picture slides

  phild 08:19 19 Dec 2006

goodmorning.. can anyone please tell me if there is such a gadget out there that can enable you to put picture slides on to your pc. any help would be greatly appreciated

regards phil

  Gongoozler 09:14 19 Dec 2006

Hi Phil. There are specialist slide scanners, but I use an Epson Perfection 3490 Photo flatbed scanner which does a very acceptable job of scanning slides. click here

  jack 09:17 19 Dec 2006

Good morning Phil
You are not very cogent there
I assume you mean photographic transparencies?
The answer is to this is Yes.
If you have only one or two the best way is to take them to someone like Jessops or Boots or a supermarket processing station where they will be scanned and burned to a CD.

If this promises to be an ongoing project then you need a 'Light in Lid' scanner- that is a standard scanner with a transparency device built in.
In addition there are[or perhaps were]dedicated transparency scanners available, but at high cost and I suspect for normal 'consumer' needs somewhat over specified.
So option [1] A fiver at the shop should cover a disc of 100 or so images.
[2]£50/120 should buy a suitable scanner.
Check out the specs at the scanner makers websites Epson/Canon/HP typically

  Diemmess 09:24 19 Dec 2006

Having recently bought an Epson V100 for normal flatbed purposes, I am delighted with its ability to make excellent digital copies of old Kodachome transparencies.

The scanner has a separate lamp in the lid for tranmitted light and the software controls which does what.

It will only take 4 slides at a time in a special frame supplied, or a film strip of 6 shots, but very good for saving your special treasures.

  phild 10:02 19 Dec 2006

thanks for your help guys...just what i needed, much appreciated....best wishes to you all for xmas and the new year

kind regards phil

  Bagsey 10:14 19 Dec 2006

Have a look at this these are what I have used to scan all of my slides. Not the best but go cheap.
click here

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