Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

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.

Featured Thought

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, December 31, 2012

Monday Makeover - Digital Photo Restoration

Often times your film gets damaged by being written or colored on, torn, burned, mold, etc.  At Larsen Digital, we offer Digital Photo Restoration to help you revive those memories.  We have extremely talented graphic design artists who will give you a free quote in your digitization project.  The after effects will make it look like nothing was wrong with the photo in the first place!!

Along with with digitally fixing wrinkles, scratches, and other blemishes, we can take people out of photos, add people in, and enhance your black and white photos with color!

Call us for more information at 1-800-776-8357.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Favorite Engagement Photo Poses

1- A kissing picture.  You're in love after all, right?!  Nothing says adoration like a big smooch.

2-Staring off into the distance/future.  I like to call this one the model pose.  Serious faces.  Future in front of you.  Beautiful moment.

3- The "Armageddan pose"- laying on fiance's chest.  Tears stream down my cheeks every time I watch that movie...  Don't know what I'm talking about?  Imagine a park, a picnic blanket, and looking at the clouds.

4- Hobby picture.  Nothing brings two people together more than an activity you two enjoy together.  Play volleyball together? Try to steal the ball from one another.  It shows flirtation, all while featuring something you two have in common.

5- Play a game.  Put on your serious faces!  The couple that plays together stays together.  Pull out the chess board and get a match going.

Photo Edition: New Year's Resolutions

This time of year can be wonderful, with all the giving, the family and friends, and the delicious food.  It can also be extremely hard as we realize that the year has come to an end, our resolutions have not been met.  Whether you wanted to lose thirty pounds or have $20,000 in the bank, often times we come up short handed.

New Year’s resolutions are meant to be productive. The purpose of them is to help us be happier or better off in some way during the coming 12 months.  While they have a bad reputation for being pointless or unrealistic, they can be attainable and very healthy when the reacher understands their limits and capabilities.

Now I know what you are thinking, "Why is a blog about photography, technology, family, and preserving memories talking about New “Year's resolutions?!"  Well fear not- I am getting there.  Here we will talk about New Year's resolutions you should make this year concerning your film, photos, and memories!

1- Convert your memories to digital.  Isn't it about time?  I can't stress it enough- the longer your old movie films reels, photos, videos, and other types of film sit in storage, the worse off they are.  They can become damaged by mold, unforeseeable events, children, being lost, etc.  When you digitize your old film, you gain freedom to do what you want with our memories.  Film is tangible and can be ruined in an instant.  Digital will last forever.

2- Sign up for a cloud service on which to store all your converted film.  This will enable you to view and share your memories anytime, anywhere with anyone you choose to.  Some vendors include Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive.  Cloud services are also awesome because they help back up your files and images in the event that your computer crashes, or something else unfortunate happens.

3- Make a digital photo book of the previous year.  It is truly like a personal yearbook for you and your family. Not only are they super cute, but they are very reasonably priced as well.  The quality and look of them will go with any decor, and they are so fun to show to guests.  My favorite photo book companies include Shutterfly, Picaboo, and Paper Coterie.  You could also purchase digital scrapbooks software allowing you to do the same, but also enabling you to make entire scrapbooks to keep on your computer as well.

4- Get crafty with your photos!  Make a goal to be better at displaying your favorite photos in unique ways.  One look that I love is that of photos modge-podged onto stained or painted pieces of wood.  This look goes great with a traditional style home and adds a lot of warmth to the environment.  Another idea would be to transfer your family's past photos onto canvas or fabric and make drapes or curtains out of them.  What a statement piece!  Great for a modern or eclectic home.

5- Learn how to take better pictures by educating yourself in photography.  There are classes you can physically take, or even courses online.  We can talk all day about what you can do with past photos, but you also need to make sure you are doing the best you can with current happenings, and making sure you are documenting your life's greater moments regularly.  Knowing how to take better pictures will heighten the emotional response to your photos, and make them more pleasing to the eye.

Now you have a great place to start when it comes to planning your New Year's resolutions. Photos and memories are irreplaceable, and these suggestions will help you make the most of them.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday Thought

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Make sure to check out our after holiday prices at

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Photo Game: Caption Contest

Seems like a picture of a kid crying on Santa's lap is somewhat an iconic photo.  Here we have a photo from the early 80's- but we need a caption!

Go to our Facebook Page, leave us your best caption, and the funniest one will win a $2 Gift Certificate!

