photo memories to digital
Operated by DLF Music Transfer, LLC.
All work is done in the U.S. in our Lebanon, OH studio
Slides And Transparencies
In photography, a reversal film is a still, positive image created on a transparent base using photochemical means. This reversal film is commonly known as slides or transparencies. Slides and transparencies can be thought of as the opposite of photographic negatives and prints.
The earliest practical color photography was the Autochrome process. This was an additive 'screenplate' method which produced a color slide, but was fairly dim. Additionally, the color resolution was limited by the fineness of the screen-plate.
The earliest practical method using a 'subtractive' method was the Kodachrome process. Kodachrome was the first commercially successful amateur color film, introduced in 1935 by Eastman Kodak. It produced much brighter color transparencies. It was initially offered in 16 mm format for motion pictures. 35 mm slides and 8 mm home movies followed in 1936. Originally used mainly for news reports, it gradually gained wider popularity. Some amateur photographers were using Kodachrome for family snapshots as early as 1940. Many utilized 35 mm roll film adapters with common 4″×5″ "press cameras." At this time, color print film had many shortcomings. The film was expensive, processing was difficult, and print life was short. Amateurs who could afford slide film and projection equipment used it extensively until about 1970 when color print film began to replace it.
To about 1995, color transparencies were the only photographic medium used for serious publishing. They were widely used for commercial and advertising photography, news reports, sports, stock photography, and nature photography. Digital media have since gradually replaced transparencies in many of these applications. Slides are still commonly used by artists when submitting their works to shows for judging, applying for solo exhibitions, applying to art schools, or for residencies (or the like) due to the perceived lack of color fidelity in digital media.
Many people still have slides at their homes. Since the development of digital media and digital photography, slides and transparencies can now be digitized. By digitizing your slides, your slides will be preserved and organized. You can store thousands of images on a handful of CDs or DVDs organizing them in small binders with reference sheets to help you find specific images easily and quickly. Additionally, these digital files will not deteriorate over time as slides do.
There are many types of slides. We work with all of them, and you will find our pricing below.
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 slide 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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