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dun

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Raining again. I was ruammaging aorund in aa locset and found a bunch of slide projector carousels from the 70's. Cuirous if there is a method, short of projecting them on a screen and snapping a picture, of getting these slides made digital. As best I can tell they;re from the old Riverside speedway in CA and maybe some of Ontario also.

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dun for some reason I'm thinking WalMart can convert slides to pictures and maybe in the process could store the images on a CD. If not you may be able to send them to Kodak or someone like that.
 

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Rummaging in closets is like a treasure hunt!
Yes, there are media places that provide this service. Where I go to get important pics developed, they do this. It is a privatly owwned camera shop, so the name means nothing to you I think, but there are certainly places out there that do it. Cost is more reasonable than you might think.
 
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Thanks, never thought of wallyworld or may whalgrens. That's all that's around here short of goign to springfield
 

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Glad to see this question posted. I'm in the same boat, but I want to know what the slides are before paying to have them converted. Can't tell much by holding them up to a light. Had a hard time finding anyone that has a slide projector, but finally found one (I think). They're not sure if it works. It is quite an adventure.

About when did the slide fad run out? By what I have, it must have been about 1960. Them was the good old days...........
 
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Jim62":h6id2pyo said:
Glad to see this question posted. I'm in the same boat, but I want to know what the slides are before paying to have them converted. Can't tell much by holding them up to a light. Had a hard time finding anyone that has a slide projector, but finally found one (I think). They're not sure if it works. It is quite an adventure.

About when did the slide fad run out? By what I have, it must have been about 1960. Them was the good old days...........

For a real challenge, try finding a projector bulb. I was lucky that I had a spare
 

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Yes you can. A few years ago I needed to convert a bunch of old slides so that I could use them in Powerpoint. I did some searching and found my cheapest route was to buy a flatbed scanner that had this capability. I bought a HP scanner that comes with a little prism that you insert the slide in and place on the scanner. It worked really well and the scanner was about 100 bucks. I have long lost the prism device but use the scanner all the time now to scan photographs and other documents.
 

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Wonder if that prism thing would be something available to use with scanners other than HP ?

That whole process sounds too easy......... :D .....Gotta do some googling
 

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I have a scanner with a frame that holds slides for scanning. Does 12 at a time.

I would scan them using 600 DPI at least for clarity, resize the image, and convert them to a lower resolution if need be.
 
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