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Is there any reasonably price scanner made just for this purpose?
After two hours surfing all I have found is a couple of $2000+ machines. Those look like museum or archival quality resolution, I don't need that.
There are actually around 4000 slides, but I can eliminate 2/3 of them as being worth the effort just by tossing them on an old light box I got a few years back.
But still 1500 is a lot - and it seems that the average scan speed for high res is 2-3 minutes each.
I might have to rethink this. I suspect there are probably only maybe 200-300 slides really worth saving, or at least worthy of hi-res scans. I really don't feel like spending like what seems to be $600+ for an automated scanner that will only ever be used once.
I considered just having it done by a commercial place, but the cheapest one was around $1.50 per slide + some other fees.
[edited by: Wlauzon at 9:56 pm (utc) on Aug. 21, 2007]
Slides dating from the '60s through '80s undoubtedly will have lost a lot of detail and have some color shifts. You can fix all of this in photoshop, but will probably spend a lot of time trying to do so. A bit pricy -- but well worth it -- are a set of Kodak plug-ins for photoshop. They're great time savers.