We all love to look back on fond memories with photographs. Whether they’re decades old or taken recently with an app like SnapChat, photographs allow us to relive our past with ease. But if a photo is fading, damaged, or lost, those memories can easily follow fade, too. That’s why it’s so important to make the transition from photographic print to a photo digitizing service.
We can help you preserve both your images and memories by performing both photo restoration and photo digitization. Even if your photos are so old they only exist on slides, our slide to digital services can give your pictures a makeover for the modern age. This ensures your recollections will feel fresh and new forever. But if you’re still unsure about what digital photo services actually do, we’ve put together a few frequently asked questions to help you understand.
- What is digitizing?
Photo digitization is the process wherein a physical photograph is converted to a digital version. Once it’s converted, we can then restore your image. Even better, our custom technology actually scans, restores, and digitizes your photos and slides simultaneously.
- What can be fixed with photo restoration?
We can fix photos that are torn, bent, damaged, faded, smoke damaged, or aged. We can also fix blurry photos or remove backgrounds. Even if photos are badly damaged by sun, water, or mold, we’ll most likely be able to restore them until they look just as good — or even better — than the original images.
- Will the process alter my original photo?
No changes will be made to your original image whatsoever. With photo digitizing services, all restoration is done by computer. Nothing is done directly to your original photo and your albums will be returned to you in the same condition they were brought to us.
- Can you digitize slides?
We sure can. We offer 35mm slide scanning services as well as 5mm slide scanning services. Actually, slides and negatives are often better to work with because the quality is usually sharper than that of a printed photograph.
- How will I access my new digitized photos?
You will be given a digital copy of your photo albums on a DVD. Although making the switch from a physical copy to a digital copy might be a bit of an adjustment, you won’t have to search through a bunch of old boxes to find the photos you’re looking for. If you’re one of the 44% of surveyed parents who say they sometimes have trouble locating photos of their kids, then making the switch to digitized photos will make it so much easier to find that perfect photo. You can also easily travel with your photos or access them from virtually anywhere. It’s a great way to share your memories with family and keep your photos safe.
- How do I protect my other photos from damage?
The best way to preserve your photographs is to use a photo digitizing service. But if you’re not ready to convert all of your photos to digital quite yet, you can prolong the life of your photographs by keeping them in acid-free boxes and envelopes. Keep photos away from sunlight and humidity and do not store them in basements, garages, or attics.
If you’re interested in learning more about our photo restoration and photo digitizing services, please contact us today! We’ll make your images and memories vibrant and like-new again.