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The following frequently asked questions should cover most of the things our customers ask about our services. If you don't see your question below, please contact us. Click each question below to expand or contract the answer.

  • What is non-digital media?

    Non-digital media is any media not currently useable on a computer, tablet or phone without being digitized, scanned, or converted. This includes, but is not limited to print photographs, film negatives, slides, cassette tapes, and VHS tapes.

  • What is digital information? (Click to expand)

    Very simply put - computers can only do very simple math very fast by using ones and zeros. Programs convert those numbers in the text we read, the music we listen to and the videos we watch.

  • How do you digitize my photos and slides?

    Art-Tech Vision ® uses high quality scanners and image software to convert print photographs, film negatives and slides into a format that can be displayed on computers, televisions, phones, and other digital devices. We also go the extra mile to insure your non-digital media is treated with careful detail.

  • Why should I digitize my non-digital images?

    Two essential reasons to digitize your non-digital images are preservation and convenience.

    Preservation - Dyes and other chemicals are used to create photos, negatives, and slides. Over time these will fade, particularly those images over 30 years old. Digitizing your memories captures the current state of those images. In many instances, badly deteriorated images can be edited to look close to the original state. And, these images will last through future generations.

    Convenience – By digitizing your memories, you have easy access to them via your smart phone, tablet, and computer. Digitizing your memories creates all types of possible uses, making them more easily shared among family and friends.

  • Can I restore badly faded and cracked photos?

    Yes, restoration is possible with most images. Through the use of various computer applications most images can be repaired, almost like the original. The process, however, can be costly depending on the restoration required. Images suitable for framing and family genealogy are certainly worth the effort.

  • What is the best scanned resolution for my printed photographs?

    Your intended use for the image and its original size dictates the necessary resolution. In most situations 300 dpi is sufficient. Art-Tech Vision’s base scan is set at 600 dpi and is higher for two reasons. First, a higher resolution is favorable to editing, allowing for a higher quality finished result. Second, advances in technology continue to increase the quality of televisions and computer displays, your scanned images will keep up with these visual advances.

  • Why should I use Art-Tech Vision ® for digitizing my memories?

    Art-Tech Vision ® takes pride in treating your memories like they were our own. Unlike the experiences of customers of some local competitors, we will take great care in handling your slides, negatives, and photos.

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