35mm slides


PhotoGraphic Specialties uses Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 version 1 to create 35mm slides. We accept PhotoDraw 2000 .mix files.

Before you begin to create your slides in PhotoDraw, go to the "File" drop-down menu and choose "Picture Setup". Set "Picture size" to "Default Picture", "Width" to "2048 px", "Height" to 1364 px", "Orientation" to "Landscape", "Units" to "Pixels", "Color" to "Black", and click on "OK". (Remember that Windows shows everything you create on a default of white paper, and since slide film is black before you begin, you want to have a black page on your screen so you can see what your image will really look like on the slide.)

When you save your file, go to the drop-down menu in the upper left of your screen; choose "File," then "Save As," and save the file as a .mix file. Do not save the drawing "as one object", as the file size will be larger than otherwise would be the case. We have all the typefaces which came with Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 as well as with Windows, but not all of them are installed on our machine permanently, so tell us the fonts you used in your 35mm slides to avoid font substitution.

Photographic Specialties is no longer producing slides and transparencies. I have been self-employed for 35 years, but looking forward to retirement since my wife died five years ago. With the decline of conventional photography and the recent recession, the availability of film and chemicals as well as the volume of work has declined to such an extent that it is no longer possible to have fresh chemicals to develop film. I hope that if you still need conventional slides and transparencies, you will be able to find someone who can produce them for you. Thank you for your orders over the years.

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