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Teaching you fun and interesting things to do with your digital images. Whether it's highlighting a new app, or a tutorial on how to edit a photo, we want to help you make the most of your memories.

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Visit our blog every Thursday when we will post a brand new thought or quote! What's the point of our 'Thursday Thought' feature? Because everyone could use a good one every now and then.

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Digital Photo Makeover

Your old film and photos can go through a lot. Whether they are extremely discolored, torn or ripped by a child, involved in a flood or accident, we want to fix it!

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The world's very first photograph! We wouldn't have a business if the photography industry never progressed. It's amazing how far we come, and how advanced we continue to get.

We pride ourselves in our track record since we started business back in 1995. We have always made sure that each and every one of our customers is treated with professionalism along with a personal touch. We're proud to be the most trusted source of slide and negative scanning in North America. We are located beneath the snow-capped peaks of Mount Ben Lomond in Pleasant View, Utah. Pleasant View is 45 miles north of Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. All work is done in house here in Utah. We do not outsource any work out of the country like many other companies do.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Check out this makeover! Looks like this picture has been crumpled- but who wants to throw this memory away when we can fix it for you!

We have dedicated artists who treat your precious photos as their own, and work hard to bring your memories back to life.

Check out more restoration examples here

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Question: What type of editing is going to be done on my digitized images?

Answer: We offer a few different editing options.

Standard Servicing (suggested option) includes:
-Color Correction (automated)
-Fade Correction (automated)
-Image Rotation
-1 Folder per every 50 Images
-All editing included in the Silver Scanning price (starting at just $0.35/slide!)

Premium Servicing includes:
-Full featured professional post scan manual image adjustments by a PhotoShop Expert. (manual color correction, contrast adjustment, minor spot treatment, manual cropping)
-Image Rotation
-1 Folder per every 50 Images
-All editing included in the Gold Scanning price (starting at just $0.69/slide!)
Restoration Editing:
Restores your old pictures. We can fix photos that have been ripped, crumpled, burnt edges, etc. We can also add color to your black and white photos. Price depends on work requested.

Check out some examples on our website here!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Press Release From Larsen Digital Services

Larsen Digital Services Sponsors Weber State University Athletics Department 2011-2014

Salt Lake City, UT, January 25, 2012 --( Sponsorship allows for additional funding for athletic scholarships and archiving sports photos and memorabilia.

Larsen Digital Services – Preserving Your Memories, has become a title sponsor of the Weber State Athletics Department. As part of the partnership, Larsen Digital is the official provider of Weber State University photo and film digital conversion services. Larsen Digital will be assisting WSU in their efforts to digitally archive sport slides, photos, negatives, video, and movie film from 1962 to present.

Weber State University is a member of the Big Sky conference and has a long history of conference championships and several appearances in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This year’s team includes the top scorer in the country; Damian Lillard who is has been named to the John Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was announced Tuesday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPNU’s The Experts sports talk show. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 25 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December, and the beginning of January, are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. Damian has also been named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, which recognizes the top point guard in college basketball.

“At Larsen Digital we know how important it is to keep a record of our history, and a large part of someone’s history is through film, photos and videos. We take great pride that we can preserve a piece of history before it is forgotten and lost forever,” said Brent Larsen, CEO of Larsen Digital. “By using the highest quality equipment and a professional team of people, we are able to produce the highest quality digital services.”

This sponsorship will allow sports fans to view newly digitized sports photos that have never been seen before. As the world moves to a digital platform we are proud to have been be chosen to help Weber State University Athletics move their proud history forward into the digital world.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A 35- Foot long camera?!

This 35 Foot long camera, called the "Eye of America" produces 6 foot long negatives!

We are going to need a bigger scanner!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's time to digitize your memories when...

-You reminisce with your family about a past photo, but can't find the picture anywhere!

-You stick a tape into a VHS player to watch, and the film gets stuck inside, or better yet- you don't have a way to watch your VHS tapes since the technology has moved on to better devices.

