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

ScanCafe
Money field test winner
ScanCafe
scancafe.com

Cost structure:
Prints: 27 cents each at 600 dpi.
Negatives: 19 cents each at 3,000 dpi.
Minimum order? None.

Turnaround time:
Promises scans in four to six weeks; ScanCafe delivered ours in four weeks.
Note: ScanCafe sends photos to India.

Scan quality:
Crisp detail, decent contrast and realistic color.
Bonus: You get to preview scans online and pay for only those you want.

Bottom line:
Best quality and cheapest. You may have a long wait and you have to be okay with sending photos abroad, but it's well worth it.

Grade: A-
Last updated December 31 2007: 9:58 AM ET

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