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Photosmith Helps You Preserve Your Photographs And Memories

By S. Mathur

Photosmith is one of the few film processing centers in the northeast region. This makes them a valuable resource for all photographers, amateurs and professionals alike. They have been a fixture at the same location in Dover, NH for over 35 years.

"We were the first (and only) photo lab between Boston and Portland 36 years ago," owner and operator Steve Frank said. "Within a few years, there were over 50 small labs within a 50 mile radius, and now there are few options left to process film and create pictures in the whole region. Our staff actually knows film and images and cares about the end result."

Photosmith now receives film from all over the world. Frank sees the work in very simple terms: the purpose is to process film and make photographic memories, in different media and digital forms.

"We are not a camera store," he said. "We just help customers make photos and preserve memories."

Clients say that they would be lost without Photosmith and the attentive staff. The lab staff is well-versed in film and processing techniques. Our counter photo specialists also keep up with current trends and are highly approachable, helping not only with your pictures, but also how to display them in a variety of appealing ways. Best of all, staff are highly approachable, helping not only with processing film but also offering advice on taking pictures with specialty cameras.

Current trends include many new ways to preserve photographic memories. The imaging center can help anyone wanting to preserve their family history.

"Many people do not realize what can be done today in the form of displaying and archiving their memories," Frank said. "We can help organize photos in to books, slide shows, and offer a variety of ways to display them on walls, too."

At Photosmith, printing pictures is not an impersonal process. Each print is actually looked at by store specialists. They will modify images for better color, precise cropping and other details. Printing is what they do at Photosmith and staff will go out of their way to make sure each image comes out just right.

Photosmith processes different kinds of film, including C-41 color print, E-6 color slide, X-process, and black and white film. Images can be printed from digital files, negatives and slides, in sizes ranging from lockets to 2 ft. x 15 ft banners. Images can be printed on greeting cards, mugs, calendars and ornaments.

Frank emphasizes that Photosmith is not a camera store, but a photo lab dedicated to one thing only.

"We are not here to 'sell you' anything, but rather help you preserve and protect your memories for generations to come," he said.

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