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Slides to Digital. Any recommended sites?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: December 12, 2020 01:43PM
Just inherited 600 kodak slides from the family of my dad, and I want to get them turned into digital jpgs. Nothing fancy required, no prints will ever be made. these are not heirlooms. Just want to review the jpgs and send around any of the best ones to extended family.

If any of you have a company you've used, please pass it along.



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Re: Slides to Digital. Any recommended sites?
Posted by: pdq
Date: December 12, 2020 02:35PM
Years ago I checked and the cheapest services sent the slides off to India, IIRC.

That didn’t work for me. Nothing against India, but I didn’t want these particular ones to go that far from home.
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Posted by: rz
Date: December 12, 2020 03:38PM
There's a company in South Florida that does them. Can't remember the name, but Groupon often has a deal with them. Check their website. It's not cheap, but they don't send them to another country. I'm leery of sending irreplaceable things like that through the mail, so I've bought a decent scanner and intend to eventually do it myself. Just gotta find the time.
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Posted by: MarkD
Date: December 12, 2020 03:43PM
Using scanCafe for about 10 years. They have some US options and the work is good. have discounts running at least every holiday.
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Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: December 12, 2020 06:42PM
I've had good experience with ScanCafe—years ago.

But I wonder if the SlideScan app might more easily do what you want. If you along the way find a couple dozen slides that are worth extra care, you can send those off to ScanCafe or ScanmyPhotos.com.
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Posted by: bazookaman
Date: December 12, 2020 07:01PM
I just sent a bunch of pics off to ScanCafe. I've not got them back yet. I suppose the only thing I can say thus far is the send off process was pretty seamless and they take a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. So long in fact, that I just received a shipment notification and I had to look it up b/c I couldn't remembered what I'd ordered.



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Posted by: davester
Date: December 12, 2020 08:24PM
digmypics.com is highly rated and does all their work in the US.



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Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 12, 2020 09:55PM
It’s pretty time consuming to scan pics at home. Last time I looked at doing that it was 1-2min per slide plus loading and unloading. Not counting editing that could be 30+ hours for those 600 slides. Then there’s sorting. My dad has been “planning to do that” for years. He gets them done little by little.



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Re: Slides to Digital. Any recommended sites?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: December 12, 2020 11:33PM
"Real" slide scanning at home is indeed time-consuming, but a workflow like SlideScan just uses the increasingly good cameras on an iPhone and some sort of backlight—just a monitor, for instance—to get a "pretty good" image very quickly.

You'll still need to get the dust off the film, and a lot of slides will need to be lightened and made less contrasty using some sort of Adjustments. I was suggesting it as a high-speed workflow for getting through lots of slides, setting aside those that look interesting enough to make a "real" scan and do some color correction.
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