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slides to jpegs


tunna72 2 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 5:56PM
can anyone put me on to a way of making all my old slides into jpegs
my printer is a hp deskjet f380

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mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:17PM
You will need either a dedicated slide scanner (about 250 and up) or a flatbed with a slide attachment (from 80 and up). The PlusTek are a good value option for dedicated scanners with Epson probably the best flatbeds.

How much you spend will depend on how many you have, the condition of the slides and their quality (were they taken with Leicas or box Brownie for example).
User_Removed 11 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:24PM
Why can't he use the scanner in his Deskjet f380? Seems you need to use a manual mode
30 Nov 2012 6:31PM
Depending on how many slides you have (and how many of them you want to scan), you may also want to consider using a reputable lab to scan them for you. If you dont shoot on neg and/or slide these days and are just archiving what you have in boxes, you may find that a new-bought dedicated scanner could end up gathering dust after a while
justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
30 Nov 2012 7:04PM
You can photograph them if you own a macro lens or any lens with a decent close-focus capability.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 7:48PM
Something like thgis might be an quick and inexpensive solution:

http://www.srb-griturn.com/slide-copier-1575-p.asp

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mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 11:35PM

Quote:Why can't he use the scanner in his Deskjet f380? Seems you need to use a manual mode


Whoops! I did not realise it had a slide scanner attachment....
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.6k 6 England
1 Dec 2012 12:14AM
Dedicated 35mm scanners can be picked up quite cheaply these days, I find the Plusteks just fine.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plustek-7400-Optic-Film-Scanner/dp/B002DUAQYA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1354320503&sr=8-7


Quote:You can photograph them if you own a macro lens or any lens with a decent close-focus capability


Even better if you have access to a spare flat screen, stick a white screen on it, lay it flat, an instant light box.
tunna72 2 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 9:13AM
tx guys for all your comments will have a look and see what suits me.

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