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More Slide Scanning, the Priceless Photo Preservation Way

March 27, 2013

It’s been a while since we discussed this topic. But we think it’s worth re-exploring.

If you want your slides digitized and preserved right, come to Priceless Photo Preservation at 122 South Main St., Suite 110 C in downtown Ann Arbor.

Our special scanners do an extraordinary job of capturing all the details and rich colors of your family’s long history.

Not only do we scan slides at up to 2400 DPI (a resolution easily good enough for, say, a large poster you could frame), but we will color-correct them, remove dust and other imperfections and embed information such as date stamps and captions so that they are forever linked to the image.

Because we are protective of our clients’ privacy, we haven’t posted many examples of our scanning work.

Until now.

The folks at the Ann Arbor Kiwanis Thrift Sale, which takes place every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon at 1st and Washington, gave us some slides to scan that had been anonymously donated a while ago. What’s more, these “found” images are some if the best kind of slides that benefit from digitization: Red framed Kodachrome slides from 1952-1955, when Kodak’s slide-developing techniques – arguably – were at their peak.

We have posted a few examples below so you can get an idea of how the process of digitization can make pictures taken 60 years ago seem as if they were snapped yesterday. What’s also clear is how much detail our scanners capture. For example, in the Christmas picture, you can see that one of the gifts under the tree is a 1953 Jackie Gleason album (his debut) called For Lovers Only.

We also have embedded a slide show to display all of the nearly two dozen slides we scanned.




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