Slides and Stills to CD DVD and Memory Device

Post date: Oct 22, 2015 2:45:51 PM

In the back of a cupboard, on a top shelf or maybe a box in the loft, lurk the family photo albums. They are probably gathering dust and are seldom taken out and viewed. As for the 35mm slides, since the old projector packed in, there's been no way to watch them.

Let's face it, there is too much hassle involved in finding the right album and then sharing it around, so that everyone gets a chance to look.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to view your treasured photos on a computer or tablet? Better still watch those special moments as a Photo Montage on your HD Television. By incorporating what's known as the "Ken Burn's" effect, still photographs can be made to look as if they are moving. This effect is widely used in documentaries where still pictures (often old photographs) are combined with the moving images. Apparently, our brain prefers to see a bit of movement. The final touch is to add some suitable background music. I like a bit of Mozart myself but there's no restriction on what is used, so long as copyright is not infringed.

You're probably thinking this all sounds expensive but it needn't be. At Spa Video Memories, we charge from just £5.00 for the first 25 photos scanned and then 15p for each additional photo. This includes high resolution scanning, dust removal and colour correction. To find out more, send an email to or call 07551 996668.

And if you want to see an example, here's a video created from some photographs I took whilst wandering around Droitwich.