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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by birdog2, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. birdog2

    birdog2 Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys...Is anyone aware of a program for scanning slides on
    a PC ? We have hundreds dating back to the mid 50s and would
    love to be able to put them on disc, most of the negatives are
    missing so we only have the slides themselves to work with.
    Would really appreciate any help we could get....thanks.
    birdog2:confused:
     
  2. Gnosisless

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    You need a special flatbed scanner attachment to do even a fair job of scanning slides. Most scanners that have these attachments, or the attachments purchased separately, will come with some basic software to edit/touch up the color balance and such after scanning. Of course, you can always get Adobe Photoshop :D .

    Another option is a dedicated film scanner. If you plan on scanning hundreds of slides, this is probably your best option, if you have the funds. A decent model for casual scanning can be had for $300 (and WAY up from there):

    Here are a couple of links to get you started:

    http://www.techtv.com/freshgear/bestofces/story/0,23008,3368065,00.html

    http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2703836,00.html
     
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  4. birdog2

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    Thanks Gnosisless and Hewee....it would have taken me forever to come up with the info you guys supplied, my query has been
    answered .
    birdog2:D
     
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