View Full Version : how to scan slides?!?!?!

Aenea Endymion
07-20-2005, 02:59 AM

I recently got some slides of Lexx (mostly season 3), and I badly want to scan them. I know that I need a scanner with slide-scanning function, but of course, my new scanner hasn?t this function (the older one had, but the older one is finished, *damn*). So does anybody have another suggestion how to transfer slides to the computer and so directly to our picture archive????

The wonderful thing about slides is that you can do all sizes of pictures with them....mh, and I spotted some that really would work as poster!

Please help!


07-20-2005, 04:57 AM
Hrmm... I knew someone that bought slides and what they did is took them to a photo place to have copies of the pics made and scanned those in.

Aenea Endymion
07-20-2005, 07:10 AM
That?s the easiest way I think, yes, but if that works without the negatives??? I?m not sure, well, I think they have a scanner and they print them out then....


07-20-2005, 07:43 PM
Yes, a photo shop will scan your slides for you. It's also possible to buy a scanner that can handle slides. There are slide adapters for digital cameras that will allow you to digitise them, which works better than holding a light above your flatbed scanner whilst copying a slide (fairly poor results but cheap).

thatguyben could probably provide some good advice about this.

And congrats on getting the slides.

Aenea Endymion
07-21-2005, 04:01 PM
Thanx for the suggestions...I?ll try to find someone who has such a scanner, or I?ll look out for a slide adapter...

As soon as I got them into my computer I?ll put them up somewhere, Trading post or Lexx museum....


07-22-2005, 05:03 AM
Or here...?

07-23-2005, 12:21 AM
Cool Scan III Slide Scanner *includes pci scsi adapter*
(currently $5) Often deals show up on ebay.

I have a slide attachment with my HP 4670 and made the following Eva Habermann digitals from LEXX slides (posted a while back in other threads).




I find many slides appear to come out a little "grainy", but making a larger scan than you want, then reducing that to your desired size can result in a little sharper image.