4 35mm Slide Scanning Solutions for Your Old Pictures

slide scannerBest Tips for Digitizing 35mm Slides


In today’s day and age, if you ask a teenager what a PowerPoint slide is, chances are they might be able to tell you. If you ask that same teen to describe a projector slide show, chances are they’ll have no idea what you mean.

 

Yes, gone are the days when people would break out the projector and show friends and family the 35mm slides taken on a recent vacation. But just because those days are gone, doesn’t mean those memories are forgotten. In fact, many families have these old slides stored in boxes in the attic, collecting dust.

 

Well, if you happen to be one of these families, you’re in luck. We’ve pulled together the following slide scanner solutions that will get those old images back in use.


Store your physical slides somewhere safe

 

Just like photos, slides are prone to damage as a result of sunlight, temperature, storage methods, and improper handling. You’ll want to make sure you are storing your antique slides somewhere that is temperature controlled, out of the sun, and in an archival quality container. When handling, your hands should be clean or wear gloves made of a non-scratching fiber.

 

Organize slides in a method that works for you

 

Organization of old slides will help the digitizing and preservation process go much quicker. You can sort and catalog your slides by event, date, or the people or places in them. The key is to select an organization that works for you and your collection, and then go from there.

 

Continue reading

Celebrating our National History

Scan My Photo - Celebrating 25 years of
                 ExcellencePHOTO SCANNING | SLIDE SCANNING | NEGATIVE SCANNING | VIDEO TO DVD | PHOTO RESORATION | E-GIFT CERTIFICATE


The ScanMyPhotos.com Journal:

Celebrating Our History with Presidents’ Day

George Washington PaintingWhat started out as a way to celebrate George Washington’s birthday turned into a holiday where we honor the memory of all U.S. presidents past and present.

For us here at ScanMyPhotos, this is a time to once again remember how precious it is to preserve our Nation’s history. Imagine what we could have learned about George Washington if photography or videos had been around—and carefully preserved—since 1776!

While this is only a pipe dream, we can make sure our current photos and videos stay safe for future generations to enjoy. You can start by transforming your analog photos, videos, and/or slides into digital formats today!

Learn More

A glimpse into the personal life of President Lincoln

A glimpse into the personal life of President Lincoln

A photo of President Lincoln and his son Tad Lincoln; part of a series of photos by Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes.

Have a great vintage shot you’d like to see featured here? Share it with us on Facebook!


Photography Tips
Photography Tip

Vibrant colors add a lot to the photo. Even a little bit of blue sky does wonders as it brings in some elements of natural lighting. If you’re taking a picture of something with bright red in it, the red adds a layer to the photo you won’t get otherwise.

Learn More

 

 

How to use your scanned
                                   photos
How to use your scanned photos

Think outside the frame!

Use your scanned photos to create a unique work of art with these personalized photo canvas prints.

Learn More

ScanMyPhotos.com Testimonial

“It is great to have all my photo’s scanned in of our girls when they were younger. I put all my photos in a photo box and no longer have the bulky photo albums taking up space.”

– Read More


From the ScanMyPhotos.com Blog
Got the Winter Blues? Here are 4 Ways Photography Can Help

Got the Winter Blues

It’s February. The days—while slowly getting longer—are still quite short and we’re all spending far too much time stuck indoors. For those of us who are counting down the days until the sun is shining high in the sky, there’s some hope.

According to this Today article, doing things you enjoy can help pass the time in a positive way.

Learn More

Tips from ScanMyPhotos

6 Must-Read Articles to Help You Keep Photos in Top Shape
6 Must-Read Articles to Help You Keep Photos in Top Shape

Six articles will provide tips, tricks, and services that will help keep photos in top shape.

Learn More
Downsizing The Family
                                           Home
8 Unique Products to Try for Decorating Your Home with Photos

Surround yourself with happy memories using unique products and ways to decorate.

Learn More
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Instagram YouTube Flickr

Continue reading