A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words. Digitizing that picture is worth a thousand more.
Preserve precious family photos that can be passed down for years to come! Digitize prints, slides, and negatives with options for flash drives and digital downloads.
Your old photos won't last forever
Photos, slides, and negatives will breakdown over time causing images to fade and quality to deteriorate. These formats are also vulnerable to damage from the elements.
All this digital converting is done in Richmond VA, we have an efficient team of people that focuses on your videos, so the quality is the best. Your video tapes are individually handled with care to ensure the best quality.
Quick Turnaround & Quality Transfer
Depending on the number of photos that you provide for digitizing, the turnaround time will vary and could take 2-6 weeks or sooner. Once we receive your photos, they will be inspected and examined to determine the best method to digitize them. We can't make your old photos look brand new but we will do our best to preserve the quality that is there.
Estimate Photo Transfer
Use the form below to get a quick photo estimate. Prices may vary.
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After your films have been digitized, we need to place them on a data storage device for you to use.
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We digitize three of the most commonly used photo formats.
1800's ~ Present
The first record of some form of a photograph being created was in 1827, but it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that roll film developments made it possible for taking natural color and black-and-white photographs to become available to the public. This evolved dramatically in the 1990’s when computer-based electronic digital cameras were invented, revolutionizing the world of photography.
1935 ~ 2000's
35mm slides are commonly association with slideshow carousels. This involved loading up the carousel with slides before cycling through them. The end result was quality family time and a merry-go-round of treasured memories. Nowadays, most people are unable to relive these memories unless they happen to have a working slide projector.
1800's ~ Present
Negative photography was first created in 1826 by French scientist, Nicephore Niepce. Did you know that the negative film strips that you got back with your developed printed photos actually have much more detail and contrast than the printed version? While digital photography has become the norm in society today, negative photography is still used by many professional photographers today.
*We DO NOT work with undeveloped film, make sure that any negatives you give us have already been developed.
Digital File Formats
After your photos have been digitized, we can save it into a common digital format of your choosing.
Joint Photographic Experts Groups (JPEG) is a “lossy” format meaning that the image is compressed to make a smaller file. JPEG is a popular format for digital cameras - making it ideal for web use and non-professional prints.
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) files are a lossless image format originally designed to improve upon and replace the GIF format. PNG files are able to handle up to 16 million colors, unlike the 256 colors supported by GIF
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) are lossless images files meaning that they do not need to compress or lose any image quality or information, allowing for very high-quality images but also larger file sizes.
Plus dozens of other digital formats - professional and consumer.
Do you require something a little more than just photo and slide scans? We offer many additional photo editing services to help with restoring or improving your photos.
With our photo restoration service we are able to make the digitized versions of your damaged photographs like new! We are able to repair most (but not all) rips, tears, cracks, fold marks, ink/pencil marks, stains, missing pieces, water damage, and photos stuck to glass. This add-on service can significantly increase the time it takes to finish the digitizing process.
On photographs, noise is what we call the little speckles that you can see on prints, slides, and negatives. With our noise reduction process we are able to remove up to 95% of the little speckles on your digitized photos. This process does increase the conversion time of each photo, which is why it is categorized as an add-on service and is an additional charge.
Dust & Scratch Removal
Defects such as dust spots and scratches can be present on photos, especially when scanning prints, slides, or negatives. This is almost always present on slides and negatives, regardless of their age, because of plastic sleeves and the development process. We are able to fix this on your digitized photos. This is an add-on service due to the additional process time.
Sometimes as a photograph ages, the colors can fade and turn different shades. It also could have had odd coloring when it was originally taken. This is where color correction comes into play. We are able to lighten the digitized photo’s exposure as seen in the above image. This is a labor intensive process, which is why it is categorized as an add-on service.
Why we are better.
We are a unique business and we can focus more attention and quality to your memories than 'big box' transfer companies.
Safe & Secure
All media is processed in-house in Richmond, VA. We take extra care in handling your media.
30+ Years of Experience
We are media production experts and been converting media into different formats for 30+ years.
We Are Local
Don't worry about your media being sent to another state. We are located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia.
Handle with Care
We carefully handle your media as if it were our own. We return all original media back to you for safe keeping.
Testimonials & Reviews
We've helped many families and businesses throughout Virginia and the country.