I have a large collection of personal 35mm slides from my Screen-and-Projector days. I would like to convert these to digital pics on my hard drive. Does anyone have any experience with a slide-scanner and how well they do. I'm not looking to part with too many bucks...a frugal version would suit me just fine since this will be a one-shot deal. -- Vic
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Mar 25, 2011 16:57:09 GMT -5
You know Vic.... one of my scanners (several years ago) came with a negative, and a I think 35 mm slide reader/converter... It was an HP product I think and it wasn't expensive. ($200 bucks maybe) I only used it as a converter (for negatives) a few times but it worked great. Never tried it on slides but....
I had an HP that also could do negatives. I tried it once but didn't know what I was doing and not successful. It had a place just to put the negative. My software on my computer got messed up and something that has never worked right again. I don't know just how to do negatives.
GUESS WHAT, I have one. I didn't realize it did slides. I only recently thought about slides. My scanner is probably outdated as I think I have had it about 7 years. You can look and probably find something comparable. This scanner was not expensive. Must be the one I tried negative.
Mine is an HP Scanjet 3970. I found this link below on CNET. You can get the idea. They are probably common. Now I really should try. I still need my Director/Software whatever.
Chris, thanks so much for the suggestion. I actually did it and then remembered that is not the problem. Something happened to my computer probably couple years ago. Most of it works. They could not get all of it back together. I couldn't afford a new one. This one is fine except for what does not work.
I cannot use IE nor can I get the Director for my scanjet. I can scan pictures and they just go in a folder and I fix them in my Adobe but no where I can change any settings for the scanner.
There is another part of the computer that is lost along with the Director. Something with the Imaging.
This is what happens when I try to open it. Thanks again. I appreciate it.