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Need to transfer slides to DVD

by tomgirls / October 1, 2007 2:29 AM PDT

My dad has been taking family slides since the late 1960's. I would like to begin transfering the slides onto my computer so I may burn them onto DVDs.

Can anyone suggest the best, but most affordable equipment I need to do this? I have the PC, but I do need a new DVD burner and slide transfer unit.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Just an example picture.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2007 3:32 AM PDT
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Need to scan hundreds
by tomgirls / October 1, 2007 4:09 AM PDT

Thanks, Bob.

Great cleanup on your picture!

I have an Epson scanner and it can scan slides, but I have hundreds and hundreds to do. Does Epson make a unit that can load a lot at a time?

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There are carousel and other...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2007 4:37 AM PDT
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Yes there are such things. But I've found most balk at the costs and end up with a simple slide scanner and work a hundred slides a weekend. That's 5000 slides a year so they exchange time for money.

Bob

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NEED TO SCAN HUNDREDS OF SLIDES
by Jennettp / November 14, 2008 11:17 AM PST
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WHAT METHOD DID YOU SETTLE ON? MY HUSBAND HAS HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS, AND I'D LIKE A SIMPLE BUT QUALITY WAY TO TRANSFER THESE PICS TO DVD OR AS A FILE ON MY HARD DISK. WHAT DID YOU END UP USING. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT JENNETT@CHARTER.NET. THANKS.

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I've got thousands of slides...want to burn to DVD
by danchic / April 3, 2009 2:44 AM PDT

Hi Bob is it...or anyone??? I inherited my dad's family slides from the 60s. I wasn't clear as to what you discovered or might recommmend. Going to a photo house is too expensive for the amount of slides my dad has (I have). So what might be the process to transfer/scan these. I do have a scanner here at home...a Mac or PC and plenty of HD space. Any advice or steering me to a good website that sells this stuff would be appreciated...

Dan

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So 50 at a time?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2009 4:19 AM PDT
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Thanks...
by danchic / April 4, 2009 5:24 AM PDT
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Hi Bob...

thank you for your reply...I'll look into this and let you know what I discover. Appreciate it!

Dan

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