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480sparky
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p.1 #1 · What have I done to myself?


New toy arrived this morning: A Plustek OpticFilm 8200i film/slide scanner. Just firing it up and playing with it now. I've got thousands of slides to go through, dating from the '50's to the early '80s.

Details later..........



May 15, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #2 · What have I done to myself?


Well there goes your spare time.


May 15, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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480sparky wrote:
New toy arrived this morning: A Plustek OpticFilm 8200i film/slide scanner. Just firing it up and playing with it now. I've got thousands of slides to go through, dating from the '50's to the early '80s.

Details later..........


Uh, my wife got the exact same scanner (which I still have in a box buried deep) but she just announced that she's culled the 75 years of family slides down to one bankers box from six. I guess I should be grateful. As for what have you done to yourself - the world screwed comes to mind

Robert



May 15, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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The vast majority of the thousands of slides I have are of 'snapshot' grade. So they'll get scanned at the lowest res... no reason to spend months scanning in family reunion shots I'm just gonna send in an Email and a JPEG.

But I do have 300-400 'keepers' that will be scanned at full-res and saved as TIFs.



May 15, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · What have I done to myself?


It's not the scanning that kills you, its the PP - cleaning up scratches, colours etc. I've been doing this on and off for a couple of years with old photos and its a real time-eater.


May 16, 2013 at 05:36 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · What have I done to myself?


WAYCOOL wrote:
Well there goes your spare time.


...for several years



Ken, allow 10-15 minutes per slide, once you know what you are doing.




May 16, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · What have I done to myself?


Enjoy your new toy!!..
Enjoy your new hobby! ( until you finish scanning all your films... )



May 16, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #8 · What have I done to myself?


You can't do it all at once. Just keep at it a little bit every day and you'll be done before you know it.


May 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #9 · What have I done to myself?


He'll be old before he knows it, too! Have a nice life at the scanner!


May 17, 2013 at 05:38 PM
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p.1 #10 · What have I done to myself?


I think I'm starting to get the hang of this thing.




May 27, 2013 at 08:03 PM





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