michaels no longer provides digitising and archiving services, but Carly Michael, fifth generation manager and former michaels lab manager has launched a new business, PhotoGenie
providing the following services:Photo Scanning & Organisation.PhotoGenie
will not only convert your albums & shoeboxes full of photos into digital files, but they will sort both your physical & digital photos into chronological order. Your scanned files will have the date that the image was actually taken (rather than the date it was scanned) and the filenames will also be descriptive.Negative Film & Slide Scanning.PhotoGenie
can scan all types of film in most formats including colour negative, black & white and slide in 35mm, 120, 220, 110, 126, 127, 4x5, 5x7, 8x10. They specialise in digitising large quantities of 35mm slides allowing you to see what you have in your collection, offering both an essentials package as well as an archival solution. Photo Restoration & Colourisation.PhotoGenie
will breathe new life into your old or damaged photos by removing tears, stains and marks. They can also convert your black and white photos into colour. They work on a high resolution digital copy of your image leaving the original photo untouched.Digital Photo Organisation.PhotoGenie
will systematically gather all of your digital photos from all of your devices including cloud services and centralise them into one place. They will then remove all of the duplicates and reorganise the photos chronologically for you. Video Tapes & Movie Film Digitisation.PhotoGenie
uses broadcast quality equipment to convert your videos and home movies to high-quality digital files, allowing you to easily enjoy them on your TV, computer, or tablet.
They can convert most formats including VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video8, Digital8, Betamax, Mini DV, Super8, 8mm & 16mm. If the dates and titles of the movies are provided the digital files will be updated with correct capture dates and descriptive titles. Archiving & Backup Solutions.PhotoGenie
knows all about the art of Digital Asset Management (DAM) and can advise you on how to effectively & systematically back up your photos using the 3-2-1 backup method.