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Digitising Photographic Slides

Despite their virtual obsolescence and being outmanoeuvred in the market by other formats for over 50 years, EachMoment converts tens of thousands of slides to digital and DVD every year. Our customers are always relieved to be able to free up some much-needed space where their stacks of slides would have been collecting dust. If you too have images entombed in your old slides containing your treasured memories, you most likely want to preserve them for many more years to come – and you can by converting slides to digital and DVD.

How we transfer photo slides to digital

Our digitisation process:

  1. First, we need you to send us your photo slides using one of our Memory Boxes. Simply pick the box that’s big enough for you needs and will comfortably fit all your slides – and throw in any other old negatives, pictures or videos if you want too.
  2. Choose your preferred output format. Do you want your images returned to you on a USB, DVD or via an online link (cloud album)?
  3. Your chosen Memory Box will arrive the next day. Safely package up all your media and we’ll arrange collection from your doorstep.
  4. Once at EachMoment HQ, we carefully clean each slide before scanning to achieve the best image clarity. Depending on the film grade, slides are cleaned using up to 98% strength Isopropyl alcohol – lower strength alcohol solutions contain too much water and can leave streaks, spots and stains. To remove the majority of dust and residue, we also lint-free gloves and micro-fibre cloths.
  5. Ultra-high resolution scanners are used to get the best DPI (dots per inch) in the digital recreation. We also have integrated scratch minimisation technology to produce an unspoiled, clear image. Using high-spec digitising equipment will provide you with greater clarity images that can be used to make large prints.
  6. Before we send the digital files on to you, we undertake subtle editing in efforts to provide you with the most authentic version of the image and recover it to the state it was at the time the picture was taken. We achieve this by removing blemishes, correct red-eye, enhance colour etc.
  7. We transfer the finished images to USB, DVD or create a cloud album – whichever you selected at the point of order.
  8. We repackage the photo slides carefully and deliver them back to you together with the digital files.

Why should I digitise my photo slides?

There is no better time to digitise than now. Over time, the photo quality of slides will degrade with many factors contributing towards their deterioration. The quality of the slides’ manufacturing and whether they are stored in dark and dry conditions are just some of these factors. Transferring slides to digital and DVD alleviates all the issues surrounding their preservation, frees up space in your cupboards or the attic and allows you to relive your memories by viewing them on your computer, laptop or mobile.

The best way to convert slides to digital and DVD

Without the right kit, converting slides to digital and DVD yourself can be hugely expensive and often produces unreliable results. Additionally, going through the repetitive process of transferring your slides to digital and DVD, likely one-by-one, is not how you want to spend your free time – our technicians will wholeheartedly vouch for that. Choosing EachMoment to convert your slides to digital and DVD removes all the monotony out of this process, making preventing your images from degrading too easy to pass up. If you have any slides – or any other old formats – that you’d like preserved on DVD and digital which are accessible on your smartphone, TV and computer, we will collect your old photos and tapes from your doorstep, convert them to digital and return them to you in one of our Memory Boxes.

Why wait? Convert your slides to digital now!

Once these steps are complete, your slides are fully converted to digital and DVD, giving your images a new lease of life. It’s now time to relive and share your restored memories. Preserving your precious memories and gifting an EachMoment Memory Box to a friend or family member is an especially touching way to remind those closest to you how much you care about them. Whether it be a birthday, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s or Father’s Day, the memories enclosed in an EachMoment Memory Box always make the most thoughtful gift.

A Brief History of Photo Slides

Slides – or reversal film – were some of the earliest commercially successful photographic films, with some colour photography slides introduced as early as 1907 and receiving widespread demand by the 1930s. Slides and slide projectors revolutionised the way in which people were able to collectively engage in photography and film, enabling large audiences to view images and films together at the same time. Eventually, however, by the nineteen-seventies the market for slides was slowly replaced by colour negative film as the favoured amateur photography format. By 2009, the commercial production of slides had been discontinued almost entirely with the added competition posed by the advent of digital photography.

Kodak Photo Slides scattered in a cardboard box

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