How how do I copy slides from my flatbed scanner

  Tabatha 13:01 21 Jan 2003
  Tabatha 13:01 21 Jan 2003


I've just purchased a flatbed scanner (Astra Slim) from Umax. Read all the instructions ok. But there's nothing that I can see about copying slides.

Have managed to scan photo's etc, so was just wondering, do I need to buy an attachment or something?

Please help.

  Elrond 13:03 21 Jan 2003

I think you need a 35mm transparency adapter. You can buy scanners that coe with them. So if you could take back your new one you may be able to swap and pay a little extra for one with this capability

  hoverman 13:11 21 Jan 2003

The Epson Perfection 1660 Photo, which I have, is great at scanning slides. It has a slide and film adapter(35mm only for both) which you place on the glass and a built-in light in the lid.

  fudge 13:11 21 Jan 2003

You can buy adapters for many scanners, which are quite cheap. Or stand alone film scanners for better results. Try click here

  Tabatha 14:43 21 Jan 2003

Hi again

Thanks so much for all your help. Fudge. I logged on to Jessops. Just wondering - do transparency adaptors have to be compatible? Or can I buy any?

If you could let me know.


  siouxah1 16:51 21 Jan 2003

Hi there Tabatha,

In respect of the Jessops film scanners. I would expect the dedicated slide/negative scanners to work with twain drivers. This means that they will be useable in any of your photo editing progs that support twain. Which should be most.

I use the Microtek 35 1800, which is the same as the Jessops. This works well with mounted and strip transparencies. The scanning of negatives might need a bit of colour correction work in some case.

regards Brian

  pj123 18:16 21 Jan 2003

I have a film scanner that take 35mm only. Negatives and slides. It's yours for £20 plus the delivery charge if you want it?>

  Tabatha 10:18 22 Jan 2003

pj123. Yes. Definately. Have you still got instructions, etc? I live in Suffolk, so let me know about post etc.,

Post a message soon, and we can discuss delivery.


Thanks for your help.

  pj123 13:55 23 Jan 2003


yes I got everything with it including the box it came in.

I am in Norwich. I will check its weight and let you know the delivery, unless you come into Norwich at any time and then you could pick it up.


  Tabatha 15:07 23 Jan 2003


If you could work out the postage for me that would be great as I will not be 'down your way' for a while.

Shame really because we were on holiday in Cromer for the weekend of the 11th, and came home the Norwich way.

Isn't it amazing, out of all the people who must write on these boards, that you should live so near to me!

Post soon, to let me know. Then I will forward name and address, etc.,


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