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Re: glass slides

Hi Jeremy,
They are 35mm aluminum mount glass slides. Wow, there is a manual focus scanner??? I would want them to be, say about 50m. apiece. That is cool your dept. does this!

I am weeding through them all right now; some will go to historical places and I will just send them there and let them deal with scanning. Some I'm tossing because I have no idea who they are since both parents are dead. This is when I would wish I could talk to dead people. So I am trying to mass edit. It is such a huge project but until I finish it I can't eat because it is covering my 4ft x 6ft kitchen table :)
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy Moore" <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: glass slides

Are these lantern slides (from the glass and size larger than
projectors it sounds like it)? I've digitized quite a few glass
slides/negatives/plates and to be honest, they are one of the easiest
items to digitize at high quality because they lay so flat. Depending
upon the thickness of the mounts you may need to have them scanned by
someone with a manually focusing scanner (like the Epson 10000XL for
instance). We do this where I work so if you can send me the
dimensions and your resolution requirements offlist I can send you a
quote to have my department scan them though we are not taking on new
projects until October 1st.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Christina Z. Anderson
<zphoto@montana.net> wrote:
Can anyone give me advice on digitizing glass slides that are in thick metal
mounts? They do not fit in a slide projector. Is there any service that
will batch scan large amounts of slides at good resolution that doesn't cost
an arm and a leg? Anyone scan glass slides themselves and can give me
pointers? I have....probably about 3000 of them so it is hard for me to
imagine scanning that many myself and I don't think they'll fit into my