Date: May 27, 2017
Here are the top advantages you'll gain after reading this letter -- which do you want?
Why care about learning how to scan? Because you'll only do this once. And if doing something right the first time is important to you, then this letter is going to help you gain that advantage.
Keep reading, and you'll learn how to gain these advantages...
By scanning your old images, you are discovering your family story. People names, places, dates, memories that have been forgotten. They are probably your most important possession.
Think of your old images this way...
They hold historical value. Just like some old buildings or some historical images of famous people, your old slides, negatives, and photos are just as valuable. That's because they have a story. And by scanning those images, you are discovering that story. And by scanning, you are documenting that story so the next generation won't forget.
This is why it's important to scan them right, the first time.
And, what I'm going to help you do today is, show you how to scan your images into high resolution, high quality digital images -- in half the time.
Ready to learn a new skill that you never thought you'd be good at?
Great... Let's go, then!
Here's a quick story of how a scan project that should have taken me 16 hours to finish, took 56 hours.
The moral of this story is, if you're a person who wants to do things right, then listen to what I did wrong, here...
Back in 2005, I had a small scan project for an artist who was going to use the scans for his art exhibit.
To me the digital images looked good. But to him, he hated all of them.
Because, the scans didn't look anything like his originals. He knew his art intimately. He had an eye to spot the difference between the originals and the scans.
So, I had to go back and re-scan them. Not once. But for a total of 4 times.
This is what I want to help you avoid: wasting time with your scan project. If you find yourself rescanning all the time, you might quit your scan project.
Or worse, you might settle for low quality scans. That would be a shame, because there is an easy way to get high quality scans in half the time.
So, what was my big mistake? Why did I have to keep rescanning? How can you learn from my mistake?
Remember my story about the artist and his scan project?
What I did wrong was this...
I fixed the image BEFORE I did the scan. Meaning, I used the scan software to adjust the colours, exposure, lighting, dust and scratch. Then pressed the scan button.
No matter how many times I adjusted the scans, they still came out looking bad.
Scan software isn't perfect. When you adjust the image in a preview scan window, it may look great. But once the scanner starts processing your adjustments, the digital image looks nothing like the preview scan or the original slide, negative, photos.
This was my "fool idea". Almost by accident, I decided not to use the scan software to fix a scan... and just get a "natural" scan. Meaning, no colour, lighting, dust fixes.
Then I decided to tinker with the bad scan in Photoshop, GIMP, and Lightroom.
And I was shocked at what sort of quality I got. It quickly hit me that I figured out a new method of scanning that is far superior than the old way.
The answer was so obvious! Professional artists and photographers always use software like Photoshop, GIMP, CorelDRAW, Lightroom to fix digital images.
Why not scans, too!?
Again, the idea is simple: Instead of editing the image before the scan, do it AFTER.
This little secret method of scanning is what has helped me become a professional scanner for 11 years.
I probably told you this before, but I've been scanning professionally since 2005. I've helped multi national companies, museums, pro sports teams, governments, book publishers, and thousands of families with their scan projects.
The reason I'm telling you this is because of my "fool idea" of editing the digital images after the scan is what attracted all those companies, organizations and people to me.
People tried scanning. They weren't getting the quality they thought they get. So they tried me out. And my scans looked 10 to 100x better than they could get. That's why they hired me. That's why I get good word of mouth.
Also, I use this system to scan 1000 images in 5 days -- and still maintain the highest quality possible.
And in a moment, I'll share with you my exact scan system I've been using professionally to scan 1000 images in 5 days.
Also, I'm not the only one that supports this new scanning method.
Hasselblad makes scanners that are priced at $26,500. They too are proponents of editing the digital images AFTER the scan. And have a built in workflow to let you edit your scans after.
So, what can you do? Do you need to buy expensive software? Do you need to buy expensive scanners? Do you need to spend 4 years learning graphic design?
I'll show you how to do wonders with a $150 scanner. And you don't need to buy expensive software -- in fact, you can use free software. You don't need to learn anything technical. You'll learn what took me 11 years to learn, in a very short time.
What I'm about to share with you took me 11 years of trial and error, lots of mistakes, lots of wasted free time to figure out.
You don't need to spend 11 years learning this. You can do it an evening.
You don't need to buy expensive scanners. In my examples you'll see soon, I use a $150 scanner to prove my point.
You don't need to buy expensive software. You can use free software.
After scanning over 931,000 slides, negatives, photos since 2005, I've honed my scanning skills -- and I want to share with you what I've learned.
You're going to learn a new skill. After finishing this training, you will be proud of your accomplishment of learning this new skill. And your family will praise you when they see the quality of your scans.
The first thing I should mention is, this is not where your browse and say, "oh nice, good idea!".
