Solved Converting old slides into 4x6 photos using a scanner?

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January 18, 2014 at 17:27:19
Specs: Windows 7, don't know
Hi, I was asking about this before and would like more help/clarification. I have a box of my grandma's slides and want to scan them & save them to my computer in a common size..aka 4x6 so that I can share them with family online (fb) and also so that I can print them. I tested one slide, it scans fine but it is tiny and therefore just a little 'blur' lol...is there a way to do what I'm asking, or do I have to take it somewhere to have it done? Thanks in advance:)

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January 20, 2014 at 16:44:20
You actually need a slide scanner....just an All-in-one will not work for you
Here is an example:
http://www.amazon.com/DBTech-35mm-S...
That is quite inexpensive

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January 18, 2014 at 18:07:10
Has your scanner got options to scan it higher quality, many do? If so change the setting, which will produce a larger file and picture size.

Otherwise there are scanners that do this, something I've done perfectly many times in the past with a scanner that is so old it will only work on XP and below. It would of-course have to be a photo scanner.

It is possible to increase the size of a picture with software but because the original is small the results will be very poor indeed. They have to "start" big as part of the scanning process.

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January 18, 2014 at 18:48:52
Thank you. Can you explain settings and how changing settings will change the scan? I've never tried changing settings; just used the scanner 'as is' lol.

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January 19, 2014 at 09:27:24
There might not be any - it all depends on the scanner. It is usually somewhere on screen when you prepare for scanning. Let me know the scanner make and model number and I'll see if there is any info on it.

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January 20, 2014 at 05:37:30
HP Deskjet 3050A J611 Series...

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January 20, 2014 at 07:46:00
See page 26 of the manual here:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...
See this bit in particular:
"To resize the image, select Copy from the printer display, then select Settings. From the Copy Settings menu select Resize"

Some experimentation might be necessary. If you go too large it might produce a very big file and take a long time to scan.


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January 20, 2014 at 16:44:20
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You actually need a slide scanner....just an All-in-one will not work for you
Here is an example:
http://www.amazon.com/DBTech-35mm-S...
That is quite inexpensive

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January 20, 2014 at 16:59:16

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January 20, 2014 at 17:06:27
Thank you for your advice:)

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