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All About Slide Film

Find out all about slides and what you can do with them.

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What is Slide Film

Slide film is called Color Reversal Film. In photography, reversal film is a type of photographic film that produces a positive image on a transparent base. The film is processed to produce transparencies (colloquially "tranny" or trannies") or diapositives (abbreviated as "diafilm" in many countries) instead of negatives and prints. Reversal film is produced in various sizes, from 35 mm roll film to 8×10 inch sheet film.

A slide is a specially mounted individual transparency intended for projection onto a screen using a slide projector. This allows the photograph to be viewed by a large audience at once. The most common form is the 35 mm slide, with the image framed in a 2×2 inch cardboard or plastic mount. Some specialized labs produce photographic slides from digital camera images in formats such as JPEG, from computer-generated presentation graphics, and from a wide variety of physical source material such as fingerprints, microscopic sections, paper documents, astronomical images, etc. Wikipedia

35mm Slide | Larsen Digital


35mm Slide

This slide is the most common. 35mm Slide Film is mounted in a 2"x2" mount. The film size is 35mm x 23mm or 1 3/8" x 15/16".

Super 35mm Slide | Larsen Digital


Super 35mm Slide

35mm Slide Film is mounted in a 2"x2" mount. The film size is 35mm x 28mm or 1 3/8" x 15/16".

35mm Half Frame | Larsen Digital


35mm Half Frame

A 35mm Half Frame looks very similar to a 110 format slide, but it is slightly larger. As long as these are inside a 2"x2" mount we can scan these at the same price as a 35mm slide.

126 Slide | Larsen Digital


126 Format Slide

126 Format Slide Film is mounted in a 2"x2" mount. The film size is 28mm x 28mm or 1 1/16" x 1 1/16".

110 Slide | Larsen Digital


110 Format Slide

110 Format Slide Film is mounted in a 2"x2" mount. The film size is 17mm x 13xmm or 11/16" x 1/2".

110 Format Slides that are in a 1"x1" mount will incur an additional handling charge to have scanned with Larsen Digital because they need a special adaptor to scan them.

127 Format Slide | Larsen Digital


127 Format Slide

127 Format Slide Film is mounted in a 2"x2" mount. The film size is 30mm x 30mm or 1 3/16" x 1 3/16".

127 Format Super Slide | Larsen Digital


127 Format Super Slide

127 Format Super Slide Film is mounted in a 2"x2" mount. The film size is 38mm x 38mm or 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Medium Format Film | Larsen Digital


Medium Format 120/220 Film

A Medium Format Slide is in a cardboard mount and the film size is 53mm x 53mm or 2 1/8" x 2 1/8".

Stereo Slide | Larsen Digital


Stereo Slide - Commonly known as a 3D Slide

A stereo slide was originally meant to be a 3-D slide, so the same image is mounted twice in the same mount. Larsen Digital will only scan one of the images and you will only be billed for one image. However, if you specially request to have both sides scanned we can do that but it is charged as two images. Please be aware that they will look almost identical. The image that we scan will also NOT be in 3-D.

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What to do With Your Slides Now

The best thing you can do with your slides is to get them scanned into a digital image. Preserving them is the greatest gift you can give to your children and their children. You don't want them to deteriorate any more than they already have. Film was never meant to last for a long period of time. The dyes in your film deteriorate leaving you with faded discolored pictures. We know how much these pictures mean to you so now is the time to act. Larsen Digital can take your slides and scan them at high resolutions to give you a beautiful digital image. Included with your scan is a free standard color correction to fix those fading colors and contrast issues. There is no better time than now to preserve your memories so you will have them easily accessible and be able to share them with others. There are quite a few fun ways to share your digitized slides. You can upload them to the cloud to easily share with those you want too. You can also make a slideshow for yourself and also to give to others.

Now is the time to finally get your film out of storage and scanned before it's too late! Larsen Digital can help you.