-digital era photos. Slides from the 50's and 60's? Vintage prints and negatives? Reel to reel and VHS tapes? The answer was always the same. They are boxed up or collecting dust, waiting for fire and flood to happen. So began my mission. I discovered ways to scan my photos and preserve them so there was never a chance of losing them to disaster. I discovered some unexpected magic when I began sharing photos from the 80's and 90's with friends and family via email. The reactions were priceless! They had never seen some of these images before and were instantly taken back to a moment in time when life was a little more simple. These reactions sparked my interest in digital archiving and Chicago Scanning was born.