35mm Slide Transfer - Sharp, Rich, Accurate
Don't wait to get your 35mm slides converted to digital! You probably haven't looked at your 35mm slides in years so preserve your precious memories now with our professional 35mm slide transfer service and share them with family & friends. We understand that your slides are irreplaceable, and you can trust us to take great care and handling of your 35mm slides.
At RMAVP, we have been in business since 1982 and proudly do all work within our facility, and we will never outsource your 35mm slide transfers over seas or to another company.
We can scan any 2” x 2” (std 35mm slide, 50mm x 50mm) mounted slide with our automated scanners.
Personal Service - Yes, we have humans who answer the phone
Experienced Staff with over 30 years transferring film and video
High Quality Digital Capturing of your 35mm slides
Cropping of any visible borders
Dust and scratch removal
Cleaning of 35mm slides with compressed air
Exposure Correction on every 35mm slide
Full Scan of each slide image, regardless of orientation
Files Output to master disc or digital drive
We use a cool LED Light Source for scanning so your slides are never exposed to heat
Is Color Correction important with your 35mm slide transfers - YES!!
Let our experts reverse the passage of time with our 35mm slide color correction. Slides start to chemically decompose over time, and it will fade and loose the vibrancy of color it once had. Restore your slides with color correction so you can enjoy each 35mm slide to its fullest! Our basic color correction cost is .05 per slide. We also have advanced color correction at $50/half hour for more complex correction.
What's our process?
Your slides are first cleaned before we have them digitally captured and processed. You choose the storage format - USB Drive, DVD data disc, or Hard Drive (you can provide these or purchase digital drives from us).
Contact sheets are available for a small fee so you can quickly reference all of your slides.
Not sure of what digital file format you should use?
JPEG is the most common file format and is the most widely used and accepted format across all devices today. We can also output to PNG, TIFF, or BMP upon request.
How do you provide the slides to us?
Because most people have their slides in Kodak carousels already, just bring them in as they are. If your slides are loose in boxes or have them in folders, no problem - we'll organize & load these into a carousel for you at a small additional fee.
How do we organize your converted slides to digital files?
All of your digitally captured slides are sequentially numbered, typically with a prefix of your name. Let us know if there's any specific names you want associated with a group of slides (Christmas, Family vacation, a specific year, etc.), and we'll create folders that will help keep you digitally organized.
What file format is best for you - TIFF or JPEG file format? Here's a comparison for TIFF vs JPEG.
TIFF FILE FORMAT
- Lossless File: A TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) file type is called a Lossless File that will allow you to edit and re-save with no loss in quality or generational degradation to the image.
- Best Use: For editing, color correction and restoration, or sending your images out for printing.
- Pros: TIFF files retain their original scanned resolution, and you do not lose any quality after file is edited and re-saved.
- Cons: The TIFF file format is not widely supported by web browsers or other digital devices today. TIFF files are much larger files and will be as much as 4 times larger than JPEG, which can make working with them slow and cumbersome.
JPEG FILE FORMAT
- Lossy File: A JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) file type is called a "lossy" compression method because every time it is re-saved, there is a generational degradation loss in quality to the image.
- Best Use: For viewing on computers, televisions, emailing, posting to social media and creating slideshow movies.
- Pros: JPEGs are the most common image file today and supported by most digital devices and applications. JPEG files are about 1/4th the size of a TIFF.
- Cons: Every time you re-save a JPEG, it will re-compress the file and will degrade the quality from the original file - even if you don't edit the image. Viewing the images does not cause any loss, just re-saving it.