There may be delays in responding to enquiries. The digitisation service is only able to supply items which have already been digitised at present. In exceptional circumstances, where copies are deemed urgent, we will endeavour to provide these as soon as we can. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Stitching of large scale maps and documents
For those who wish to obtain a perfect copy of a large map, document or photograph, FSB can scan and deliver images of items up to 2m x 3m in size. We do this by capturing A1 size areas with a third overlap from the original and seamlessly stitch these digital ‘tiles’ using Photoshop. This method creates images with a large file sizes which are ideal for exhibitions, interior displays and publications.
Many old photographs and negatives are damaged, faded, creased, broken, scratched, torn or covered in dust and dirt. Digitally removing these marks from a scanned image is a challenging and demanding professional task. The amount of time it takes varies tremendously, depending on the size and condition of the original. There is a charge of £40 per hour for retouching digital images. See examples below.