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Scanning slides??

Posted by craftyc (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 11, 09 at 16:31

We have about a ga-zillion slides (more or less!) and would like to buy one of the slide scanners to transfer them to computer etc. Does anyone have any experience with any of them, recommendations etc ? Is it a pretty tedious process? I have a scanner that has some sort of mechanism for scanning slides, but seems like it would really take quite a while to use it. any suggestions, help, hints or advice? Thanks!

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RE: Scanning slides??

I too have an attachment that you have to set up which I thought a pain so never tried it out to see if it worked good.

Good luck.

RE: Scanning slides??

Hi CraftyC,
As a matter of fact I just did some slide scanning. I have a Cannon scanner and there is a plastic device that is under the top of the scanner. It works great! Yes is a little time consuming as mine only does two slides at a time, but well worth it.

RE: Scanning slides??

I use an older Epson 1240U and it is tedious. Perhaps some day I will finish the ones sitting along side my computer table. I see that HP has a photo scanner, HP Scanjet G4050, that does as many as 16 slides at a time and sells for anywhere from about $100 to $200 -- Amazon to other places, new and used. It can scan 30 frames of 35mm strips at one time. PC Magazine gave it a pretty good rating. It took about a minute and a half to prescan and scan the 16. Compared to my older Epson that is speedy.

RE: Scanning slides??

Sorry --- A follow-up to my comment about the HP G4050 scanner. I subsequently read a user comment that went as follows: "I've got this down to a mini-science that I can set up 16 slides for scanning, set my kitchen timer for 23 minutes, and come back and view the images." This a bit different from that I read at the PC Mag review of the scanner. Based on that comment I would conclude that about a half hour was needed to do a set-up and save of the 16 slides.

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