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The Easiest Way To Digitise Your Old Photos, Slides & Negatives!

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Before They Fade Away

You’d probably brave a burning building to save your photos, so don’t let the ravages of time rob you instead.

The Gift of Memories



The gift of memories. There's really not much in the world that is more precious. The one possession you'd probably brave a burning building for.

Retromedia can save those memories… Bring them back to life from the obsolete media where they are trapped. We can make it so easy for these memories to be enjoyed & shared with family & friends.




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Australia's Easiest And Best Value Photo Scanning Service! Let Us Preserve Your Precious Family History With Our ShoeBox Scan


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At last!… you can now throw out that old shoebox you’ve been storing your old photos in. With our ShoeBox Scan you can halt the deterioration of your precious memories, and preserve all your loose photos as easy-to-share digital images, ready to enjoy on social media with family & friends.

And with our new super low rates, from $145 for a box of up to 500 loose photos, or up to 1000 loose photos for $190 there’s no excuse to put it off one day longer. You’d probably brave a burning building to save your photos. Don’t let the ravages of time rob you instead.

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Guaranteed on-site processing

NO shipping your photos to India or anywhere else! We guarantee your photos will NEVER leave our Brisbane store.

While you're free to have your transfers done overseas if you so choose, some Australian services hide the fact that they are outsourcing - including to overseas.

We guarantee that all our listed services are performed fully in-house.

Our Brisbane lab is located at

249 Lutwyche Rd, Windsor. Qld. 4030

We're on the corner of Bowen St, with parking in Bowen St.

We are open 9-5 AEST Tuesday to Friday, 9-4 Saturday, closed Sunday/Monday.

Ph: (07) 3357 4807

SMS: 0448 855 056

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The USB is included!

Price includes a high quality Sandisk or Toshiba USB flash-drive.

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Colour Correction Available!

For a little extra, Kodak's Perfect Touch image correction is available in "Plus" packages at all resolutions.

We keep a copy of your files on our servers for 90 days, giving you tons of time to organise back-up.

CUSTOMER NOTICE

Please do not get us confused with another company with a very similar name (includes the word "shoebox"). We've heard of problems with their service and people confusing us with them.

Remember,
we are not a "mail-order-only" service hidden away in somebody's garage - we operate a bricks-and-mortar shopfront located at 249 Lutwyche Rd, Windsor. QLD. Of course, we do also accept jobs by mail!

When you choose RetroMedia you can relax knowing all work is done
on-premises. We'll NEVER send your precious photos anywhere - especially not overseas!. You're welcome to ask to see our scanning areas, anytime.

ShoeBox Scan FAQs

  • What are your packages/prices?

    Enjoy Bulk Photo "ShoeBox Scanning" at our lowest ever price! Introducing our ShoeBox 300 ppi packages. Scanning from as low as just 19c per photo!

    • for lots of up to 500 images, professional 300 ppi resolution photo scanning for as low as 29c per image. Price includes high quality Sandisk USB stick. (ShoeBox 500/300 packages are charged as 500 images, 300 ppi scanned @ 29c each = $145.00).

    • for lots of up to 1000 images, professional 300 ppi resolution photo scanning for as low as 19c per image. Price includes high quality Sandisk USB stick. (ShoeBox 1000/300 packages are charged as 1000 images, 300 ppi scanned @ 19c each = $190.00).

    • for lots of over 1000 images, professional 300 ppi resolution photo scanning for just 19c per image. (ShoeBox 1001/300 service)

    300 ppi scanning means you could re-print at the original photo size (at regular 300 dpi photo print resolution), and also be assured of high enough resolution for most screen-use situations (eg: viewing on TV/computer screens/iPad etc).

    • Optional upgrade to 300Plus - Enjoy Kodak's "Perfect Touch" automatic colour correction for an extra 5c per photo.

    • Optional upgrade to 300Double - We'll scan the reverse side of your photos as well, for an extra 5c per photo.


    ShoeBox 600 ppi packages.

    • for lots of up to 500 images, professional 600 ppi resolution photo scanning for as low as 39c per image. Price includes high quality Sandisk USB stick. (ShoeBox 500/600 packages are charged as 500 images, 600 ppi scanned @ 39c each = $195.00).

    • for lots of up to 1000 images, professional 600 ppi resolution photo scanning for as low as 29c per image. Price includes high quality Sandisk USB stick. (ShoeBox 1000/600 packages are charged as 1000 images, 600 ppi scanned @ 29c each = $290.00).

    • for lots of over 1000 images, professional 600 ppi resolution photo scanning for just 29c per image. (ShoeBox 1001/600 service)

    600 ppi scanning means you could re-print at the minimum 2x your original photo size (at regular 300 dpi photo print resolution), and also be assured of high enough resolution for almost any screen-use situation (eg: viewing on TV/computer screens/iPad etc).

    • Optional upgrade to 600Plus - Enjoy Kodak's "Perfect Touch" automatic colour correction for an extra 7c per photo.

    • Optional upgrade to 600Double - We'll scan the reverse side of your photos as well, for an extra 7c per photo.


    ShoeBox 1200 ppi packages.

    • for lots of up to 500 images, professional 1200 ppi resolution photo scanning for as low as 49c per image. Price includes high quality Sandisk USB stick. (ShoeBox 500/1200 packages are charged as 500 images, 1200 ppi scanned @ 49c each = $245.00).

    • for lots of up to 1000 images, professional 1200 ppi resolution photo scanning for as low as 39c per image. Price includes high quality Sandisk USB stick. (ShoeBox 1000/1200 packages are charged as 1000 images, 1200 ppi scanned @ 39c each = $390.00).

