A&P Transfer Slides to Digital? Need Opins...

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  1. motordavid

    motordavid RetiredBum

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    As an Ol' Geezer perusing this forum, I have trays and trays of well sorted
    35 mm slides: Ektachrome, Kodachrome, et al. I have found several "slide
    transfer" joints on the web; narrowed it down to a few. I would send the
    selected place a few dozen to see how they come out, as a trial.

    Question is do I have them transferred to CD photo disc or DVD? I realize
    the DVD has enormous "space", but I'm not looking to do thousands or,
    even more than a few hundred, in total, for this project.

    Bennies of CD vs DVD? Anyone here ever done this transfer?
    Most of the joints offer 2,000 3,000 and 4,000 dpi; is there any
    advantage to paying up for the higher dpi?
    All tips, ideas, comments, and opinions on the topic are welcome.
    Best Regards,
     
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    BeachBoy New Member

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    my father is slowly transferring his slides (thousands of them) into digital. He prefers DVDs because the size is humongous fromt he scans...

    I could ask him more details, but I think it's like 300mb per image, so forget about cds!!
     
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    you scanning them yourself or having it done for you? its not cheap to have them professionally scanned
     
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    motordavid RetiredBum

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    Having it done....60-75cts a piece, seems like a top notch outfit,
    quality effort, etc. I'm having a few dozen done for a trial, then
    maybe slide another couple hundred of my best keepers from the
    '60s,'70s and '80s. The transparencies have been stored carefully
    and appear to be in surprisingly good condition. Ol'Kodachrome 25 and
    Ektachrome 64 still look pretty damn good.

    Even if it costs a couple/three hundred for the service, I avoid having
    to buy a decent scanner and the monotony of laying them in; buying one
    of those "4 up" quality scanners is a pricey one or two use times, item to me.
    BR,mD
     

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