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Old September 24th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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Scanning photos

Hi Everyone,

I presently have Epson 4990 to scan my photo slides. This scanning process is a great rainy day project but is a slow process. I'm looking for a service that will scan storage boxes full of slides. Has anyone heard of such a service? I keep pluging away at the puting my slides into PSE4.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old September 24th, 2006, 06:47 PM
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I'm looking for a service that will scan storage boxes full of slides. Has anyone heard of such a service?
I don't know of any other than local shops that process film, digital prints, etc. I looked into having them do it but at the price they wanted I found I could buy a film/negative scanner and do them myself. It may not be fast but it sure beat paying $0.50 to a $1.00 per slide.

My scanner will do up to 6 35mm negatives and/or 4 slides at a time.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 06:56 PM
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Don't know where you live, but good old Walmart will convert slides to a CD for a very low fee. It worked for me.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 07:04 PM
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John, I'm in the same boat. I looked around for a service and came up with the same number Wayne did...a minimum of $.50 per slide. I thought it would be very time consuming just to sort through them to pick the ones that were worth paying to have scanned. But for me the deciding factor was having to send them through the mail, then having them returned through the mail, since I didn't find a local service. It would be just my luck to lose them in transit! So I'm shopping for a film/slide scanner to do it myself.

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Old September 24th, 2006, 07:09 PM
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Hi John;

Yes the process is slow.. I have been doing many - many of mine.

The one thing I had to do was cull out the ones nobody wanted to look at.

It hurts to skip over the images, but I don't have that many years left..

Tom
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I heard about one from a podcast recently. The service was called, something like, "shoebox pictures" or it had shoebox in the title. I will see if I can find it somewhere.
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