Digital solutions for precious objects

We have established imaging and archiving standards which lead the way in this expanding field, and have done image capture and archiving for museums, libraries, universities, collections and corporations nationwide.

We specialize in BetterLight large format digital technology, enabling us to capture your original with flawless accuracy and precision, whether your originals are paintings, photographs, rare or brittle books, maps, engravings, lithographs, daguerreotypes, manuscripts, sculptures, etc.

If you present a challenge we’ve not yet encountered, we will customize a solution for you.

Here are the options we shape
to best fit your needs:


  1. Set up and scan at or near your institution using Boston Photo equipment and staff.
  2. Set up and scan at your institution using your equipment.
  3. Consult with you on equipment needed and thoroughly train your staff to scan your project.
  4. Scan your project at our Boston Studio.

Why outsource your scanning?

  1. Capital investment is usually greater than the cost of services.
  2. Equipment is quickly outdated and must be replaced.
  3. Technicians performing the scanning require extensive training and highly qualified supervision.
  4. Turning your institution into a production company is a complicated task that requires significant investments of resources and time.

Special media handling



b&w negatives

color negatives

slide film

35mm film

120 film

4x5 film

historic prints

modern prints

digital files

daguerreotypes

calotypes

ambrotypes

cyanotypes

tintypes

albumen prints

C-41 prints

RA-4 prints

2D artworks

collage

digital art

sketches

drawings

paintings

calligraphy

collections

manuscripts

maps

broadsides

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