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#829202 - Wed Oct 03 2012 04:44 PM Transferring old slides to computer
Christinap Offline
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In the loft we have boxes and boxes of old slides. I've seen adverts for these machines that scan them and put them onto either an SD card or straight to your computer. Has anyone got or used one of these and are they any good?

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#829247 - Wed Oct 03 2012 08:02 PM Re: Transferring old slides to computer [Re: Christinap]
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I have an Epson scanner which came with a slide attachment - it's not automatic, you have to load the slides into the holder manually. It holds four slides at a time, which makes doing boxes and boxes tedious, but it works nicely. If you have lots of time available, you might consider similar.

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#829308 - Thu Oct 04 2012 06:47 AM Re: Transferring old slides to computer [Re: ertrum]
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I'm looking at this as my winter project when I can't get out in the garden every day so not too worried about the time it takes.

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#829335 - Thu Oct 04 2012 10:03 AM Re: Transferring old slides to computer [Re: Christinap]
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In that case, and assuming you don't already have a scanner, methinks you could do far worse than find a general purpose scanner that has transparancy abilities.
Once you're done scanning in the slides, you can have a start on all the prints you probably also have smile

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#829348 - Thu Oct 04 2012 11:05 AM Re: Transferring old slides to computer [Re: ertrum]
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Only a few dozen albums full - nothing major!

Sounds like good advice, thanks

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