Feb 26 2011

35mm Slide Converters Preserving Memories With Ease

Published by at 12:47 am under General

In The old days, slideshows were a common way for families to share memories of special trips, moments and events in their lives. Of course, as digital cameras have entered the marketplace, this isn’t a custom that’s practiced much in our society anymore. So today, countless of these precious memories are left to collect dust and grow more and more useless to the families that once relied on them to display their special memories. Fortunately, with advances in modern technology, it is now easy to convert slides at high quality resolution – all you need is a 35mm slide converter and a bit of time to do it. That, or one can just hire a service with a 35mm converter to do it. Really though, the only costs to the consumer doing the 35mm slide convertion themselves is the price of the 35mm slide converter and any other equipment such as a medium format film scanner, for instance. Depending on the quality you desire, the costs can range from a hundred to a few hundred dollars.

Computer scanners and 35mm slide converters work quite similarly to one another. It has to be hooked up to a computer. A slide gets put inside of the 35mm slide converter and is photographed or digitized by the scanner and stored inside of the computer. Once on the computer’s hard drive, the image is easy to send, save, copy and even manipulate; often using image enhancing software that came with the 35mm slid converter itself.

Most slide converters work with just the 35mm size but there are some that can scan APS film too. If you’re looking for amazing format versatility, get a medium format scanner that can go from medium format to panoramic with a few simple adjustments.

Of course, if you don’t have the time, money, desire or scant technical skills it takes to do a slide conversion, there’s always a professional slide conversion company. And, if you don’t have a lot of slides that need converting, the average price of 25 cents per slide might make more financial sense than buying a 35mm slide converter and doing the job yourself.

The most important thing, of course, is to have your slides converted as soon as possible. You’ll be glad that you did, regardless of whether you spend your time and money using a 35 mm slide converter or if you hire a professional to do the work. Remember, digital won’t fade the way that your slides will, so time is of the essence. If you wait until it’s too late, you’ll regret it.

Here’s a place that you can read up more about:
35mm Slide Converters
Medium Format Film Scanner

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