Giving New Life to Old Photos

The client has a closet full of old slides, negatives, and prints…

Most shops will scan the film to a modest image size and place them on DVDs. End of story.

Centric scans film with an image size big enough for a large LCD HDTV projection (50mb+ file size) and individually restores color and shadow detail. Centric will also rotate, crop, and batch rename the collection.

Options include:

  • Writing files to an external hard drive. Onsite installation and troubleshooting available.
  • Writing files to a self-contained viewing and sorting system such as a Mac Mini (with remote control). Includes setup of Adobe Lightroom® or other image organization software.
  • Lightroom training, including creation and viewing of instant slideshows.
  • Use of keywords in metadata so clients can type in name, date, location, or other meta fields and immediately retrieve requested images.
  • Systems are configured so clients can easily add more images

Meeting Critical Deadlines

The University of Arizona Athletic Department needed to create memorabilia for people who donated at least $20,000 toward the construction of new athletic buildings.

With their history of meeting critical deadlines, Centric was the obvious choice. From design to printing and custom framing, Centric was able to provide 252 custom 16×20 pieces in less than a week.

Finishing the work on time is one thing, but Centric was able to also come in under budget, while successfully meeting the U of A’s need for quality work.

Working With the Community

Local artist Moira Geoffrion was contacted by by the popular TV show Extreme Makeover to provide large giclée art reproductions for the new Extreme Makeover house in Tucson, Arizona.

Moira has been a long-time client of Centric photo and she contacted Centric to help in printing her artwork.

Centric donated:

  • Reproduction and repair services on old family photos to use on the walls of the newly built home.
  • Use of the Centric Photo lab to print newly photographed images of the family.
  • Custom framing for forty images, completed in about three days.
  • Archivally printed canvases of Moira’s artwork

It always seems to happen when big projects are on the line: Centric Photo becomes the center for collaboration between the client (in this case, Extreme Makeover), the artist, the photographer, and more. On this project, Julie Jenkins, Centric’s lead member on this project, worked directly with the artist and photographer to help reduce the load on the Extreme staff.

The Extreme Makeover Home Edition aired on ABC on March 22, 2009.

Case Studies