Since the invention of photography in 1826, the technology has become ever more popular and accessible, and has been used for a wide variety of purposes. Whether you take pictures to create art, to preserve personal memories, or to document projects for your job, chances are you have a substantial archive built up. And, unless you are part of the most recent generation of photographers, it’s likely that at least a part of that archive is based on film. Like any medium, camera film degrades over time, and more and more people are turning to film scanning services to preserve their photos in a digital format. We at Paperless Digital Solutions are one such service company, and in this article, we’ll be going over some of the reasons why you shouldn’t wait to digitize your photo collection.
- Preservation. The first reason to use film scanning services to digitize your old film is to preserve those images for the future. As stated above, film degrades over time, so even if you have all of your negatives, the quality of the positive images they’ll produce will get progressively worse. In addition, the equipment needed to print photos from film is becoming scarcer, so having a high-quality digital scan is a wise idea. With our film scanning services here at Paperless Digital Solutions, you’ll get high-quality digital images that will last forever.
- Restoration. In addition to preserving your film for future generations, film scanning services can also do a lot to restore the quality of the images. Once images are scanned, it’s easy to correct signs of aging and wear–you can make the images crisper, enhance detail, brighten colors, and more.
- Sharing. Another reason to preserve your old film with our film scanning services is that having digital copies of your images makes them much easier to share. For example, the next time a cousin wants a copy of that photo of your grandmother, you can simply search your hard drive and attach the file to your email, rather than dig through your boxes for the negative, printing a new copy, and mailing it off.
We at Paperless Digital Solutions Hope that this information has been helpful. If you are interested in our film scanning services, reach out to our team to get started.