    • for lots of over 1000 images, professional 1200 ppi resolution photo scanning for just 39c per image. (ShoeBox 1001/1200 service)

    1200 ppi scanning means you could re-print at the minimum 4x your original photo size (at regular 300 dpi photo print resolution), and also be assured of high enough resolution for any screen-use situation (eg: viewing on TV/computer screens/iPad etc).

    • Optional upgrade to 1200Plus - Enjoy Kodak's "Perfect Touch" automatic colour correction for an extra 9c per photo.

    • Optional upgrade to 1200Double * - We'll scan the reverse side of your photos as well, for an extra 9c per photo.



    *Double-sided photo scanning cannot be offered on a photo-by-photo basis. We can offer Double-sided scanning project-wide, or you can choose this upgrade for particular "groupings" of photos only. The back of each photo will display on your USB as the next image in sequence.

  • Are there any photos that are unsuitable for the ShoeBox Scan process?

    The ShoeBox Scan service is for Loose Photos Only, that is, photos supplied loose in one box or bag. Photos you may have in cardboard mounts, frames or albums would need to be removed and supplied loose. Or we may be able to scan these for you under another of our scanning service offerings.

    For our ShoeBox Scan service, we utilise highest quality feed-type photo scanners - the Kodak PS80.

    Not all loose photos are suitable to safely feed into a scanner. To qualify for the ShoeBox Scan rate, your photos must be:

    • between wallet sized (at least 3 inches/75mm on one side) and A4

    • in good, clean, flat & flexible condition.

    • not curled up, cracking, torn, or crumbling

    • not dirty or sticky,

    • free of sticky tape, staples, paperclips, blu-tac, post-it notes etc.

    Other “unsuitable” photo types include:

    • newspaper print

    • odd shaped cut-out photos

    • some laminated photos

    • some ink-jet printed photos

    • some very high-gloss crinkle finish photos

    • some cheap Fuji print papers

    If you have any photos that you suspect are unsuitable, you can still include them. We’d love it if you could group these separately and label them “unsuitable”, and we’ll flat-bed scan them for you.

    Even if you don't know what might be in your box there's still no need to worry. At the time of ordering you can simply instruct us with your choice to have us to either flat-bed scan, or leave unscanned, any unsuitables we might come across.

  • What if some of my photos don’t match the above conditions?

    Prints that do not meet the above criteria (unsuitable prints) will need to be individually flat-bed scanned at the applicable individual flat-bed scanning rates. Or you can opt to have us leave them aside unscanned.

    When you drop your job in to us you will be asked regarding "unsuitables" we may find, that either:

    A) We leave unsuitable photos unscanned, or

    B) You can pre-approve us to flat-bed scan up to 20 images at applicable rates (under A4 size @ $1.35 ea, under A3 size @ $1.95 ea). If there are more than 20 images we will stop at that point & SMS you for further instructions.

  • What other upgrades do you offer?


    Rush Service (subject to workload):

    Standard turnaround for the ShoeBox Scan service is usually around 3 weeks, but if you need it sooner than that let us know. Depending on our workload we may be able to accommodate you. For a Rush Service (turnaround in 7 days or less) add 33%.

    Upgrade The Scanning Resolution of Small Photos Only.

    This can be applied so you end up with a higher resolution scan of just your smallest photos, as long as you pre-sort them into these specific groupings ahead of time. Simply seperate your smaller photos into a group & let us know at the time of your order.

    Upgrade to 1200 ppi scanning resolution (printable at least 4x enlarged from original photo sized):

    • Upgrade 1200Smalls - from 300 ppi packages: add 25c per image.

    • Upgrade 1200Smalls - from 600 ppi packages: add 15c per image.

  • Can I group photos?

    The ShoeBox Scan service is for Loose Photos Only, that is, photos supplied loose in one box or bag. We can only keep the price this low if photos are supplied loose. But for various reasons you may wish to supply photos in bundles, bags or envelopes (we call these groupings).

    Where the scanned images are required to be sorted and supplied in separate folders on the USB to match these groupings, and/or where the original photos are to be returned to their supplied packets/bags/groupings after scanning, these "groupings" will be charged at $1.00 per group/folder.

  • Can you scan strictly in order?

    Due to the methodology we have developed in order for us to be able to scan your photos as accurately yet inexpensively as possible, we cannot guarantee to scan photos in any strict order with the Shoebox Scan service. But we are happy to do what we can to scan “roughly in order”.

    Sometimes people kinda get around this by grouping their photos. If any are then scanned our of order, it's that smaller quantity within a group, not the whole job that is affected.

    We can scan strictly in order with other of our services, so please contact us if this is important to you.

  • What if I have less than 500 photos?

    That’s ok. You’re still welcome to send those in, but ShoeBox packages have a set prices for lots of up to 500 & 1000. If you have much less you could get together with some family, and get up near or even over the 500 mark. If that doesn’t suit you, then of course we do offer scanning services for smaller quantities.

  • What if I have more than 500 photos?

    That’s fine too. You don’t have to have exactly 500 photos, or even multiples of 500. If you have over 500 photos the machine will count what you have & we will issue an invoice for the exact quantity. If you end up with between 750 and 1000 photos we will charge as 1000, as this would work out cheaper for you.

So why wait? Join the thousands of Aussie families digitally preserving their precious memories today with RetroMedia


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Get Your Media To Us

Gather up & sort your media - as much or as little as you like - then drop it over or ship it to us.

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We Digitise & Preserve

RetroMedia will professionally convert your images to future-proof digital formats.

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Experience the excitement of enjoying and sharing your memories anywhere, any time you like!

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