Photo, Slide and Film Scanner
A photo scanner is a device that scans media and creates a high quality digital file. Our Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner can scan a variety of physical media formats to digital files.
Using the Photo Scanner
You can scan:
- 35mm strip film
- 35mm slides
- 6cm x 22cm format transparencies
- Other flat documents up to A4
We also have Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo software available in our creative space to correct colour, edit imperfections and restore images.
Tūranga, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Tūranga has two Epson Perfection V600 scanners. You can use the scanner if it is available or make a booking by phoning the Fingertip Library, +64-3-941-7923. Sessions are booked for two hours.
Auahatanga - Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Drop into a free Creative Time session on Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am to find out more.
Oct 4th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Oct 11th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Oct 18th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Can't make it to a Creative Session or require expert guidance to kickstart your journey?
No problem! "Book a Creative" session with one of our Creative Specialists, who will provide you with valuable support and insights.
Model: Epson Perfection V600 Photo
Type: Flatbed A4 colour image scanner
Optical Resolution: 6400dpi x 9600dpi
Document Size: A4 maximum
Output Resolution: 50 – 6400 (1dpi step), 9600, 12800dpi
A4 maximum scan area
Scan time and file size varies depending on quality selected
Indrani Bedi has scanned over 1500 slides and negatives using the Photo Scanner on Tūranga, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Indrani came to the Creative Time sessions at Tūranga with thousands of photos and slides dating back more than 50 years and learned how to use the technology to digitize her precious memories. With help from library staff, Indrani gained the confidence to use the technology on her own and has become a familiar and friendly face at the central library.
Hear from more people who who have made things happen with Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi in Ngā Kōrero Auaha – Creative Stories
2023 Christchurch Photo Hunt - 1 to 31 October 2023
If you have been using scanners to digitise your photos, you might like to enter them into our annual Photo Hunt and win Riverside Market vouchers!
Each year Christchurch City Libraries runs the Photo Hunt to gather photographs from across the community, along with the unique stories of their creators. Photo Hunt 2023's theme is Our Stories of Living and Learning. It runs from Sunday 1 October to Tuesday 31 October. Share your photographs and highlight the key moments in our city's history.
Here is how you can contribute your images to the Photo Hunt:
- Upload your photos to discoverywall.nz;
- Submit your photos through our online entry form.
You can also come along to a Digitise Your Photos event at selected libraries during October.
Please note that bound, framed or mounted photos are unable to be scanned at the Digitise Your Photos events. This is because the scanner feeds through photos rather than being flatbed as with some other scanners. If you would like to contribute any of these types of photos please contact us directly at email@example.com.