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Tedious is what I would like to reduce, I had a slide scanner, it crashed the pc every time I tried to install the software.
I have several thousand slides, and similar b/w negatives, of my parents travels in the 50s and 60s and beyond, that I would like to do something other than chuck them on a bonfire.
Some of the colour slides are already starting to show decay on the colour, generally AGFA (I was an AGFA fan as a kid) and the odd Ektachrome back then.
Originally Posted by steelemonkey
I have a Plustek slide/negative scanner like this: https://www.wexphotovideo.com/pluste...anner-1530236/. The quality is ok (quite marvellous compared to scans from a £50 scanner like this https://www.wexphotovideo.com/lomogr...anner-1542433/).
The main issue you will have is with time. It really does take a long time to do the scanning if you want quality.
I have an Epson flat bed scanner with a lightbox attachment. If you scan slides and negatives at the highest resolution, it does take a fair bit of time but the results are reasonable.
Hmm. Christmas is coming...
Originally Posted by witchieblackcat
Currently on ebay for £550:
That will give you about 24 MP images from 35mm slides
Scan your slides and sell it!
I got a large batch of slides digitised by DSCL - they did a good job but it was in the region of 50p per slide. If I had had the opportunity to review them all first, I would probably have skipped at least half of them and saved quite a lot of money. If you're going to scan them yourself that Nikon is probably the best bet (and should be easy to sell on) but you still need to invest quite a lot of time.
The Nikon is a lovely piece of kit. I borrowed one from a member of the previous incarnation of this place and was eternally grateful. However, there are issues: The Coolscan stuff is a long way out of date re: drivers etc so it's a bit of a pig to set up on a modern operating system - I think I was using Windows XP at the time which says how long ago it was and how much worse it could have got.
Originally Posted by Energy58
Now I have one, the Plustek is probably a better bet and is cheaper.
My old Epson Scanner is no longer supported by Windows drivers but it is supported by Vuscan which is what I use. The S/W supports a wide range of scanners which are not supported directly by windows.