Long gone are the times when folks were required to invest large amounts of time looking thru large piles of snapshots.
In the digital age, technology now allows us to digitize and store photos easily, and we simply no longer have to spend hours/days going through boxes and boxes of 35mm slides and photo negatives.
If your slides and photos are still boxed in the attic or closet, you may want to convert slides to digital images and keep all of them on the DVDs and distribute them to your close friends and siblings.
Using today’s enhanced technologies, it is possible to convert all of your classic photographs, negatives and slides to digital images fairly quickly. You can do it yourself, or you can find a photo scanning service that can assist you with the slide conversion. As soon as you deliver your genuine negatives/ slides/photos, they’ll scan and deliver them all back to you personally on DVDs.
If you do it yourself, you can convert slides to digital images all by yourself – along with the assistance of a slide scanner.
When using an all-in-one slide and negative scanner, you will be able to backup, scan and print photographs and reports quickly.
The actual transformation of your 35mm slides, images and negatives directly into digital images is termed “film scanning.” If you prized pictures need touch up or repairing, your scanning efforts can help you do this quickly and easily as well.
Converting slides to digital images has several benefits:
- Sorting, labeling and timestamping them is much easier.
- You’ll be able to conveniently store them on DVDs and other digital media. You’ll be able to make backups of the images quickly. Plus, you’ll be able to distribute them on almost any type of picture-sharing web site.
- You can sort and care for your cherished memories for years to come. They’ll be safer too.
- Photo slides, film negatives and pics are subject to scuff marks as time passes. Scanning your images can help you remove the scuff marks, as well as capture the original color – which fades over time.
Showing our treasured memories with our good friends is often thrilling. Not one person wants to part with their special memories.
SUMMARY: When you convert slides to digital, you safeguard the slides and photos from direct exposure and airborne dust. Once you’ve done this, you can rest-assured that your past memories will always be available for generations to come.
If you want to convert slides to convert slides to digital images using a slide scanner such as the Nikon Coolscan 5000, you can learn more by watching any of the videos we’ve included as part of our reviews (see “video” tab for each scanner review).