photo memories to digital
Operated by DLF Music Transfer, LLC.
All work is done in the U.S. in our Lebanon, OH studio
Film for common 35mm cameras comes in long narrow strips of plastic or cellulose acetate coated in an emulsion containing light sensitive silver halide salts bonded in gelatin with variable crystal sizes that determine the sensitivity, contrast, and resolution of the film.
As each image is captured by the camera onto the film strip, the film strip advances so that the next image is projected onto unexposed film. When the film is developed it is a long strip of small negative images. This strip is often cut into sections for easier handling. In larger cameras this piece of film may be as large as a full sheet of paper, or even larger, with a single image captured onto one piece.
Each of these negative images may be referred to as a negative and the entire strip or set of images may be collectively referred to as negatives. These negative images are the master images, from which all other copies will be made, and they should be treated with care and handled with caution.
Because negatives and slides (film) are the original media, scanning negatives or slides often produces a better result than scanning the prints made from the film. Film contains much greater detail than is possible in prints. Film also has much greater dynamic range (contrast) than prints.
When your film was processed and the prints were made, the images were manipulated. Tonal range was lost; some color data was modified; and the total image was cropped. If we scan your prints, we cannot retrieve that lost data.
For these reasons, we strongly recommend scanning your negatives or slides versus scanning the prints made from them. We understand, though, that many people have misplaced their negatives, or the negatives may not be organized or in good condition. If this is the case, you will still be pleased with the results we get from scanning your prints.
Advantix Films: At the heart of the Advanced Photo System, ADVANTiX Films are truly hybrid products. They use breakthrough photographic emulsion and coating technologies to deliver excellent image quality in the smaller film format.
At the same time, magnetics technology enables coating of the entire surface of the film with a transparent magnetic layer. This layer records digital information that links all Advanced Photo System components through information exchange (IX). IX permits communication between you, the camera, the film, and the photofinishing equipment in the lab that processes and prints your film.
ADVANTiX Films come in a unique elliptical film cassette called a Film Safe Cassette. A code number is assigned to each cassette and the film inside. The number enables automatic rematching of the cassette and film in photofinishing operations. The cassette ID number is recorded on each print and on the index print that accompanies the processed film. The negatives are returned in the original film cassette. If you use ADVANTiX film, send us the original film cassette. We will remove your negatives from the cassette and scan them.
Our photographic negative scanning services will provide you with high quality digital files stored on a CD or data DVD. When deciding to convert your photo negatives to digital formats, you will have several decisions to make. It is important that you do a little homework to assure the results meet your needs and to avoid spending more money on the project than is necessary. Below, we will guide you through the steps of your photo to digital project.
We have worked hard to put together pricing options to fit the needs of all our customers.
Though we offer several options to fit your quality and budget needs, we are committed to providing a high quality product on every job we do. In order to meet our own quality standards, we decided to include at no additional charge certain services that we feel are critical to maintain the quality of our product. Below you will find listed the services you can expect to receive regardless of the pricing or scan resolution options you choose.
What You Get
Physical Cleaning of each negative with compressed air
DVD of prints playable in your computer or DVD player
Disc of .jpg image files (TIFF files available with extra charge)
Cropping (Framing only. We do not crop your image)
Correction of color and contrast as needed
Dust and Scratch Reduction
Page Revised January 16, 2013
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