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35mm slides to digital or photo

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by japus, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. japus

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    Recently discovered some 35mm slides from about 60 years ago in our attic
    Using a flashlight to view them we sure would enjoy a digital version or even photographs.
    Is this an option for us to pursue ?
    Thank you
     
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    You have a few options.

    1) You can purchase a 35 slide scanner that connects to a USB port on your computer. It will most likely come with software for software to operate the scanner and perform some basic adjustments, like rotating an image, adjusting the white balance, adjusting brightness and contrast, and possibly more advance features, such as removing scratches. Some scanners may have additional features like a allowing you to load up a few slides at a time and allow you to scan a lot of slides more quickly. Some may also accept uncut 35 mm slide film or negatives.

    2) Many photo processing centers like you may find at a Wal-Mart or a drug store, may offer an in house service digitizing of slides and making prints or putting them on CDs as picture files. The in house service will probably be automated and make guesses as to any corrections that may be needed. Some may offer a kiosk that will allow you to scan your own slides and do some simple touching up before ordering prints of having them burn a CD for you.

    3) Find a service that specializes in digitizing slides. You will most likely pay more per slide than option #2, but they may have a trained technician running the scanner and making corrections on a slide by slide basis.

    One disadvantage with any service that requires sending the slides to another location is that the shipment can get lost or damaged in transit.
     
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    Thanks
    There are only a few needed, will try Walmart or a like service.
     
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    Thats a great idea
    My cam has super macro
    Will try it
    thanks
     
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