Digitize your memories

Money Magazine sent about 40 prints and negatives to six popular services. Here's which did best at getting them onto your computer.

Digital Pickle
Digital Pickle

Cost structure:
Prints: 39 cents at 300 dpi for less than 100 scans; 29 cents for more than 100.
Negatives: 49 cents each at 1,500 dpi.
Minimum order? No, but $5 fee for orders under $50.

Turnaround time:
Promises scans in one week; delivered ours in seven business days.

Scan quality:
Print scans were sharp with lots of detail. Some negative scans had blemishes, but the automatic retouching program (19 cents) helped.

Bottom Line:
Good prices in bulk, though retouching adds up and you pay $10 for the CD. Still, scans were good. It's the best of the in-U.S. scanners.

Grade: B
Last updated December 31 2007: 9:58 AM ET



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