Scanner For Negatives And Slides? do I need a new scanner?
Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:53 PM
If you need a scanner with that feature can anyone recommend a decent one that isn't too expensive? I have a feeling that I may be the one to scan a lot of slides! :-)
Thanks for your help ladies!
Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:43 PM
Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:52 PM
Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:53 PM
But, I ran a google search, to see if there was some neat, niffty little doodad you could pick up cheaply, and I ran across this site. It sounds cool and plausible, but I've never tried to scan slides, so I couldn't say if it really works.
How to Scan 35 mm Slides On a Flatbed Scanner
Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:48 PM
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:03 AM
Flatbeds need attachments in order to scan negatives or slides, and not all scanners have such attachments. Also check out the scanning ppi (dpi) capability when you're checking out scanners. If you scan a 1 inch x 1 inch image at 600 ppi, then when you convert it to 300 ppi it becomes 2" x 2". Sooo... that same image scanned at 1200 ppi becomes 4" x 4" when converted to 300 ppi. That's still not very big - just something to think about.
Good luck with your quest.
Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:15 AM
I have an Epson stylus 3170. I've had it a few years and it does both slides and negatives. It has plastic flat panels that you set the slides, neg. in. It does a good job but is very time consuming.
My parents took thousands of slides and I don't think I'll ever get thru them all!
Check out the Epson on the internet.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:51 PM
Any other people using the special slide scanners? What make/model? Care to share a little about your experience? My dad has taken tons of slides over the years. Some of which I'd like to scan for my use (things from my childhood). He would, too, and wants to buy a slide scanner (that we can share, yay!) if I can find out more about them.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:05 PM
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Posted 12 April 2008 - 10:12 AM
I recently found some negatives I want to scan, so I'll be trying that too. Just had to share because I was so excited to find these particular negatives, I had no idea I even had them, but I looked on a whim and there they are!
Okay, back to what I am supposed to be doing... LOL!
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:56 PM
These kind of scanners can be had for little money, I think I paid about $120 almost 2 years ago now for my Epson Perfection (1280?) so they are probably even cheaper now.