What we do
We produce Slideshows made up of your favourite
photographs and digital video files.
We use professional software and can add effects, transitions and
music to make up a show which you will treasure and which also make excellent
gifts for friends and family.
These shows are normally produced on DVD-R discs which
can then be played back on virtually all DVD players. We can if requested and
for an extra charge produce screensavers, executable files, Autorun CD's or a
web show which can be loaded onto your own personal web site.
We will take your pictures and, with your help, will
organise them into sections to tell the story of an individuals life ,
produce a record of your holiday travels, show your wedding day, your child's
birthday or whatever
occasion you want to record.
Your pictures can be sent to us in the form of prints, negatives,
slides or digital files.
At this time we can only accept video
files in digital format (avi, mp4, wmv etc)
We will do basic corrections to your pictures
(colour correction, remove simple dust and scratches) and can, if necessary make
more extensive repairs to damaged prints. (There will be an extra charge should
more extensive repairs are required).
We will produce the show with a layout and style to suit
the occasion, the disc itself can be customised with a picture and text to your
requirements and the case cover can also be customised to your requirements.
We treat your photographs with the utmost care and
privacy is also maintained. We will not release your photographs or dvd to
anyone but yourself or with your express permission and copies of the photographs will only be kept for a
maximum of 6 months. (If requested we can store for longer or destroy the
The originals will be returned to you as soon as copies
have been made.
The slide shows themselves will be kept for a maximum of
1 year should further copies be required.
Once the show is completed we will load it onto a
private web page where you can view a low quality preview. At this time you can
request any changes
What we need from you.
Obviously we would love to get high quality copies
of your photographs to work with but we understand that this is not always
We can work with prints, slides, negatives or
digital files. We can also embed video and music files into your show. These
should be mp3 and avi files where possible.
Basic colour correction and minor repairs are done
as a matter of course but there may be a charge for any more extensive restoration
that is required.
You need to think about how you want to organise
and group your photos. For instance for an anniversary show you could split
it into chapters such as
individual shots of the couple prior to marriage
friends and family
You can also caption individual pictures or introductions to the various
Music can be matched to the individual chapters or a
single theme can run through the entire show. A rough method of timing music
is to allow 8 seconds per slide/photo thus if a song is 3 minutes (180
seconds) long then a good number of photos would be 22.
When sending the pictures you need to mark the order
in which you want them to appear. This can be done by marking the rear of
the prints or by numbering digital files in order.
We recommend sending any prints via Royal Mail
special delivery service.
We will confirm receipt of your photographs.
We cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage occurring whilst in
transit to/from us.
If you are scanning your photographs and sending
digital files then we recommend the following steps.
1- Clean the surface of the scanner with a lint free
2- Configure the scanner to save as JPEG (.jpg) at
the highest quality level.
3- Configure the scanner so that automatic colour,
contrast and brightness corrections are turned off.
4- Adjust the resolution of the scan based on the
size of the photo as indicated below.
If your photos are:
Smaller then 4×6 - Scan at 600 dpi
4×6 - Scan at 400 dpi
5×7 - Scan at 300 dpi
8×10 - Scan at 200 dpi
Save the scans as JPEG
files (.jpg). Your scanning software should allow you to adjust the quality
level of the jpeg file. Select the highest or second highest quality level,
sometimes refereed to as 9 or 10 or 90 to 100% quality level.
If your scanning software
has feature to automatically adjust the brightness, contrast and colour of
photos, we recommend that you turn this feature off. We use
professional applications to adjust your photos and the results are much
superior then what you would get from the scanner.
Your files can be sent on
DVD, CD, Memory stick or we can arrange for you to download to us via ftp
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