These are NOT some generic tips. It's designed as a comprehensive step-by-step training program so you see RESULTS right away. My goal is so that you take 1.5 hours of your day, and do the ACTION STEPS.
These ACTION STEPS are designed so you see results in real time. There is no theory. No fluff. Just exact direction, with pictures, diagrams, and instructions on what to open, where to click, and what to do.
You will learn everything from the ground up. And it's a complete system teaching you how to improve the quality of your scans... and show you how to improve your productivity so you can get your scan project done faster.
I designed it so it should take you 3 - 4 evenings to finish the training.
At the end of your training, it will help you finish your project twice as fast, and improved the quality of every scan – I guarantee it.
Here's a break down of the Scanshop System: Complete Scan Training Program...
In the first section, you'll be introduced to what I believe is a powerful set of methods to help you double your productivity. Let me explain...
After you master a better workflow, a smarter method of scanning, you'll then go onto part two...
In the second part of the scan training, you'll get a very important lesson. You'll see how your scanner messes up your scans. In my 10 years of scanning, I've noticed a pattern. There is usually 8 to 10 issues with a scans colours, lighting, and noise. Not matter if it's a slide, negative, or photo scan.
Why bother learn this? Because...
I've boiled down very complicated, technical issues when it comes to scanning into 8 – 10, bite-sized chunks that are easy to remember. My goal is to make your scan project go faster. My goal in this part is so you develop an intuitive feel when scanning. And this will help you become more efficient. If you rely on your scan software, you won't develop this intuition... and you'll waste time tinkering around.
So, once you've developed an intuitive feel with the 10 scan problems, you can now move onto the HOW part. In part 3, you will get a "blueprint", a step-by-step system showing you how to fix all those problems. You will get diagrams, pictures, action steps, videos, showing you what to open, what tools to use, and how to use them.
And here's the best part...
You can do wonders with a $150 scanner and free software. You don't need expensive software and scanners. And I'll show you exactly how to scan and edit your images with spending as little money as possible.
Also, if you don't mind spending more money on a scanner and software, then I have lessons for you, too.
Here's a list of you should expect inside the Scanshop System: Complete Scan Training Program...
1. You get a collection of 5 ebooks...
2. You also get 5 video scanning tutorials.
Follow along with the ebooks and videos, and I promise that you'll have learned advanced scan and editing techniques that take graphic designers years to master.
It took me 11 years to figure this stuff out!
So, how can you invest in the "Scanshop System: Complete Scan Training Program"?
That's coming up...
This is probably the most important investment you'll make in regards to your scan project. And I assure you that the tips and techniques you'll get in the book will help you speed up your scanning and get better quality digital photos.
But if you don't find it useful at any time, that's ok. Email me saying "Cancel" in the subject. And you will get a full refund -- no questions asked. You can keep all 5 ebooks and videos. And you keep all bonuses -- you will get future updates, new ebooks, new videos, new trainings.
I really do want to help you with your scan project. I'm committed. And I'm confident in my work. That's why I want to back it up with a no hassle guarantee, and take all the risk.
How much does it cost, then?
At ScanCanada.ca, I charge $2.50 per scan. (I will be increasing that price in January 2017, too.)
In other words, if you came to me with 1000 slides scans, than your bill would be $2500.
That's how valuable this scan system is you're about to learn. But, to make my "Scanshop System" more accessible to people, I've decided to price the ebook and video trainings at only $227.00
You get everything I've mentioned...
Follow these simple steps...
But hurry! This offer does close, and won't be available to you after the expiration date.
I'm excited to help you with your scan project. You're going to learn a lot. You're going to develop a new skill. You will scan your family history at the highest quality possible. You won't waste your free time scanning all day. And you will have fun!
Brantford ON Canada
Konrad, thank you for this. It has been very helpful. I am beginning to scan in slides going back to the late 60s. These slide are important to me and you've helped me scan them correctly.
I appreciate all your help, and thank you soooo much...love, love love all your other tips.
Thank you for your tutorials. Dusty slides have been my nemesis but I've used the clone stamp to get rid of the most offensive bits. Yes, I try to clean the slides before I scan because you are correct, you don't notice the really fine dusty bits when you look at the slide with the naked eye. Just wanted to say Thanks for your advice. It's appreciated.
Hello Konrad, I have read your PDF guide to scanning and want to thank you for your really helpful work. Like you, I feel that scanning the negatives as a pure scan, then adjusting in GIMP or Photoshop would be the best way to make the adjustments.
Konrad, thank you for a very good treatment of scanning of slides, negatives, and photos.
Thanks for the great tips on scanning. I just bought an Epson 600 scanner to scan all of my 35 year old slides into digital format. Your book is by far the most helpful out there, especially since your examples are shown with the Epson scanner software. Thanks again for your helpful tips.
Thanks for the great book on scanning. I was going to buy photoshop but if gimp works as well I will try that.