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.

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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!

Check This Out!

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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Vintage Harlem Globetrotters 8mm Film

After watching the 2013 NBA Basketball Draft we caught the fever of looking up past and WAY past basketball games.  Check out this 8mm movie film shot of the Harlem Globetrotters most likely in the 1950's.

Larsen Digital Services can preserve all your sport memories and the other timeless events of your life by converting them to a digital format.  When you have your film and audio digitized, you have all the freedom you want to post it on your favorite social outlets, share them with your friends and family, and much more.

Monday, June 24, 2013

What is The Cloud?

Larsen Digital Services can take your physical film and audio memories and convert it to digital,
but we go one step further where we can upload your very images and videos to The Cloud through your Google Drive account.  Check out our Cloud Services and preserve your precious film today.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Larsen Digital helps you hold on to those memories by converting all your old film to digital.  Whether it's movie film, slides, video tapes, negatives, photos, audio tapes, vinyl records, or any other film format, we can preserve them to last lifetimes to come.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Five Reasons to Include Photos in a Memoir or Personal History Book

Everyone has a story to tell! And if you have been thinking about writing or recording your life stories, here are some reasons why adding pictures is a must.

1. Let ‘em out!

You’ve diligently collected and digitized your boxes of photos, home movies, and other memorabilia. Good for you! Now what? Are they in a format that can be easily used and enjoyed, or will they remain buried on a hard drive somewhere, forgotten and alone?

Incorporating your best photos with your best life stories in a memoir book is a great way to make sure those pictures are viewed often and cherished, perhaps especially by those who are not technically inclined or don’t hang out on Facebook. Anyone can read a book, no special equipment required.

2. What is essential becomes more special.

Because our ancestors’ access to photography was often limited, we cherish the one or two photos of our great-great grandmother. Today we have the opposite problem—too many photos! When you sift through your digitized photos and select the best or most relevant ones to include in your personal history project, you are in effect creating “scarcity,” which makes each chosen photo more special.

3. Pictures add emotional impact.

The touching story of how your dog Butch once saved your life will become a three-hanky tale when your reader can actually behold Butch’s droopy eyes and see his missing leg.

4. Pictures make your book more inviting.

Which one of these books would you rather read?
5. Photos help your book compete for attention.

Reports of the death of books are greatly exaggerated, despite the explosion of social media, e-readers, and online content in our technology-driven society. “People don’t read any more,” is the daily lament. We disagree (especially after trying to get a parking space at Barnes & Noble last holiday season—they weren’t all there to buy Nooks.) While it’s true that the way people read has changed, books are alive and well.

One interesting result of the technical revolution: printed books are getting more beautiful. The printed book has been elevated to an art form. We think this is a most positive trend. But it has also raised the bar of expectations. In order to capture the attention of your readers, you will want to make sure that your book can “compete” in our visually driven society. It needn’t be fancy or expensive, but it should be attractive and engaging. Adding photos will bump up the “wow” factor in your stories.

Tom and Alison Taylor of Pictures and Stories, Inc. have helped hundreds of people record their life stories in books and video. Their step-by-step memoir kit “How to Save Your Life—One Chapter at a Time” is available from Larsen Digital.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Technology Is Changing - Why Your Photo Memories Should Too

Isn't is amazing how much technology has changed in just the past 10 years?  Forget the paper and the pen, forget the store, forget viewing your memories in film format!  You can take notes, shop, and reminisce all from the convenience of your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

It's not just about convenience that you should convert your old film to digital though.  Every day that your movie film, negatives, video tapes, photographs, and other memory media sits it degrades and suffers.  Once you digitize your priceless past the deterioration and degradation stops!  But back to convenience...  having your film in digital form makes sharing your memories infinitely easier.

To stop the damage being done to your film, and to move it to today's technologies, order today!  Larsen Digital is the most trusted name in the film conversion industry.  We will respect your film and give it the new life it deserves.