[SlideCube] Scanners

Tony Vigue tvigue at adelphia.net
Wed Nov 29 18:22:53 PST 2006

Thanks Bob, I will copy her (him?) on this. I agree that for most slides, 
especially Kodacolor at ASA25 which does not enlarge well, your method would 
work just fine. I have not completed my slides, only experimented with doing 
what you did, also tried an old RasterOPs unit with pretty good results and 
also used a Minolta Auto Bellows III slide copier that I have left over from 
my Army days in the late 60's. The biggest problem, if you could call it 
that, is corner distortion, but who looks at the corners anyway and besides, 
they can be cropped. All three methods have their drawbacks and advantages, 
but I also agree that you need a good digital imaging program to correct for 
aging and color issues. I have had good results with Adobe ImageReady, but 
any program that will do the basics seem to be fine. My problem is finding 
the time to do them, one at a time, over a thousand I am sure. They are all 
in cubes right now and I need to tweek my projector and just DO IT before I 
Thanks again and take care,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Dunham" <rdunham45 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Tony Vigue" <tvigue at adelphia.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [SlideCube] Scanners

> Tony,
>    You might pass this on to Bev, as it appears you have completed your 
> slides.  I use a digital camera.  I think it works as good or better than 
> a scanner.  I set the camera up on a tripod behind the slide projector. I 
> project the slides on a new, unmarked or damaged posterboard, and just 
> take a digital picture of the slide projection.  Once I get thru the 
> slides, I just take the disc to the computer and copy them on to the hard 
> drive.  I have found that Nero Photosnap does a great job of correcting 
> the color whenever it looks like it needs it.
> Cheers, Bob Dunham
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tony Vigue" <tvigue at adelphia.net>
> To: "bev gyori" <bgyori at shaw.ca>; <slidecube at armory.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [SlideCube] Scanners
>> Hi Bev, hope this helps.
>> -tv
>> Taken from www.cnet.com
>> http://reviews.cnet.com/Epson_Perfection_V700_Photo/4505-3136_7-31779762.html
>> CNET editors' review
>> Reviewed by: Lori Grunin
>> Reviewed on 10/12/06    Release date: 3/17/06
>> "I'm sitting on 1,000 slides. What's the best way to get them into the 
>> computer?" is a frequently asked question I get from both friends and 
>> readers. Of course, the easiest solution is to send them off to someone 
>> else. But that can get expensive, and many people don't want to subject 
>> their prized photos to the disinterested hands of a technician. That 
>> leaves you with a scanner as your only option. For speedy, unattended 
>> scanning, a dedicated slide scanner with an automatic feeder, such as the 
>> Nikon Coolscan V, is a good bet. After you're done with the slides, 
>> though, it becomes an expensive paperweight. So after the costs and 
>> benefits play out, your best overall choice turns out to be a really good 
>> flatbed scanner--like the Epson Perfection V700.
>> The V700 improves upon its popular predecessor, the Perfection 4990 Pro, 
>> not to mention that it beats that model's price by about $50. You might 
>> also notice, however, that its design radically differs from last year's 
>> models; a switch from all rounded curves to sharp angles and corners. I 
>> happen to prefer the flat-topped version, because every large object on 
>> my desk must be able to hold a pile of something or other. Speaking of 
>> which, you'll need to allocate a big chunk of desk space for the V700: 6 
>> by 12 by 20 inches.
>> Epson includes a variety of carriers in the box: one holds 12 slides, 
>> another four six-frame film strips, one for two 4x5 transparencies, and 
>> one for eight medium-format frames. They're all well designed and easy to 
>> load, and they each snap into a notch to lock in place on the scanbed. My 
>> biggest problem with the myriad mounts is finding places to put them. A 
>> version of the V700, the V750-M Pro, also offers a liquid mount, as used 
>> by drum scanners. This allows the film to press directly against the 
>> glass, which maximizes sharpness and minimizes artifacts. Though the V700 
>> doesn't supply this, it does use separate lenses for reflective 
>> (hard-copy) and transmissive (slides and negatives) originals; since the 
>> latter generally need to be optically enlarged far more than the former, 
>> the lenses need to be optimized differently. One lens is designed for 
>> optimum resolving at a horizontal resolution of 4,800dpi, the other, 
>> 6,400dpi. Of course, the scanner can interpolate way beyond that, and for 
>> small originals, you generally find yourself in interpolation territory.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "bev gyori" <bgyori at shaw.ca>
>> To: <slidecube at armory.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:37 PM
>> Subject: [SlideCube] (no subject)
>> How do you scan slides to digital format?
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