Do you have old film from the 80's?  Send it in the Larsen Digital where we will convert it to digital, making it possible for you to post your beloved images on your own Facebook account!

Thursday Thought

Oh the movie ELF...  what a great holiday classic and mood lifter you are!

Hoping you smile all holiday long!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Photo Games: Unscramble Me!

Today's game is 'Unscramble Me!'.  First person to guess correctly what the image is by leaving a comment on our Facebook page wins a $20 Gift Certificate to Larsen Digital!

Larsen Digital takes all your old film memories and converts them to digital format.  Because we live in a digital world, it is necessary now more than ever to digitize your old film, making it easy for you to store, share, remember, and pass them on to future generations.

Do you have old film?  Take advantage of our holiday prices ending soon!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Old Holiday Photos: What Year Was This Taken?

We are continuing our week of holiday photo fun!  The name of the game: What Year Was This Picture Taken?  First person to leave a comment on our Facebook Page with the correct answer will win a $20 Gift Certificate from Larsen Digital!

Need to convert all your old photos to digital like this one?  Check out our holiday prices ending December 20th!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Week of Games

This week on Facebook we are featuring a fun game using holiday photos every day!  The winner of each game will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Larsen Digital!

We are kicking the week off with 'Spot The Differences'- find all 5 to become the winner.

Want to enter?  Visit our Facebook Page and leave your answer in the comments.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday Thought: Making Memories is Fun

Make sure your memories are preserved by converting all your old format film to digital!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 Flash Sale!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to Email Digital Images and Files

Sharing digital photos with friends & family is exciting for everyone - as long as you an figure it out! If you are unsure of the steps to send a photo using email, don't worry, it's easy.

Step 1- Emailing Digital Photos

Create a new message or reply to an email.

Step 2- Emailing Digital Photos

You need to attach the digital photo to the email message. To do this, the usual icon is a paperclip.
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Step 3- Emailing Digital Photos

A box will pop up allowing you to "browse" your hard drive to find your file. Once you have found your file you will want to select it. To do that, you can either double click on it, or click once & then hit "okay" or "attach". Some email programs require you to hit "attach" again.
That's it! You are ready to send!


Some email carriers have limits on the file size of email attachments or you might be sending an email to someone with a slow internet speed. Make sure the file you are sending is not too large. Anything over 5MB should probably be resize. Check out instructions on resizing digital image. 
Don't have your childhood photos converted to digital yet?  Convert them through Larsen Digital- the most trusted source in the film conversion industry.  From transferring old film to digital, to creating emotional Video Slideshows, we will ensure that your memories are preserved the way you want!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Film Conversion Gifts for Christmas

Unlike many other scanning companies, we are still accepting Christmas orders!  

Giving the gift of converting your loved ones slides, movie film, video tapes, negatives, and other film is a present that will truly stand out.  It is sure to fill any room with nostalgia for past times, and love for the present.  To multiply the effect, check out our Video Slideshows where your personal images are compiled the way you want, and put to the music of your choice.  It will be like watching your whole life!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Gift of Converting Film to Digital Needs No Batteries

Want to give the gift of memories?  Check out our Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Access Your Digitized Film Through the Cloud

So you've converted your film to digital format, but don’t want to wait for discs to arrive to re-live your memories?  The wait is no longer necessary!  We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Google Drive where we can upload all your digital images directly to the cloud- giving you an all access pass to your memories from the comfort of your home.

When you place your order to convert your photos, negatives, slides, and other photographic film formats to digital, simply select the option for our “Google Drive Upload” on our website.  You will then be directed to a secure Google Drive page where you can input your account information.  Don’t worry- this will not give us access to your personal info, it will only enable us to transfer your files to your account.  Don’t have GoogleDrive?  Have no fear- you can sign up for a FREE 5GB account!

Do you have movie film and video tapes that you are looking to view on the cloud?  You are in luck- we are already partnered with Pixorial where you can view, edit, and customize your home movies from your computer!  Not only can you edit your videos, but you can add music, titles, and transitions, re-igniting the memories that will now live on forever in the digital world.

We love being a part of the film conversion process, and helping preserve lifetimes of legacy.  It is so exciting to be able to offer new and improved ways of helping you enjoy the imagery and videos you love and hold dear.

Don’t wait a moment longer.  Package all your old film in abox and send it in.  We will take care of the rest!  The process is easy, painless, and priceless.