Re: glass slides
Are you kidding?! Scanning my old negatives will be an ongoing project for a long long time!
But I am in the middle of scanning old family albums. Which brings it back to sort of alt topic, or would printing Blurb books count? In case you aren't familiar with Blurb.com yet, they do on-demand printing of photo books very inexpensively. You download their software and use their layout options to insert your images and stuff. Upload and the beautifully printed book is at your door a few days later. Then if you wish, you can let other people order a copy from Blurb directly, much like Lulu.com, among others, but Blurb does a great job with photos and offers 11x13" in addition to smaller sizes. Anyhow, it took me a few tries before understanding how to do it on a Mac but the latest copy came back exactly the way I saw it on the monitor. A great way to make hard copies out of loose images without getting a publisher and waiting forever.
Anyway, on negative scanning, I am getting ready to see if I can correct (bleach away) the silvered areas on some of them. Hope it's better than my efforts in cleaning Daguerrotype. Don't ask.
On Jul 16, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
Now Sam, I LIKE this idea....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. Sam