can someone explain how to get digest? I followed instructions and send
command but no dice..........I'd like to try again.
On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hi All:
> This kinda relates to ARSC because I'm sure all of us have dabbled in
> multi-media at one point or another.
> I have a bunch of 35mm slides I'd like to digitize. They are all good
> condition and almost all are Kodachrome or whatever the film type was that
> holds color and doesn't fade. So they are vivid and not scratched or dirty,
> despite being 50-60 years old.
> Back the last time I thought about this, years ago, a Nikon scanner with
> an auto-feed mechanism cost a small fortune and took several minutes per
> slide (this was back in the early Pentium IV days). I have a faster
> computer now (Dell Precision Workstation T3400 with loads of memory and
> fast hard drives), and am wondering what the recommended hardware options
> are. I'm not wedded to Nikon, but I do want a solid scanner with an
> excellent auto-feed mechanism. I'd love to load in a few dozen slides and
> set-and-forget, with the scanner software writing some sort of non-lossy
> format (PSD, TIFF or something else). I'll then look at the results in my
> image-viewing software and decide which warrant further Photoshop work.
> Ideally, the scanner would be unlike my Epson large-format scanner in that
> it turns out a nicely contrasted/nicely-color-**balanced image from the
> getgo and doesn't require Photoshop in most cases.
> I notice there are a variety of slide scanners on the market, varying
> widely in price. I don't have to go dirt-cheap, but I want value if I pay
> extra, not just a brand name. I need "good quality personal-use strength"
> not "industrial strength." Total project will be a few hundred slides, not
> thousands and not intending to use this thing every day for years.
> Recommendations appreciated. Thanks in advance!
> -- Tom Fine