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Neil Winchurst wrote:
I have been having a sort out at home and have come across a stack of old family photo slides. When I say old, some of them from more than forty years ago. I had forgotten about them. Back in those days the common way to take family photos was by using slide film. So my question, what is the best way to transfer such pictures to my computer? I do not have a scanner, but anyway, I do not think that a scanner copes very well with slides. Perhaps there are specialised types. There are also some colour prints, incidentally, but not many. I am running Kubuntu Hardy, if that is relevant. Thanks for any suggestions, ideas Neil
Hi Neil,I use an Epson Perfection V200 Photo. It's a flatbed scanner with a separate frame that will either hold 6 slides at once, or flipped the other way round, 6 negatives on a strip.
Unfortunately they are no longer sold (at least not by Ebuyer) but they should be available on the likes of Ebay.
This software seems to do the job for normal and photo scanning - unknown if it's Open Source or not:- http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do
TBH I'm not convinced a camera based slide copier is a quicker *or* more reliable solution as a) you can only scan one slide at a time and b) you're wholly reliant on ambient light levels in the location you are talking the pictures being consistent. A flatbed with a negative/slide copier is a much better solution IMHO.
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