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Re: glass slides

I would rig up a DSLR copy devise, like a good macro lens or an enlarging lens on bellows placed over a light table. Set it on auto exposure and zip through them quickly.

Apply for a small grant to pay for a student to do that. Include cost for storage hard drives or DVDs. Maybe publication costs. Your school or state arts council, historical society, etc ought to give grants for things like that.


On Jul 16, 2008, at 9:58 AM, Christina Z. Anderson 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 CanonScan.

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