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Operated by DLF Music Transfer, LLC. 

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DLF Music Transfer

2985 Wilmington Road

Lebanon, Ohio 45036



Our Services:

Photo Prints to CD or DVD

 Slides to CD or DVD

 Negatives & Advantix  to CD or DVD

Slide Shows

Photo Restoration & Colorization

VHS &  8mm Tape or Film to DVD

Audio Recordings to CD

Voice Mail to CD or MP3

Christmas Records on CD

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All work is done in the U.S. in our Lebanon, OH studio



Home                           Slides And Transparencies              

In photography, a reversal film is a still, positive image created on a transparent base using photochemical means. This reversal film is commonly known as slides or transparencies. Slides and transparencies can be thought of as the opposite of photographic negatives and prints.

The earliest practical color photography was the Autochrome process. This was an additive 'screenplate' method which produced a color slide, but was fairly dim.  Additionally, the color resolution was limited by the fineness of the screen-plate.

The earliest practical method using a 'subtractive' method was the Kodachrome process.  Kodachrome was the first commercially successful amateur color film, introduced in 1935 by Eastman Kodak. It produced much brighter color transparencies. It was initially offered in 16 mm format for motion pictures. 35 mm slides and 8 mm home movies followed in 1936. Originally used mainly for news reports, it gradually gained wider popularity. Some amateur photographers were using Kodachrome for family snapshots as early as 1940.  Many utilized 35 mm roll film adapters with common 4″5″ "press cameras." At this time, color print film had many shortcomings.  The film was expensive, processing was difficult,  and print life was short. Amateurs who could afford slide film and projection equipment used it extensively until about 1970 when color print film began to replace it.

To about 1995, color transparencies were the only photographic medium used for serious publishing.  They were widely used for commercial and advertising photography, news reports, sports, stock photography, and nature photography. Digital media have since gradually replaced transparencies in many of these applications.  Slides are still commonly used by artists when submitting their works to shows for judging, applying for solo exhibitions, applying to art schools, or for residencies (or the like) due to the perceived lack of color fidelity in digital media.

Many people still have slides at their homes.  Since the development of digital media and digital photography, slides and transparencies can now be digitized.   By digitizing your slides, your slides will be preserved and organized.  You can store thousands of images on a handful of CDs or DVDs organizing them in small binders with reference sheets to help you find specific images easily and quickly.  Additionally, these digital files will not deteriorate over time as slides do.

There are many types of slides.  We work with all of them, and you will find our pricing below.

Super 35mm
Film Size
35mm x 23mm
1 3/8" x 15/16"
35mm x 28mm
1 3/8" x 1 1/8"
28mm x 28mm
1 1/16" x 1 1/16"
17mm 13mm
11/16" x 1/2"


127 SuperSlide



Film Size

38mm x 38mm
1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

30mm x 30mm
1 3/16" x 1 3/16"

Medium Format
Film Size
53mm x 53mm
2 1/8" x 2 1/8"


1.  Decide What Resolution You Need 

2.  Choose Your File Format ... JPEG or TIFF

3.  Choose Your Storage Medium ... CD or Data DVD

4.  Select Your Pricing and Options

We have worked hard to put together pricing options to fit the needs of all our customers. 

Though we offer several options to fit your quality and budget needs, we are committed to providing a high quality product on every job we do.  In order to meet our own quality standards, we decided to include at no additional charge certain services that we feel are critical to maintain the quality of our product.  Below you will find listed the services you can expect to receive regardless of the pricing or scan resolution options you choose.


What You Get

Physical Cleaning of each slide with compressed air

DVD of prints playable in your computer or DVD player

Disc of .jpg image files (TIFF files available with extra charge)

Cropping (Framing only. We do not crop your image)

Correction of color and contrast as needed

Dust and Scratch Reduction


  2400 dpi 3600 dpi 4800 dpi
35mm, Super 35mm, 126, 127 Slides $.35 each $.40 each $.45 each
110 Slides $.40 each $.45 each $.50 each
127 Super Slides $.45 each $.50 each $.55 each
120/220 Medium Format Slides $.45 each $.50 each $.55 each
Handling $5.00 per order
Shipping $10.00 per order
Slides Without Mounts Add $.15 per slide
Slides In Glass Mounts Add $.10 per slide
Note:  Slides that are extremely dirty or have mold on them may require special cleaning procedures for best finished results.  If your slides have this issue, we will discuss the problem and provide you with a price quote before beginning your project.

Optional Add-Ons

Add Music to your DVD $10.00
Add Clamshell DVD Case with Cover Photo $5.50
Extra Copy of Your Disc $.6.00 *  *Quantity Discounts Available
Redeye Removal & Custom Editing $.20 per slide



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