What to do with Those Old Slides

What to do with Those Old Slides

vi_slides_-_pic_for_articles_moduleOf all the older forms of media we deal with, the type we’ve seen the most of lately is 35mm slides. You know, those little 2″x2″ things that are usually mounted in cardboard or plastic frames. Maybe you recall your Dad occasionally showing them using a slide projector and a movie screen. The slides might have featured a recent family vacation and maybe a few neighbors were invited to view the show.

If you do have slides, chances are it’s been a while since you looked at them. And even if your equipment still works, setting everything up for a viewing can be a bit of an ordeal. Fortunately, there is a way to digitize your slides so they can be easily viewed on a computer, CD, or DVD. Your slides can be scanned and converted to a digital file, such as a jpg or tif file.

If you decide to scan your slides, make sure the scan is performed at a high resolution. A minimum scanning resolution of 1200 dpi (dots per inch) is recommended, this will allow for a 4×6 print of your image to be made without loss of quality. The preferred slide scanning resolution, however, is 2400 dpi, which is what we use at Video Impact. A slide scanned at 2400 dpi can be made into an 8×10 print without quality loss.

Once scanned/digitized, you have a lot of options of what you can do with your slide images. You can store them on your computer, email them to family, or you can have prints made. Your final decision is deciding what to do with all that free space tha your slides were occupying!

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