Knowledge is Power!
Stacking pictures and slides on top of each other can cause damaging scratches. The oils from our hands and the effects of time can create chemical reactions that lessen the quality of pictures. Temperature and humidity often leave faded spots in slides, photographs and negatives. Anyone who has lost family pictures will admit there’s nothing worse than losing evidence of your happiest moments. Finding damage to these images can be just as bad.
There are preventative measures you can take to protect these family treasures. Storing pictures and slides in cool, dark, and dry areas can slow the deterioration most images will develop over time. If you handle pictures by their edges and refrain from touching their surface, the oils from your skin will have less of an effect. Storing the photos in high quality, non-acidic albums with very little adhesive plastic will also ease the amount of fading your pictures will get.
But in the end, preventative methods are just that: preventative. They slow the inevitable. For pictures and slides of such importance, every family’s focus should be to preserve, restore, and share these happy memories. It's sad to think of how many people have carousels of slides sitting unused in a closet because they can't be watched anymore.
Companies that offer digital photography services and slide to digital conversion provide the best resolution to these types of concerns. Digital enhancements can be performed before the slide to digital conversion takes place. These enhancements can restore faded spots in slides or photographs and can repair minor scratches to slides. In addition, digital services companies can transfer your slides, pictures, and videos into formats that will last a lifetime. CD’s and DVD’s can withstand much more wear and tear than negatives, pictures, and slides in their original formats. Plus, these disks make it easier to store, copy, and share these memories with one’s friends and family.
Perhaps you have slide images that would look great as pictures? You can have the slide digitally reprinted and can even go one step further by having that new picture put into a photo book. Photo books are customized photo albums that allow you to produce a professional-looking, beautiful,and long lasting photo album using your own pictures. You can let your creative side run free by custom-designing the layout, backgrounds, themes, and cover types of your new album. Digital services companies like Digital Pickle can assist you with this process if you feel the least intimidated by it. They will even provide you with a proof copy of your new photo book so you can review it before the final edition is printed. Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to creating photo books.
If you have unused carousels collecting dust or sitting on top of each other in boxes or in storage, consider having slide to digital conversion done. You'll preserve them for the future and free up some storage space, as well. And, just think of all the fun you can have reliving all those memories!
For more information about slide to digital conversion, or to ask about photo, slide, and negative scanning services, contact Digital Pickle at 1-800-889-0730, visit them online at www.digitalpickle.com, or email them today
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