[lit-ideas] Re: Farewell, old friend

Thank you, John.  Wow!  The images are great -- and the price is right.  I
think I've been using the wrong search terms looking for something.

Julie Krueger




On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 7:44 AM, John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Julie, you might want to look into a slide scanner like this 
> one<http://www.amazon.com/Wolverine-Digital-Converter-2-4-Inch-TV-Out/dp/B002TKMG92/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1>.
> We have one sold under the Cabin brand in Japan that looks just like the
> ones that now show up on the Net sold under the Wolverine and Ion brands.
> The good news is that for less than a hundred dollars you can have this
> handy gadget that not only lets you view slides but also lets you save
> digitized images of the ones you want to keep. The cassettes hold four
> slides at once. To scan one takes five seconds, and the scans are saved on
> SCD cards like the ones that go into a digital camera. Lots of computers now
> come with SCD card slots, and, for those that don't, there are lots of cheap
> readers with USB connections. The slides you see on this Mobile Me 
> gallery<http://gallery.me.com/jlmccreery#100446>were taken in 1970 and 
> scanned last year using one of these devices.
>
> Hope this is helpful.
>
> John
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Julie C <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> I've been looking for a long time for one of those (I guess extinct) old
>> slide viewers -- you know, a hand held device you insert the slide in, press
>> a little button to activate the little light bulb, for easy viewing.  I
>> have, literally also, thousands of my folks' slides I need to go through to
>> identify and keep or not, and no slide projector.  Holding slides up to the
>> light in the room just doesn't wash.  Then there are the reel to reel home
>> movies...
>>
>> Julie Krueger
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:28 AM, Judith Evans <
>> judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> I used Agfachrome, I preferred its colours.  I don't know whether that
>>> means I'm slightly colour-blind.
>>>
>>> Judy Evans, Cardiff
>>>
>>> --- On *Fri, 28/1/11, Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx>* wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Farewell, old friend
>>> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Date: Friday, 28 January, 2011, 9:51
>>>
>>>
>>> Ah Kodachrome. I recently went through literally thousands of slides of
>>> Kodachrome for my parent's 50th anniversary to scan for a lovely
>>> presentation booklet done by shutterfly. I actually miss the whole editing/
>>> gotta get this picture just right factor that came with real film. A sad
>>> day, but we must move on -- said he who has 10,000 digital pics of his 3 1/2
>>> year old son.
>>>
>>> p
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> John McCreery
> The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN
> Tel. +81-45-314-9324
> jlm@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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>

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