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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby MadMind » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:26 pm

Nevermind, dumb question (Office Max etc.).
The better question would be, would the ink from a stamper have a higher chance of rubbing off on prints (that are sandwiched together) than say, the ink from a pen?
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby MadMind » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:58 pm

I took some slides to Walgreen's today to have scanned.
Last time I had them scan slides was in October of 2004. At that time they told me they had to send them out, and they were scanned at a size of 1800 x 1215 pixels. Those turned out great and I can only hope to have these scans come back the same way.

But now the same Walgreen's does them in-house, and I'm just wondering if the same time & care and/or access to the same level of professional quality equipment will be equal to back when they had to send them out.

I also used their do-it-yourself machine to scan a few prints to be put to disc. I didn't pick them up yet, but if what was displayed on screen is a direct representation of the final product (size, quality of scan), I can tell you right now it wouldn't meet my expectations.
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby MadMind » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:20 am

Nevermind, the scans turned out great (both the slide scans and the scans of prints on the do-it-yourself kiosk)! They only charged me $5.99 for scanning 18 slides onto CD, each at 1800 x 1215.
I thought they were going to charge nearly a dollar per slide scanned. Walgreen's is da bomb.
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby MadMind » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:44 am

Can you have slides made from digital photos?
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby Dangerousman » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:15 pm

MadMind wrote:Can you have slides made from digital photos?


Yeah, anything is possible. The most simple method would be to buy slide film and photograph the print. It would probably be the least satisfactory method. There are online places that offer the service, probably with better results than a home attempt. I don't think it's cheap.

A potential problem is that 35mm film usually differs in the ratio (width to height) to digital photos, so there might be unavoidable cropping of your photos. Digital photos are usually a 4:3 ratio to match a computer screen, whereas 35 mm film gives a 3:2 ratio.
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby HeyZeus » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:27 pm

MadMind wrote:Nevermind, the scans turned out great (both the slide scans and the scans of prints on the do-it-yourself kiosk)! They only charged me $5.99 for scanning 18 slides onto CD, each at 1800 x 1215.


Is that at 72ppi?
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby Ducatista » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:03 am

HeyZeus wrote:Is that at 72ppi?

What difference would that make? 1800x1215 is 1800x1215, whether spread out over 6x4 or 25x17-ish.
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Re: 35mm negative and slide scanning

Postby HeyZeus » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:50 am

Ducatista wrote:
HeyZeus wrote:Is that at 72ppi?

What difference would that make? 1800x1215 is 1800x1215, whether spread out over 6x4 or 25x17-ish.


My bad, I'm used to inches @ ___ppi when I spec scans.
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