I love hearing stories about when I was younger, or tales of my mom and dad’s family life … but it’s hard to keep all the relatives straight when there are so few photos … in the sixties and seventies slides were the big deal… but who hauls out the slide projector now?

I’ve been bugging my parents for years to organize those stacks of slides in the closet so we can SEE them! Transferring our family slides to DVD with YesVideo photo scanning services was so easy (well, I gave my mom the hard job of sorting through the slides!). My mom pulled the slides she wanted and numbered them in order. We did 250 slides representing about one decade of life!

I went online and ordered my transfer, which involved easy steps of picking a background, music choice and type of service. Then I mailed a package of slides off to YesVideo!

Within 2 weeks, I had an email with a preview of the slideshow and clips, and then about a week after that a box came in the mail with DVD, movie popcorn, the original slides repackaged into sturdy cardboard boxes for storage, and a half hour of fun memory watching!

There’s really no replacing the joy of watching family memories and hearing old stories about family life decades ago… I got to see pictures of my brother and I as babies that I’d never seen before! Check out a fun one minute clip from our slide transfer – you’ll see pictures of ME blowing out my 2nd birthday cake!! So fun!

The slideshow was set at a good pace and the music (I chose classical, which was overall good. I thought sometimes the music was a bit sad – I wish there was more specific control over the music choices that appear in the video, but you can only select a STYLE of music right now.)

Here’s how YesVideo processes slides:

  • Scan photos at 600 dpi and slides at 2000 dpi.
  • Manually rotate each image to correct orientation.
  • Manually crop images to minimize borders.
  • Manually enhance image quality through color correction.
  • Manually remove dust and scratches.
  • Return original slides & pictures (along with new DVD movies)

YesVideo also works with tapes, film, and memory cards to get your photos and videos in tip-top shape for viewing fun! And if you don’t want to mail in your photos, you can drop off at over 34,000 retail locations!

You can learn more about YesVideo’s great photo transfer service by following YesVideo on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+!

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We all have old slides, photo, and videos just lying around! What slides, photos, and videos would you most love to see digitally!?

Thanks to YesVideo for providing image transfer service for review along with compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own!

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  • Crunchy Beach Mama April 4, 2012, 6:49 pm

    awwww I love old photos! I must have missed the one of you blowing out candles. We don’t have any slides but we do have 2 VHSs from our wedding that I need to get converted somehow.

  • amber April 3, 2012, 2:07 pm

    So sorry I thought the above comment was on your pregnancy week 23 post. Don’t know how I did that exactly since I had just read the post. Realized my error and wanted to leave a proper comment for this post as well =)

    Thanks for sharing Yes Video I have tons of old vhs tapes that I need to have switched to dvd of my kids and that was only 15 years ago. I can’t even imagine where to begin with all of moms slides, and images. What a job buy you are right such treasures.

  • amber April 3, 2012, 2:03 pm

    You look great pregnant . I recommend lots of make ahead meals in the freezer, stocking up op toilet paper, diapers, wipes and all of those things that you run out of easily so you don’t have to hassle with store those first few weeks.

    Does baby boys room have a theme yet? Hugs from Florida I love baby news.