photo memories to digital
Operated by DLF Music Transfer, LLC.
All work is done in the U.S. in our Lebanon, OH studio
Do I have to remove my slides from their carousels (trays, boxes, sleeves, etc.)
No. We will work from your carousels, boxes, trays etc. We will scan your slides in the order they are organized in your trays and will put them back exactly the way you gave them to us.
Do I have to remove my prints from their albums?
No. We will work from your albums. We will scan your prints in the order they are organized in your album and will attempt to put them back exactly the way you gave them to us.
I have the old "magnetic" photo albums that were adhesive covered with plastic. How do I get my prints out of them without damage?
Simply put, DON"T! You risk tearing your photos or cracking the emulsion when you attempt to remove them from this type of album. We can scan your prints with very good results without removing them from the albums.
Some of my old color photos have turned red or the color has faded badly. Can you bring them back?
Yes. We may not get them back to their original brilliance, but we will achieve a very good result - even with old Polaroids.
How will my digital image files be labeled?
If you bring us prints in labeled sets (i.e. labeled albums, labeled slide trays or carousels, labeled boxes, labeled bags, envelopes, etc) you will find on your .jpg disc a folder bearing for each album, tray, carousel, box, bag, or envelope labeled exactly the way you labeled your bags, boxes, albums, etc. In each folder will be the .jpg files of the photos in the corresponding bag, box, album etc. Each .jpg image file is labeled consecutively with the name of the folder followed by a three digit number (i.e. Grand Canyon 1972 - 001.jpg).
How long will my project take?
We make every effort to turn your project around in 2 weeks or less. Sometimes, though, we may ask for extra time if your order is extremely large or if we have a large queue of work ahead of you. If we perceive we will not be able to keep to our two week turn around time, we will notify you immediately upon receipt of your order and let you know the time frame needed to complete the work. We work diligently to meet all deadlines to which we have committed and time frames we have quoted.
Do you offer discounts for quantity?
Yes. If you have more than 1000 prints or slides, we offer a 20% discount on scanning services.
Can I play my DVD on TV with any DVD player?
We cannot promise that your DVD will play in every DVD player ever made. We use a DVD/R which is recognized by almost all DVD players manufactured in the past decade, however, some older DVD players may have a problem reading DVD/R discs.
I want a DVD for a special occasion. Can I choose the music and personalize my slideshow?
Of course. We're happy to work with you to produce the end result you imagine.
How do I know what resolution/dpi I should choose?
Resolution is an important consideration. Because of that, we have devoted an entire page to explaining it in a way that will, hopefully, help you choose the best option for your needs. Understanding Resolution DPI
How do I decide between a CD or a Data DVD for my digital image files?
There are advantages to both media. The primary advantage of the CD is that almost every computer has a cd drive. The primary advantage of the data DVD is capacity. A data DVD holds approximately seven times more data than a cd. For more on this subject, you may want to read our web page. CD and Data DVD Storage Capacity
What is the difference between a .jpg and a .tif (.tiff)?
While both .jpgs and .tifs are digital image file formats, they are very different. A .jpg is a compressed image and is a much smaller file than a .tif which is an lossless (uncompressed) image. Jpg files can easily be e-mailed, printed, used on the web etc. Tiff files, because of their size, may not be suitable for some of those applications. For more on these image files, see our web page. JPG vs TIFF Formats
Page Revised January 16, 2013
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