[lit-ideas] Re: Farewell, old friend

  • From: John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:44:00 +0900

Julie, you might want to look into a slide scanner like this
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.


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

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