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Old 05-13-2017, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Converting old slides to digital?

I'm visiting my mother this weekend and I ran across a case containing hundreds of old slides - pics my dad took from the late 1940's through the mid 60's. After I go through them all (I have a viewer) I will want to get some of them digitized. I see a few places online that provide that service - can any of you photogs give me a recommendation?
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:40 PM   #2
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I'd like to do this also.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:44 PM   #3
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Find a local place that specializes in copies and such. They usually do this type of thing.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:52 PM   #4
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These services can be expensive. I've used a flatbed scanner to do it in the past. It's time consuming and if the slides are dusty, well, that can be a problem. I ultimately decided to do it myself with a scanner. That way I can crop and edit while my next one is scanning. Just take your time.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:54 PM   #5
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http://www.diyphotography.net/build-...de-scanner-10/

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Old 05-15-2017, 04:00 PM   #6
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If you want to do it yourself, you could use something like this for good quality and a faster workflow:

https://www.amazon.com/Wolverine-Mig..._title_ce?th=1

Or something like this for higher quality, although slower:

https://www.amazon.com/Epson-Perfect...slide+scanners
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I've heard of folks projecting the slides onto a screen and photographing them with their digital camera. Although probably the fastest method, I feel it would give images of lesser quality. I hope those old slides are on Kodachrome.
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