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How to Turn a Stereo Slide Into a Digital Image

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DIY or Use a Professional

A Stereo Slide is in a cardboard mount with two images. A stereo slide was originally meant to be a 3-D slide, so the same image is mounted twice in the same mount. If you have Larsen Digital scan them we will only scan one of the images and you will only be billed for one image. If you decide you want both, just let us know. Once you scan Stereo Slides you no longer have the 3D effect.

There are a couple of ways to get a Stereo 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. You want to make sure whoever is scanning these can capture the entire area of film. At Larsen Digital we make sure to capture all of the film for you. Finding a scanner than can handle this size of film can sometimes be a challenge. Below are some more ideas to help in your decision making.
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If you would like to do it yourself there are a couple of things to consider. You need a scanner that will scan your Stereo 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 Stereo Slide film. You will want at least a 2000 dpi (dots-per-inch).Finding a scanner that has the capability of scanning your film and capturing the color, contrast and clarity of the film giving you beautiful images can be tricky. The specs for things like this aren't easy to find. Just remember you get what you pay for when it comes to scanners. Another thing to consider is the amount of time that it will take you to scan your slides. Even the best scanners are a few minutes 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.

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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 They 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 Stereo 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 Stereo Slides

A stereo camera is a type of camera with two or more lenses with a separate image sensor or film frame for each lens. This allows the camera to simulate human binocular vision, and therefore gives it the ability to capture three-dimensional images, a process known as stereo photography. Stereo cameras may be used for making stereoviews and 3D pictures for movies, or for range imaging. The distance between the lenses in a typical stereo camera (the intra-axial distance) is about the distance between one's eyes (known as the intra-ocular distance) and is about 6.35 cm, though a longer base line (greater inter-camera distance) produces more extreme 3-dimensionality.

In the 1950s, stereo cameras gained some popularity with the Stereo Realist and similar cameras that employed 135 film to make stereo slides.

3D pictures following the theory behind stereo cameras can also be made more inexpensively by taking two pictures with the same camera, but moving the camera a few inches either left or right. If the image is edited so that each eye sees a different image, then the image will appear to be 3D. This method has problems with objects moving in the different views, though works well with still life.

Stereo cameras are sometimes mounted in cars to detect the lane's width and the proximity of an object on the road.

Information found on Wikipedia.