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How to Turn a 110 Format Slide Into a Digital Image


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DIY or Use a Professional

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

There are a couple of ways to get a 110 format slide into a digital image. You can buy a scanner and do it yourself or you can hire a professional to scan them for you. Choosing the right option for you will depend on time available and what you can afford. Both options will be costly and in most cases hiring a professional to scan them for you will be cheaper than purchasing the high quality equipment needed to do them yourself. Because 110 format slides have such a small amount of film it is especially important to scan them at 4000 dpi to get every detail out of the image that is possible. Below are some more ideas to help in your decision making.
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DIY

If you would like to do it yourself there are a couple of things to consider. You need a scanner that will scan your 110 format slides and be capable of scanning each type of slide you have. You will want to make sure they scan at a high enough resolution so that your digital image will have all the details that are in your 110 format slide film. You will want at least a 4000 dpi (dots-per-inch). It also needs to be one that can scan and keep it in focus because a out of focus picture isn't much to look it. Another thing to consider is the amount of time that it will take you to scan your slides. Even the best scanners are a minute or more per slide to scan unless they are only able to scan them at very low quality. There are a lot of different scanners out there. There are flatbed ones and ones that will individually take and scan your 110 slide film. The quality for all the different ones will range greatly so you definitely get what you pay for. Make sure to look out for that when shopping for a scanner.

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Use a Professional

When using a professional there are a few things that you will want to make sure of. There are some that are based out of the United States. You ship your order to California and then they send your priceless memories on freight ships out of the country to have them scanned. There is a huge risk of something happening to them at that point. I would stay away from those companies. One that uses high quality scanners to give you the best possible scans is essential. At Larsen Digital only the highest quality scanners are used to scan your film. A skilled staff like what we have at Larsen Digital is very important as well. This will make sure that your entire project turns out perfectly just the way you hoped. The pro to using a professional is that it will be scanned and returned to you in a very short amount of time. If you are doing it yourself it can be a very long tedious process. When you receive your images back everything is done for you. Your images will be scanned, rotated, color corrected and ready to share.

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Now That Your 110 Slides are Digital

There are a few fun things that you can do with your digital images. You can upload them online, email them, use in a slideshow or make prints out of them. Larsen Digital can help you do all of these things or you can do them on your own.

The best thing you can do with your slides is to first 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 110 format 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. You can have prints made or use your images in a photo book, scrapbook, etc. Uploading them to social media sites is really fun as well. So many easy ways to share your newly discovered treasures.

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


History of 110 Format Film


110 is a cartridge-based film format used in still photography. It was introduced by Kodak in 1972. 110 negatives is essentially a miniaturised version of Kodak's earlier 126 film format. Each frame is 13mm x 17mm (0.51 in x 0.67 in), with one registration hole.

The film is fully housed in a plastic cartridge, which also registers the image when the film is advanced. There is a continuous backing paper, and the frame number and film type are visible through a window at the rear of the cartridge. The film does not need to be rewound and is very simple to load and unload. It is pre-exposed with frame lines and numbers, a feature intended to make it easier and more efficient for photofinishers to print.

Unlike later competing formats, such as disc and APS film, processed 110 negatives were returned in strips, without the original cartridge.

Fujifilm stopped manufacturing 110 in September 2009. Lomography re-commenced 110 film production in 2011. Estes Industries has long marketed several model rockets, the most notable being the Astrocam, with a simple 110 camera in the nose; the shutter is triggered when the nose cone separates from the rocket body.

Although the format is most closely associated with cheaply produced, low-cost cameras, Canon, Minolta, Minox, Pentax, Rollei, Voigtländer, and others, as well as Kodak, offered sophisticated, expensive 110 cameras, with excellent multi-element focusing lenses and precise, electronically controlled exposure systems. Such cameras are capable of making high-quality images on 110 film. Some of these cameras are quite small and still hold appeal to subminiature-photography enthusiasts.

The small negative size of 110 film makes it difficult to enlarge successfully. For these reasons, the 110 format is associated with prints that are often rather grainy and unsharp. This has led to the misconception that the cartridge itself is incapable of holding film flat enough for making high-quality negatives.

Information found on Wikipedia.