You may have a digital camera now, but most of us still have hundreds of photo prints hidden away somewhere in our homes. Today’s technology offers many ways you can breath new life into your old photos and bring them into the new millennium!
A perfect project for a rainy day is to take inventory of your old photos. Sit down with a warm cup of cocoa and begin sorting you photos by the year. You can then tag them and prepare them to be scanned by a professional photo studio. This service is usually quite reasonable, but if you want to save some money, select only the shots that mean the most to you and have these scanned and transferred to digital images.
Digital format can be made from photos, slides or negatives that are then transferred to disk, USB or memory card.
Once you have your prints on disc, you have many options to enjoy them. You can have them printed on canvas and protected with a UV coating to hang in your home. Many professional photography studios offer you the choice of sizes as well as the medium on which they are printed. From canvas, traditionally framed giclee prints or unframed prints, they can usually be sized to suit your requirements. These prints make beautiful, nostalgic additions to your home and also are ideal for gifts.
You can also have old photos digitally restored. There are many types of damage such as tears, water damage, discoloration or fading. With the advances in technology most of this damage can be fixed when the original photo is scanned and digitally corrected.
Find a studio that understands how important your photos are and that will ensure they are returned to you safe and sound. Chris Cardy, owner of Chris Cardy Imaging, understands the process completely and will be able to answer your questions. She can also advise you on the options available to have your photos transformed into art! You can find Chris at her studio at 5 Miller St. in Parry Sound or call her at 705-774-4928 for further information.