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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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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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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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Talking About Memories This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to sit around with loved ones and talk about those things which we are grateful for and that have made us the people we are today.  To make the most of your time and conversation, consider these talking points to bring out the most laughs, memories, and maybe even tears this holiday.

-What was your favorite vacation and why?
-Do you have a favorite picture from your past?  Describe it and what was going on that day.
-What moment in your life most impacted you?
-Why are you grateful for each person in the room?
-What is your most embarrassing moment?  (CLASSIC)
-If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why?
-What past Thanksgiving do you most remember?
-What would you like to accomplish by next Thanksgiving?
-What movie or book character would you most like to be for one day?

Reflecting on your life and past is extremely therapeutic, and learning about someone else's prior years is a great way to view them for who they really are.  Memories are one of the most important things we have to hold on to, so it's imperative to make the most of them in order to move forward.  Sharing memories with those we care about most can enhance relationships, and bring joy to any situation.  Once you start re-living the past it's hard to stop!

One great way to make sure the past never dies is to convert all your photo and video memories to a digital format, where they will never degrade.  It will immortalize your past and bring joy to generations to come, making your legacy live on forever.   To learn more about converting your film to digital, visit Larsen Digital, the most trusted name in the film conversion industry.

Larsen Digital specializes in scanning your photos, negatives, slides, video tapes, movie film, scrapbook pages, audio tapes and more to a digital format.  Using the best technology and skilled workers, Larsen Digital guarantees that your memories will be digitized with the care and respect they deserve.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Thought: Memories Last Forever

The following is a personal experience of a Larsen Digital Team Member:

My grandmother, in her 70's, has had steadily declining health for the past 10 years.  Recently, she underwent heart surgery, and many were worried that she would not come out of it alive.  I had the opportunity to take her old photos, and and convert them to digital.  Afterwards, I created a slideshow for her with inspirational and uplifting music to help raise her spirits.

Upon watching this memory filled creation, tears and laughs were all my grandma could muster.  The look back at the life she has lived was, for her, exhilarating as well as heart warming.  She is now in a rehabilitation center recovering from her operation, so we decided that since photos can re-invigorate  numerous thoughts and past times in one frame, we would make a picture decoration for her to bring a little bit of joy into her otherwise plain room.

Having my grandma in this situation has caused me to reflect on the many experiences I have had with her.  Whether it was her teaching me how to sew a quilted vest that I cherished for years to follow, or her recounting the time in her life when she was a drummer in a band.  She shared many of her experiences of which I will never forget.

The quote for today's thought is true.  While for some life lasts a short while, the memories that life has held will last forever.  We can keep the stories we've been told and the times we've shared stored in our minds, but we can also preserve the pictures of those we love, and make them last for generations to come by converting them to digital.  The combination power of thought and imagery can do wonders for the soul.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Larsen Digital Specials

Converting your memories to digital can be stressful and expensive, but make no mistake- it will be a decision you cherish forever.  Not only will you be able to enjoy the pastimes of your life more easily, but so will generations to come. 

Digitized Photos and Film offer you the opportunity to view those moments whenever, wherever you are.  Even from your tablet or smartphone!  You can also take advantage of the Cloud, where your images are kept safe and sound.  Not only does the Cloud offer you peace of mind, but it allows you to view your past from any computer with internet with your personalized log in information.

To make the process as smooth as possible, we offer specials to help you in the film conversion process.  Take advantage of these deals today, and never look back- well, take a look back at what an awesome life you've lived :)

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Not sure who to have convert your film? We know that sending your precious film out to be scanned can be frightenting, stressful and overwhelming. That is why we offer free sample scans for 35mm slides, 35mm negatives & photos to ensure you that Larsen Digital is the best choice in preserving your memories!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Copying Image and Video Files From Disc to Computer

Getting files from a disc to your computer is easy!

Step 1

First, you want to put the disc in your computer. Once your computer has loaded the disc you should see a pop up asking what you want to do with the disc. Scroll down to "Open Folder View Files". This will allow you to see all the data files on your disc.

Step 2

You will want to select all the files on your disc. To do this, click once on the first file while holding down the SHIFT key and then click on the last file while still holding the shift key. Now all your files should be highlighted.
Right click with your mouse & select "COPY"

Step 3

Now you just need to locate where you will be saving your files.
Open Windows Explorer or go to "My Computer" you will want to select a spot on your hard drive to save your files. See below for instructions to create a new folder
To paste your files onto your computer you right click & select "PASTE".
Your files will start to copy to your computer. This may take some time depending on the size of the files & the speed of your computer.

Creating a Folder to save your files

You don't want to just "dump" your files onto your hard drive. You will want to have them saved in a folder with a title.

Step 1

Inside Windows Explorer or "My Computer" you will want to select a drive where you want the files saved. Once you have selected your drive, you will right click & select "NEW" & then select "FOLDER"

Step 2

Next you will want to name your folder - use a name that applies, don't leave the default title of "New Folder (1)". If you accidentally set the folder name and want to change it, click once on the folder & right click & select "RENAME". This will allow you to rename your folder.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Remember When: There Were TV Commercials Selling VHS Tapes?

I'm sure this commercials brings back many memories of buying VHS Tapes for our precious camcorders, and the pride we felt as we shot each tape filled with our loved one's most endearing moments.  While Video Tapes are no longer a used method to capture our life's current events, the joy we have in our old tapes still remain.  Unfortunately, your time with the footage on your VHS tapes is limited, as they are deteriorating every single day.
Video tapes are made up of magnetic strips to communicate the captured video and sound to your VCR player, and then to your TV.  As time passes that magnetism becomes weaker and weaker until signals get lost.  Have you ever stuck your tape in to watch and noticed horrible streaking throughout the screen?  This is the result of your priceless memories losing it's magnetism.  This loss of signal is permanent damage to your tapes, and there is no way to fix or repair it.
This is why it is so important to convert your VHS tapes to digital in a timely manner to avoid as much deterioration as possible!  Once your videos are digitized, the degradation and loss of magnetism STOP!  There is no decrease in quality, and you have the opportunity to watch your videos anytime, anywhere, and share them with anyone you choose.
Learn more about VHS tape conversion today and save your memories!