Photomontage Preparation: Self-Scanning Tips

First choose your photos, second put them in the order you like, and third bring your photos to us and we’ll take it from there! You can be confident your pictures will be handled with the upmost care and will never leave our studio. All the work is done exactly where you drop your photos off. We will spend time asking and answering questions about your project to help ensure you get the priceless memory masterpiece you desire.


Hand Deliver or Scan?

Save money, Scan your photos onto a CD


You can hand deliver your photos or you have the option to scan and save them to a CD, thumb drive, or hard drive. This option will save you money because it saves us the time and labor involved with the scanning process. We’ve included some scanning tips below. 

Self-Scanning Tips

  • Thoroughly wipe the glass surface of your scanner bed.

  • Set your scanner to scan at the normal default setting of 300 DPI.

  • Set the scanned image to be saved in the JPEG file format.

  • Naming or labeling your image files with a number during the scanning process can save you time (If each picture file is numbered, the intended order is clear). Some scanners will do this automatically, others will ask you to provide a name. Number the photos in the order you want them to appear.

  • It helps to have a file on your computer to save the scans to. Make sure you tell your scanner where to send the image files.

  • Several pictures can be placed on your scanner bed at a time. Some scanners will separate the photos automatically. For others, you must set the scanning boundaries after a preview scan, and scan again to save.

  • Save your pictures on a CD or a hard drive. Make sure they are saved on your CD or digital storage device in the order you want them to appear. You may wish to review the order on your computer before burning to CD or bringing us your drive. You can always rename and reorder the files on your computer or drive if you find some out of place.

  • Bring us your CD or drive and we will start your custom photo montage!

If this process is too demanding of your time and technical ability, don’t worry. We are more than happy to scan your photos for you. Or check out more scanning options below. We are available for consultations over the phone and can be reached for project updates and to answer any questions that you have. Just call (805) 377-7333.

More Scanning Options

You can save your scanned images to CD, thumb drive, or external hard drive. 

  • All Kinkos stores now have a photo scan service within the "Sony PictureStation"Machine.

  • Kinkos and most other copy services offer picture scan services where employees will scan your photos for you at an hourly rate.

  • Many photo labs (including WAL Mart) can also scan for you.

  • Or eliminate the extra trip to the photo copy store and let us scan your photos for you!


Our customers are very important to us.


We take pride in our work and product and our customers are very important to us. Each photomontage we create is as unique as the individuals pictured in them. If you want a custom memory masterpiece to celebrate a loved one’s birthday, provide a memorial tribute, commemorate an anniversary, or honor some other special occasion or achievement you’ve found the right place. Contact us today (805) 377-7333.