Solved Converting old slides to digital pics

July 15, 2013 at 22:37:44
Specs: Windows 7, don't know
Hi. I have a box of old slides that were my grandmother's and I'd like to convert them. How can I do this myself, or do I have to take them somewhere? Thank you

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#1
July 15, 2013 at 23:37:58
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Most of the time that's done with a pretty high quality scanner. There's some info here:

http://www.andromeda.com/people/ddy...

and

http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?...

Those turned up first in a convert slides digital google search.

If you have a good scanner you could try that. Usually you need an adapter for it work with slides. Or you can try the other methods suggested such as taking a high quality photo of the projected slide. The good thing is you'll still have the slide so you can always try another method.

But unless you're dealing with a huge number of slides it's probably going to be cheaper to have it done professionally. I'll bet the photo shop at your local wal mart could do it.


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#2
July 17, 2013 at 14:50:07
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Scanner...

Lots of inexpensive options in the link above. I bought a cheap negative scanner and did tons of old slides from the 40's for a client. It worked great. I wouldn't get the slides done professionaly as suggested....much cheaper done at home.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions</F


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#3
July 18, 2013 at 17:53:25
I did some checking around. Wal mart said they didn't do it. Walgreens does it but they have to send them off to their main photo processing office. They charge 49 cents per slide plus $9.99 for the blank DVD to put them on with up to 500 slides per DVD. That would be quite a bit if you have several hundred you wanted to convert but she said they usually run a discount of 15% once a month. You'll probably find other places that can do it but I imagine the lower priced ones will compare with walgreens prices.

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#4
July 22, 2013 at 20:00:26
Thank you all for your replies!
It sounds interesting to scan these slides. I'm just not sure how to get these tiny pics scanned into a larger view. I'd like to somehow get them into regular 4x6 or 5x7 photos...can you advise?
Thanks again:)

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July 22, 2013 at 21:48:17

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#6
July 22, 2013 at 22:13:15
If you want to make regular printed pictures from the slides you don't need to convert them to digital. A photo shop can do that. Of course if you still wanted to do it yourself you can convert them to digital and then print them out.

If you do it yourself I'd get one of the devices XPUser4Real linked to. The ion audio Pics to SD looks nice.

As far as the pictures on the slides being small, remember sildes are just like photo negatives and negatives are blown up to make prints.


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#7
July 29, 2013 at 10:47:36
if in the uk, get one of these http://www.maplin.co.uk/gadgets-and...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#8
December 27, 2013 at 21:48:25
Thank you everyone!!!!! Now I have some options here:) (Still want to do it myself..my thought is that I want to go to my dad's home on his b-day (he'll be 73) and just out-of-the-blue either give him a book of these slides, or show them onto a blank wall lol ...since they actually belong to his late mother)
K

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#9
December 27, 2013 at 22:14:02
That sounds like a good idea. Hope it works out.

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#10
December 27, 2013 at 22:29:07
Thanks Dave...I'm on disability so I have no other choice other than to do it myself...but I`m sure there are programs, etc. out there that will help; plus this site never fails to give great advice:)
Take care
Karen

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