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Our process for digitizing your slides:

STEP #1    (This process included in A, B and C Transfers)

Prepping slides for transfer: Before we transfer your slides, we need to place them in a Kodak or Gepe tray. All slides get turned to a "landscape" position, including your vertical images.

If you provide your slides in trays, we will carefully mark the very edge of the slides with a black marker before turning them into a "landscape" position. This ensures that we can turn them back into their original position as delivered to us.

STEP #2    (This process included in A, B and C Transfers)

The transfer process: Each slide gets individualized attention. In order to achieve the best result, very dark slides usually need more light during their exposure, whereas over-exposed slides usually need less.

The adjustment of the exposure is done manually and takes an expert to achieve the correct result. Just after the image is digitized, the histogram data of the image is checked to make sure the exposure was optimal.

Resulting image from STEP #2:

NOTE: Image still needs horizontal flipping (and vertical turning if it is a vertical image.)

Flipping and turning is NOT included with Transfer Type A.

The resulting image is facing upside down (or side-ways if it is a vertical image!)

This first "Original File" is provided on the CD/DVD and is best used as a source file for any publication work where a graphic artist will do additional corrections and possibly more touch-up work.

STEP #3    (This process only included in B and C Transfers)

Image orientation: All images require vertical flipping in order to present correctly. Vertical images require turning to their correct vertical direction.

STEP #3 is only included in B and C transfers.

If you are computer savvy, you can do this yourself - so might choose Transfer A.

STEP #4    (This process only included in C Transfers!)

Manual color correction. This step is not necessary if your slides are not discolored!


The manual color correction in the C Transfer cannot correct slides with strong saturation loss and/or color shifts.

STEP #5    (This process only included in B and C Transfers)

Generating different image sizes: At last, we generate three different file sizes:

A LARGE file - for printing

Large image with full image resolution

A MEDIUM file - for viewing on your computer

Average computer monitor size is set to 1028 x 780 pixels

(image size is 1014 x 676 pixels)

A SMALL file - for sending via email

507 x 338 pixels

Click here to view image in actual size.

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