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[filmscanners] Re: [filmscanners_Digest] filmscanners Digest forTue 14 Oct, 2003

I would consider things a little differently.  My approach would be if
you have a small number slides to be scanned then definitely consider
using a service bureau of some sort to do it, because the slide scanner
will set you back about $300, and the learning curve can be large. The
cost per scan is probably about $.50-$.75 each, so you can get quite a
few scanned for $300 and your time to learn how to do it.  However, if
you have thousands of slides to scan, then it might be worthwhile to buy
the scanner and do it yourself, depending what you consider your time is
worth.  You may also need a CD burner to store the scans (they are
pretty big - about 30 megs each at medium resolution, 8 bit), if you
don't already. They do take time to scan, but you do have more control
over the scans if you do them yourself, you don't have to wait for the
result from the service, and you keep control of your original film,
which may protect them from loss or damage.


Paul D. DeRocco wrote:

>>From: malcolm
>>I want a scanner which I use for scanning old postcards (1900-1920's), and
>>35 mm colour slides. I use an Epson Perfection 1650. It does very
>>well with
>>the postcards, but I am not so happy with the slide results.
> If you have a large number of slides to scan, you'll probably be better off
> paying someone to scan them with an automated machine. It's a lot of work to
> do otherwise. I've had decent results with the old Kodak PhotoCD (not
> PictureCD), but that was a few years ago, and I'm sure there are better
> services out there no.
> --
> Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
> Paul                mailto:pderocco@ix.netcom.com

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