Larsen Digital | Scanning Service

Why Scan ?

Converting all your old Slides, Videos, Negatives, Photos and Movie Film to digital
is the best way to actually enjoy your lifetime of memories.

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Fading & Discoloration

Fading & Discoloration example and digital correction

Don't lose your family memories to the effects of time, convert your film and photos to digital.

Over time, the dyes in your film and photos will begin to fade. This fading will essentially make it appear as if your photographs, slide film and negatives are slowly disappearing. Making matters worse, light speeds up the fading process. We have all seen photos that are prominently displayed in someone's home that has faded over the years. Eventually, the picture will fade away to the point it is no longer usable.

Fading and discoloration, Digitally color corrected images

The most common discoloration you will experience is film that turns red or has a yellow hue to it.

Luckily, with today's digital technology, you can convert all your photos, slides, and negatives to digital and repair the years of fading.

Examples of Color Corrected Images

Video Tape Deterioration

We all have them - home movies from our childhood.

Video Tape VHS Tape Deterioration

Some people have boxes full of them, but don't actually own a VCR to watch them. The unfortunate part about video tapes is that they were never intended to last forever.

Over time, video tapes lose their magnetism, which causes deterioration in the picture you see.

Other things that cause damage to video tapes is humidity in the air, the number of times you have watched your video tape, the number of times you recorded over a specific section and general damage of the tape. All these things will result in the loss of video quality and it will eventually lead your tape to be un-playable.

Luckily, you can convert your video tape to digital and stop the natural deterioration.

Movie Film Discoloration

Movie Film discoloration, color correction, fading dyes

Movie film is similar to slide film, as the film ages, the dyes will begin to deteriorate leaving the film discolored or faded. We have had great success in converting your old 8mm, Super8 and 16mm movie film to digital. We even offer color correction to help correct the years aging.


One of the hidden dangers of leaving your photos & film boxed up in a closet, the attic or basement is that you forget about them. Not only is that sad because you are not enjoying a lifetime of memories, but it's terrifying when you realize they have been lost due to flooding, fire, mold or mildew damage.

prevent disaster, safely store your slides, negatives on digital

When a person's home is on fire, obviously getting the family out of the house is the first priority- but what do people run back for next?

Clothing, electronics, and furniture can be replaced, memories can not. Not only do we recommend scanning all your photos, slides, negatives and movie film and converting them to digital, but we also recommend getting an extra copy and keeping it in a safety deposit box or at a family members house. This way, in times of tragedy, you can know that not all has been lost.

The majority of all homeowner claims are due to flooding, and the potential of having your photos, slides, negatives and movie film damaged in that flood is pretty high. Once those items are damaged by water, some, if not all, may be damaged beyond repair. Don't take the risk of losing a lifetime of memories to a faulty pipe. Once your family memories are scanned and saved digitally, you know they will be preserved.

Life Happens

Life is busy, and keeping track of old photos and videos is not always the highest on our priority list. After multiple house moves, the addition of children, and life in general, you may realize it's been years or possibly decades since you have last seen your film and videos.

life happens, we get busy and we forget to digitize and process our slides, negatives, photos, videos and movie film

We always think that we will have more free time next week, or next month, or next year... but that is not realistic. We will either stay just as busy, or find ways to cram even more into our schedules.

Don't take the chance of your life becoming any more hectic. Convert all your slides, negatives, photos and videos to digital before you lose track of them for good.

Torn or Damaged Photos

Torn and Damanged Photo - Digital Restoration before torn and damaged photo corrected by digital restoration after Over time, our favorite photos can take a beating; leaving us with partial photos or badly damaged ones. Luckily, we can digitally repair the damage.

Here is a link where you can see more examples and get more info on our digital restoration. Digital Restoration Examples