About Aerial Photography Reproduction

All reproductions made by MIL are delivered in digital format. To request aerial photograph reproductions, fill out an Imagery Request Form.  UC users can find the form here.  Community users should request reproductions through AIRS.

Delivery Options

Digital images will be placed on a CD or FTP site for retrieval.


Scanning is performed by the Library's Digitization Center. Scanning of 1-9 frames will be completed within 5 business days; requests for more than 9 frames will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Imagery is scanned at 600 ppi and is usually delivered as tiffs unless a higher resolution or different file format is requested. We can scan frames 11”x17” or smaller at up to 2400 ppi. If scans of larger format imagery are needed, arrangements may be made with Pacific Western Aerial Surveys. View our resolution examples if you are unsure of the resolution needed.

Photographic Reproductions

Photographic reproductions of images in our collection may be obtained from Pacific Western Aerial Surveys (PWAS).  PWAS’ fees vary depending upon the desired end product. A $10 per frame release fee will be charged.  Please contact PWAS at (805) 963-0382, and they will supply price information for their work.


Many of our air photos have been scanned and are available free to UC users.  MIL will provide scanning of up to 12 additional photos for UC users for free.  For larger projects there may be fees for scanning. Please contact MIL staff for information.  Fees are implemented for users not affiliated with the University of California.  Community members can find pricing information here.

Please see our terms of use page for information about copyright and reproducing items from our collection.