San Francisco Public Library


Photographs and visual materials are scanned as TIFF files.


Scan Fees
Type Fee
Existing scan 300 dpi TIFF (in online database) $15.00
New scan 300 dpi TIFF(not yet digitized) $20.00
New scan 600 dpi TIFF $35.00
New scan 1200 dpi TIFF $50.00
New scan 4000 ppi TIFF slides, negatives & glass plates $35.00
Method Cost
CD charge $1.00
Shipping $3.00

To place an order, please email, call the San Francisco History Center Photo Desk: 415-557-4567, or visit during the open hours of the Photo Desk.

All images included herein are intended for personal use only. Any reproduction, redistribution, publication, exhibit, or other use, by any means, without prior written permission is prohibited. To reproduce or use the photographs, please complete the appropriate form(s) and submit them to the San Francisco History Center for permission.

For commercial and non-profit use of the images for use in books, journals, magazines/newspapers, documentaries, exhibitions, Internet, and all other uses, please see Permissions.