Scanning Film Negatives to Digital. Serving DC, Maryland and Virginia
35mm slide shows were one of the most popular ways to enjoy pictures in the 1960’s and 1970’s. You probably have some of those classic Kodak slide trays that held 80 or 140 slides. If you have a projector that works, you’ll have a lot of fun viewing your slide the old fashioned way. If you don’t have access to a projector or if you want to share and enjoy your slides on today’s digital devices, bring or mail your slides to Photo-60. We will transfer your slides to DVD. We can even make custom slideshows. We have been scanning slides to DVD since 1999. Scanning slides to DVD is a great way to preserve your precious memories from fading.
The good news is that those classic slide trays double as great storage devices for slides (assuming you don’t have your trays in your attic or garage). The not so good news is that not all slides age well. The type of slide film used, the quality of the processing and the environment the slides have been stored in all influence the stability of the images. Kodachrome slides tend to be the most stable if they have been stored in a dark, cool, dry place. Ektachrome slides (E4 or E6) are either reasonably stable or horribly faded based on the factors mentioned above. Either way, the best option you have for preserving your slides, prints and negatives is to make digital copies of them now (scanning slides to DVD). Photo-60 is your memory preservation experts. We’re in it for the memories!
Negatives to Digital Service
If you are an organized person who saved your negatives along with your prints, there is no question you’ll get better digital files from your negatives than from your prints. Negatives and slides should be considered the originals of your images. Or, to paraphrase Ansel Adams, your negatives are the scores for your symphony (symphony = print). Scanning negatives to DVD will also capture more detail then scanning the print. Scanning negatives to dvd will give you the detail from highlights and shadow areas that you can't get from scanning a print.
Our SUPER resolution scans from 35mm negatives and slides will deliver a jpeg file whose size is around 18 megabytes when open. These scans are made on our Noritsu commercial class scanning device and they are color and contrast corrected by the technician operating the scanner. The digital files we return to you are perfect for sharing your pictures digitally, making new prints, for inclusion in video and presentation projects and as digital backups. The SUPER resolution option is also best when you intend to produce large prints (16×20) and above from your scans. Majority of our customers scanning negatives to DVD choose the SUPER resolution.
Chose the Extreme Resolution for scanning negatives to DVD for maximum detail at prints sizes 24x36 and above! The opened file size will be 48 megabytes. Keep in mind this takes three times longer that our super-resolution scans. For archiving images we suggest the 18 megabyte file size.
As in any photographic process, the digital files from our scans will only be as good as your original.
The Photo-60 Difference
• Top of the Line Commercial Class Scanners
• All Images Monitored by a Trained Professional
• All Images Adjusted for Brightness and Contrast
• All Images Adjusted for Shadows and Highlights
• All Images Rotated
• 24 Hour Turn-around Available
• Ship or Drop-off Order at our Retail Location. Just 20 Miles South of Washington D.C.
35mm Slide / Negative Scans to DVD or CD
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120/220 Slide / Film to CD or DVD (6.4x5 to 6x9)
2 - 100
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