A precious photograph can be ruined by the elements—a fire will char it, a rainstorm will wilt it, and a breeze will blow it into a courtroom, where it will be counted as evidence. Best Mother Nature with this Groupon to Photo-60 in Woodbridge. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get digitization services for up to 500 photographs (up to a $69.95 value).
- For $39, you get digitization services for up to 1,000 photographs (up to a $94.95 value).
- For $99, you get a media-digitization package (up to a $337.71 total value), which includes:
- Digitization of up to 500 photographs (up to a $69.95 value)
- Digitization of up to 100 slides or negatives in high resolution (up to a $118.01 value)
- Up to 120 minutes of film on five VHS tapes transferred to DVD (up to a $149.75 value)<p>
Photo-60 liberates images from fragile paper formats with photo-scanning and digitization services. Print photos prone to fading and cracking can enjoy digital immortality in the form of 300-dpi JPEG files, stored on your choice of CD or DVD. Employing specialized Kodak scanning equipment, the digitizers can capture up to 1,000 photographs, often within 24 hours. Eligible images range in size from 3”x4” to 8”x12” and must be presented ready to scan, meaning you’ll have to release hot shots from photo albums or cryogenic holding cells prior to their arrival at Photo-60.
Archivists give 35mm slides and negatives the same treatment, forever etching them into CDs and DVDs in 2048x3076 resolution. Additionally, you can give up to five VHS tapes the digital upgrade, saving up to 120 minutes of children’s plays, holidays, and memorable weather forecasts.
The media-preservation team at Photo-60 is working against time. As old photographs and Super 8 reels slowly crumble and fade after years of use, the team scans these precious keepsakes and stores them in more durable digital formats. The center employs a high-speed Kodak scanner—which transforms 1,000 photographs into high-resolution JPEG files within 24 hours—and an 8mm projector that transcribes flicker-free images onto a digital sensor frame by frame. Though some photos may be irreparably damaged due to fire or drawn-on mustaches, Photo-60’s staff can breathe new life into creased, torn, or faded images with a combination of traditional and digital restoration techniques.