How to Guide on Photos, Slides, Negatives & Movie Tapes Scanning

How To's

How to Digitize VHS Tapes

If you have been thinking of converting your stack of VHS tapes to digital formats, there are good reasons not to delay the project. Video tapes were not designed to last forever. The longer you wait, the more likely that they will get degraded and you will lose all the precious footage in them - from weddings, reunions, or just daily life moments. (more…)

How to Scan Slides and Negatives

When it comes to digitization, photographic film - mostly negatives and slides - is a different animal. But if scanned and processed the right way, it can yield much better images than prints. We all have archives of negatives that we can't afford to neglect. If you are looking to digitize your stash of film, be prepared for some challenges along the way. But whether you do it yourself or with professional help, this is a worthwhile and rewarding project for the photographer and family archivist. (more…)

How to Create Striking Photo Displays in Your Home

One drawback of digital photos is that we often forget we have them. Which means you could be missing out on a chance to showcase and relive many of your favorite memories. If you have spent time digitizing your collection of old photos, it would be a shame to not do anything with them. Now is a good time to rescue your photos from digital oblivion and place them in eye-catching displays around your home. An eclectic set of frames is still a time-tested method of making your images stand out. But with all the new age photo solutions out there, why not experiment with other cool and creative ways to showcase your prints? (more…)

How to Transform Digitized Pictures into Unique Photo Gifts

If you have long been wanting to digitize old photos stuck in boxes and albums, consider roping in a professional photo scanning service to get the job done. It will save you a lot of time and effort, not to mention the cost of equipment to do it at home. Also, if you have more than just prints in your collection, getting it professionally scanned is a great choice. For example, if you have several boxes of slides, a slide scanning service can help you easily retrieve the memories in them. Unlike with photos, scanning slides to digital formats at home is not an easy or straightforward task. (more…)

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