-You are still trying watch movie film through a projector

-Your way of remembering that one vacation to that one place is viewing slides in a plastic sheet

-You are still walking around with a “Walkman” in order to listen to your old audio tapes

-Your child/grandchild’s favorite activity is looking through old scrapbooks and photos albums so they can rip all the pictures out, or draw whiskers and mustaches on the subjects.

-You try to take a picture of old photos with your digital camera or phone to upload it to your favorite social website.

Just know it's 2012.... IT'S TIME!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Choosing a company to preserve your memories can be tough! To make sure you get the best bang for your buck, make sure you research each of your prospective companies in the following areas:

Resolution is one of the biggest factors determining the quality of your digital images. Resolution means how much "information" or dots/pixels are in your digital image. The more dots/pixels, the sharper your image will be and the higher quality digital image you will get.

It's the same concept as Megapixels and digital cameras. The higher the Megapixels, the higher quality your image will be.

Over time, the dyes in film will fade, leaving film discolored. This is why every slide, negative and photograph that you scan should receive a color correction treatment.

In an attempt to keep their rates low some companies outsource all their scanning work outside the USA. They try and hide this fact by having you send your slides to a facility in the states, such as California, Texas or Arizona. Once your film and video has arrived in their state side location, they package it up again, and it is shipped out of the country on a barge ship. In a recent article it was estimated that 10,000 cargo containers are lost at sea each year. Read Full Article

Instead of painstakingly trying to merge, organize, and sort all of your photo memories, pick a company who will upload your scanned images to a website where you can do all the organization and custom naming you want!

Don't want it? You should be able to delete images for free!

Equipment should be a big factor in your decision. Choose a company who respects your precious belongings enough to scan it with equipment that will do the job the way you want!

Do you know whether you want a JPEG vs TIFF digital file?

A lot of companies may scan your film for a cheap price, but you are going to get a cheap return. Make sure you get the best results possible from your memories. It is one choice you will never regret!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Movie Film Color Correction

Larsen Digital offers a color correction service on movie film! Check out these amazing transformations:

Want to bring your movie film memories back to life? Visit us HERE

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's Tip:
How to keep your image files safe after archiving them!

First, you've sent your photos, slides, or other film format to Larsen Digital Services for memory preservation. Now what? We give your files back to you either on a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, or an External Hard Drive. While these are the best options right now for the safekeeping of your images, there are extra precautions you can take to ensure the safety of your files!

-Save a copy of your images to your personal computer. Not only does this give you an extra copy of each file, but now you can upload your photos to Facebook, Blogger, or Twitter! You always want to make sure that you have at least one backup of your images.

-If you received your images on a DVD or CD, then a good idea would be to purchase an external hard drive, or USB flash drive (depending on how much room you need) to keep another set of images on. You will want to store this hard drive in a well conditioned area. You can also store backups of important documents and files as well. Then, if your personal computer crashes you have that extra hard drive with everything important to you on it! You can find many cost-effective hard drives at online merchants such as,, and others.

-There are on-line file storage companies which keep your files safe and accessible. However, there is a monthly charge for this service depending on how much storage you need. You will definitely want to make sure the company you choose offers password protection, as well as an encrypted file transfer.

Larsen Digital Services offers a 5 Year Data SafeKeeping Program? If you use us to digitize your important treasures, you can pay a one time fee to have us keep your images for 5 Years! After that 5 Years is complete, feel free to renew it for another one time fee, and have peace of mind knowing your memories are safe! Price starts at only $8.15!

Monday, January 2, 2012

This picture had the corner torn off, it's wrinkled, and the edges are completely worn. A lot of people would think there is no helping this cause... that's where Larsen Digital comes in!

We were able to re-create the arm and dress, fix the borders and wrinkles, and adjust the coloring. It's truly amazing!

Cost of this project: $90.00
Memories re-lived: priceless!
Learn more about our photo restoration and repair here.