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2846Re: [genphoto] scanning photos

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  • Nancy Chesnutt
    Apr 20, 2008
      I have a very similar question. What about scanning 35mm negatives?
      How long does it take if you do it yourself? What does a good slide/
      negative scanner cost and who makes one? Who does it commercially?

      On Apr 20, 2008, at 6:18 PM, Janice Woolley wrote:

      > Hi,
      > I am a newcomer to this list. I recently acquired about 2000 slides
      > taken of my family, plus probably 1000 from my husband's family, not
      > to mention "our" slide collection of our children. The volume is
      > overwhelming as I read that an estimated time to clean off dust and
      > scan is 4 minutes a slide. I also have old B&W photos. My goal is to
      > sort these, choose the best and scan to DVD for distribution to
      > family. My questions are:
      > 1. Have any of you used a reliable commercial service to do the
      > scanning? If so who?
      > 2. What is your estimate of the time per slide and/or photo to do an
      > adequate scan?
      > 3. What scanner is recommended?
      > Thanks so much for sharing your experience.
      > Janice Woolley
      > Seattle WA

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