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Maria Zammit
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/24/2007

Converting Color Slides to Digital Files

Is it possible to convert color slides to digital photos?

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4/27/2007 1:30:56 PM

Suzanne Colson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2006
  I had a scanner a year or two back that had an attachment that allowed color slides to be scanned relatively easy. It was inexpensive so the scanned quality wasn't the greatest.

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4/27/2007 1:33:18 PM

doug Nelson   Sure. There are film scanners, with the best bang for the buck being the $500 Nikon V model. Short of paying 10K and up for a drum scanner, its a good choice. There is a learning curve, and you should be proficient with Elements or Photoshop.
Epson makes scanners that can do 12 slides at a time. The scans are reasonably good, if you don't enlarge beyond about 11 x 14, and the software is pretty easy to use.
An alternative is to have your very best ones scanned professionally. This process is too expensive to have all your slides scanned.
Once you have the slide as a digital file, you can print it on your own inkjet paper (on photo quality paper), or have a shop print it.

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4/27/2007 2:32:03 PM

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