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Scanning (film, photos, slides)

We offer scanning of:

  • photos (up to 8.5″x11″) (one-sided and two-sided)
  • 35mm films (35mm color and black&white, but not E-6)
  • 35mm slides (color and black&white)
  • Instax and Polaroid photos

We don’t scan:

  • books
  • blueprints
  • documents
  • artwork
  • photos that can’t be detached from their frames
  • anything larger than 8.5″x11″

Price and turnaround time depends on the quantity of materials, urgency of work and quality (resolution) of the scanning.

The digital copies we will send you by email/WeTransfer, upload to Google Drive or copy to your or our USB drive.

Our fast scanner allows to scan large volume of photos (~500) with high resolution (300 or 600 DPI) in just 24 hours, while preserving the high quality of images, that a flatbed scanner gives.

If colors on the photos are not natural, we are able to do color correction and adjustment of white balance to make them look close to natural.

Scanning photos that require taking them out of photo album takes 3x-5x more time, then scanning loose photos.

To get an estimate, feel free to send us and email or give us a call (718) 875-1776 or simply bring the materials for scanning to the store.

Thank you!

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CD & DVD copying (duplication) service

CD and DVD duplication service in Brooklyn NY NYC

Photoreal is a place in Brooklyn NY which makes copies of CDs and DVDs (unless they are copy-protected).

We are able to make a copy of:

  • data CD / DVD
  • photo CD / DVD
  • MP3 CD / DVD
  • AudioCD / AudioDVD
  • VideoCD / VideoDVD

We are NOT able to make a copy of the CD/DVD which:

  • is copy-protected
  • has too many scratches

We don’t restore CDs/DVDs.

Price is the following:

Service typePriceTime to do the work
Copy CD to CD$5 + tax per CD10 mins or less per CD
Copy DVD to DVD$8 + tax per DVD20 mins or less per DVD

You’ll get copies in a paper sleeve bundled together with original CD/DVD by a rubber band.

Thank you!

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Converting video & audio cassette tapes and films into digital format (DVD/USB, MP4/MP3)

At Photoreal we offer conversion (digitalization) of popular video and audio cassette tapes and films on a reel into digital format: DVD disk or AudioCD or USB flash drive (in MP4/MOV/AVI/WMV or MP3/OGG format). Majority of the tapes are converted on our premises in Brooklyn, NY. Only films on the reel are outsourced to another company in NYC.

Please be advised, that:

  • if the tape is older than 25 years or if it has been stored in other than “cool and dry place” for a long time, than the quality of the audio and video on your tape / film will be bad in majority of the cases and it will be bad after we convert it to digital format;
  • we are not able to improve the quality of the audio and video, we convert “as is”.

We only convert audio and video cassette tapes and films on a reel from analog to digital format.

Tape and cassette digitizing (conversion to digital): VHS, VHS-c, VHS-compact, Hi8, Video8, miniDV, Super 8, Standard 8 film on a reel convert (digitize) to a DVD disk, USB stick or USB thumb drive, hard disk drive (HDD)
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Fax services

Photoreal is the place with fax machine in Brooklyn NY where you can send and receive fax.

For receiving fax our machine is always on, you can pick up the received fax during store hours.

Sending documents and other papers up to 8.5″x11″ by fax is available only during store hours.

Local fax (within United States) is $1 per page,

International fax is $5 for the 1st page and $3 for all other pages.

If you have 20 or more pages, we’ll give you a discount.

You will not be charged unless your fax goes through.

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Film developing and scanning into CD/USB/email (35mm and 120mm films)

Types of film we develop

35mm and 120mm film developing in Brooklyn NY 11201

We develop (process) these types of film:

  • color films (C-41) (35mm and 120mm)
  • black & white films (35mm and 120mm)
  • disposable cameras (color and black & white)
  • APS films

We don’t develop (don’t process):

  • E-6 (slide) films
  • 110mm films
  • 220mm films
  • other film types
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Digital photos printing

We print photos from phones, tablets, emails, Google drive / Dropbox / Google Photos links, WeTransfer links, WeSendIt links.

Prints are ready next business day in the morning.
Same day printing is not available! Sorry about that!

We use Fuji archival photo paper with matte and glossy finish. It is thick, durable and after printing colors stay for decades.

What you can print

You can print these types of files: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF and HEIC.

Maximum print size: 8″x12″.

We don’t print photos with white borders.

We also don’t print photos from weddings, because they are usually altered by photogrgapher and don’t come out good from our printer.

Available print sizes:

  • 2.5″x3.5″ (wallet size)
  • 3.5″x5″
  • 4″x6″ (most common)
  • 5″x7″
  • 6″x8″
  • 8″x10″
  • 8″x12″
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Photos for ID

photo for ID in Brooklyn NY
© Eddie Holly

Get photos for these types of ID in 5 minutes:

  • Court ID for SecurePass
  • gun permit,
  • reduced fare MetroCard,
  • driver’s license,
  • international driver’s license
  • “green card” (permanent resident card)
  • “green card” lottery (DV lottery)
  • student or teacher ID


  • 2 photos for $14
  • 4 photos for $25

P.S.: We don’t make IDs! We only make photos for IDs.

Thank you!

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Passport, visa and ID photos for any country

passport and visa photos for any country in Brooklyn NY - PhotorealFrom 8AM until 3PM we take photos for passport, visa, driver’s license and other kinds of IDs for all countries (US, Canada, UK, Schengen zone, Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and others) of people of all ages (newborn, infant, child, teenager, adult, senior).

We are also able to send you a digital copy of the photo by email or save it to your USB drive or memory card. Price for digital photo is specified below.

We are able to take a photo even if you are on a wheelchair.

We don’t take passport photos for Canada for children less than 2 years old.

We also take photos for these kinds of ID:

  • Court ID for Secure Pass
  • Reduced fare MetroCard
  • gun / pistol permit
  • driver’s license (including international driver’s license)
  • student / teacher ID for school
  • and others (you name it)

We don’t print passport and visa photos from email, because 99% of the time they don’t meet requirements. We encourage you to take photos at our place. It will take less than 10 minutes and will meet all the requirements.

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