Author Archive | Lorelei

The life span of video tapes

As in most media, we are initially told that it will last forever, record albums, video tape, floppy discs, laser discs, and so forth.  The video tape of the 80’s are fading, snapping, and loosing there color.  This is especially prevalent when video tapes have been stored in very hot, very damp, or very cold […]

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How to remove photos stuck in albums

Many of us used photo albums with the  waxed pages back in the 1970s.  These are a few of mine completely faded and stuck.  I also recently had numerous of these kind of pages from a clients order. Do not force the photos off the page or you will rip them or remove part of […]

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Kodak is bring out a new 8mm Film Camera

We have always treasured the look of 8mm film, its depth, color, & sound.  When video came out it was soon the dominant way we recorded our family, our vacations, and our creative movie making. There are still old super 8 cameras around but purchasing and developing film has become difficult.  However, they are bringing […]

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Family Estate Photo Collections

We have been seeing more family collections that emerge when people are moving or when clearing a parents home.  It is amazing the variety of photos that are in these collections. We had received boxes of albums, framed photos, loose photos, documents, cards, letters and other family history treasures.  Families can find this very overwhelming […]

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Damaged Photos Can Be Restored

If you used the basic coiled photo albums to keep your family photos in order, you should check their quality right away. Most of these photos have been fading behind the plastic sheets and they are sticking to the paper they were mounted on. These photos should be removed immediately. Photos that are stuck to […]

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How to Take Better Indoor Photos Without Flash

First of all, find out how to turn off your auto flash on your still camera. The flash on your camera is great for indoor low light photos of family sitting around the dinner table, taking photo’s of people outside in the dark and recording information on a photo. However, if done correctly and without […]

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Scanning 126mm Slides

It is difficult to understand why most companies scan 126mm slides but scan them in a 35mm format. When you take a square and make it a rectangle it does not work very well. Your slides will be cut off on the top and sides. Most slide scanners do not crop these properly, they need […]

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