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Slide scanner.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by e-dog, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. e-dog

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    Tried a search for this topic, says there is nothing. Have lots of old (1950's) slides that I want to scan into Photshop. A lot were night photo's and are dark which is not a problem with a projector. Is there a scanner that will let me adjust the brightness befor I scan?? My flatbed just scans dark blobs. A process?? Any comments/recommendations appreciated.
     
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    you need to use a proper slide scanner , there where quite a few made what size are the slides ?
     
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    2" x 2". I tried a couple of photo forums and the general opinion of slide scanners is they are only as good as the slides themselves and I'm better off having them done professionally. Whats your opinion on that?
     
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    I agree - I have scanned 100s of 35mm slides on a Nikon Slide Scanner - and yep the quality is as good as the slide - BUT in photoshop you can do an amazing amount of adjustments to improve the image

    2" x 2" slides will need kit that can accommodate them, and not a normal size , so the answer maybe to have them professionally scanned and then you can play with photoshop and take the time to improve
     
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    Thanks for responding, I think pro is the way to go.
     
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    yes, i have used slide copiers before - once you get the lightening correct it can be very good - a little trail and error for setting the rig up and lighting - but that was in the days of film - with digital it should be much quicker
     
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