Moments, memories, and celebrations are a huge part of what makes life so unique and special. When we have a memory that we want to keep forever, many of us turn to our cameras and capture that moment. These captures allow us to revisit times that were special and enable us to share those special moments with the future. This is why digital libraries are so important. Not only does it add a level of ease to maintaining a memory, but you run far less risk of losing traditional pictures due to age, environmental elements, and mishaps. Here at Keepsake Solutions we know that every memory is precious, and some moments deserve to be immortalized. That’s why we offer our services converting film negatives to digital libraries. Below, we’ll go into even more detail about why this process is so important.
Turning a Negative Into a Positive: Film Development
To fully appreciate why negatives are vital to the process of maintaining your captured moments, it’s important to understand the process of how they come to be. When you use a camera, you’re essentially directing light onto the film within the camera. This light interacts with the chemicals within the film itself. Once the film has been exposed to light, it can be treated with developing chemicals to create the brown strips negatives that we’re all familiar with.
These negatives can then be used to create your printed pictures. Although you may be concerned by the fact that all the colors within these brown strips seem completely opposite of what the picture should show, don’t worry. They’re called negatives for a reason! These exact opposites will become the beautiful pictures you captured once they’re projected through an enlarger, and then printed onto photo paper. The enlarger works by shining light through the negatives themselves, which flips the colors into their proper hues and showcases the picture that was taken.
Digitizing Negatives Is Such a Positive Thing
Now that you understand the process of film processing a bit more, you may see why digitizing negatives are so vital to maintaining these captured moments in time. Since the negatives are the true original of the printed image, you can use the negative to make copies of the images, create a digital library to keep them safe and easily stored, or even blow them up to make them larger, whether for framing, projects, or gifts.
Our Keepsake Solutions team is highly skilled at handling these extremely fragile film negatives. We understand that the smallest and seemingly inconsequential thing, such as a fingerprint or too much light, can damage these images beyond repair. With this knowledge we have the ability and honor of turning all of your film negatives into a digital library that you can easily access and keep safely stored, should you choose to do so. With this service we offer peace of mind, and the opportunity to share your memories with future generations.
Keepsake Solutions is a Columbus, Ohio based memory preservation service with over 15 years of experience. We use cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that your memories are preserved, and that no precious moments are left in the past.
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