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convert slides to pictures

by mdebaun / May 11, 2012 6:27 AM PDT

is there software that will take a slide and convert it to a photo?

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I have to go with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2012 6:29 AM PDT

Before we use software the slide needs to be scanned and such scanners do the usual processing for us or supply this in the driver and apps.

You're missing a scanner!

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Slides 2 PC by ION
by mjd420nova / June 1, 2012 12:39 PM PDT
In reply to: I have to go with no.

I use a USB device by ION that will do both slides and negatives. I use the maximum resolution and that takes a lttle over 5 MB for each but it has the most info and will yeild a huge 4 foot by 6 foot poster without pixelation. File sizes can be adjusted and file type can be changed within their ArcSoft program to be better suited for web sites or sending in e-mail but I like the big size for printing as I only scan the shots that are worthy.

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Another technique
by KenHusveg / May 11, 2012 6:58 AM PDT
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This kind of tool can do
by Cola56 / May 20, 2012 1:28 PM PDT

In fact,many video converter or vide player can do that with its snapshot function.

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Re: convert slides to pictures
by Hipteic66 / May 22, 2012 9:38 PM PDT

There are two common ways to convert slider to pictures 1.Take pictures of each slide using your digital camera. 2.Another method that works well using a digital camera, is to take close-up images of the slides. Place slides on a light box and set digital camera to the close-up setting. Turn off flash and shoot the slide image. Once again.

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Optex Digital Scanner
by a1681 / June 1, 2012 11:49 AM PDT

I just finished converting over 2700 slides to JPG's using the Optex Digital Scanner. The unit takes a snapshot of the slide, converts it to JPG and puts it on an SD card which can then be input to you computer for printing, sharing or just storing. I bought my unit on Kijiji for less than $35. It included multiple 3-slide trays, the software for enhancing the picture on your computer and a USB cable. I highly recommend this approach.

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Slide shows
by flrhcarr / June 2, 2012 5:22 PM PDT

Yes there are many programs that will do this. Many scanners have a resident program that does this for you. How you save your slides is important as well.

I agree with Bob, you need a scanner, or some way of getting the image off/from the slide, into the computer. Does your projector have an output for this?
I would think that even connecting a projector to the computer, via a capture device can be arranged. Something like Avid or Pinnacle can grab single feeds from your source.

Be sure to have the highest capture that you can, so you can enjoy the full resolution of the images. 300x300 is fine if you aren't looking for crisp pictures (or only have a mediocre monitor to view them on). Much will depend on what you're gong to do with the images once they are converted.

I've never once felt I had too much resolution on a conversion, but have wished some that I've seen were (way) higher.
If you're ever going to print them seriously, you'll want them as either RAW or Tiff.

I hope this tips help you, & you have some great images.

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