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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Scanning Film & Negatives

There are several scanner available that will scan negatives and slides. They have a rack to place about 4 slides or negatives to prepare for scanning. When you preview your scan, select a good size like 2400 dpi, color correction and dust removal. Scanning takes a long time but they come out pretty good. Most […]

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Design Your Own Page

The basic art work in the studio is free, the Premier art has just has about 90,000 different backgrounds and embellishments at your fingertips (it is included with the Club Heritage Makers. I still like to make my own backgrounds. My two favorites are: Place a photo (a landscape, family home etc.) on the page […]

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Best Way to Save Photos

The best way to save our photos is to back them up to something other than a computer. External hard drives are computers and they will not last forever, really, will anything really last? Our technology changes very quickly now. The old home movies were supposed to last forever, or at least 100 years, now […]

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Best Way to Preserve Home Movies

Time and technology keeps changing and creating new ways to save our precious family film and slides. We have always felt that after we have transferred your family films that you should have some sort of a back up in case you accidentally damage or lost your DVD. The industry has always recommended that the […]

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