Photo Scanning

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by petchie, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. petchie

    petchie DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2004
    I have to make a slide show of old pictures. We are talking 20 years old, most taken with a camera that had that flat round disc film (sad I know)

    I will be using about 600-700 pictures and am looking for an easy way to scan them. I have a scanner/printer/copier/fax but you have to do them one at a time. I will be here a month of Sundays doing them! Is there any machine that I can put them in and they"feed"?

    If this is not the right board for this I apologise.
  2. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

    Nov 26, 2002
    Your best bet is probably to project the images on a screen and take a photo of them. Kodak used to make projectors for the disc film, you might still be able to find/rent/borrow one.
  3. MICKEY88

    MICKEY88 <font color=purple>if you keep falling off of the

    May 15, 2003
    so you have actual photos..??

    I remember someone on here mentioning either a [articuar scanner or software that allowed you to put multiple photos on the flatbed scanner and then it seperated them into individual files, perhaps someone else knows what that software is..
  4. Groucho

    Groucho Why a duck?

    Jan 16, 2006
    The problem is that there are so many different print sizes. 4x6, 3x5, old square prints, etc, etc... as far as I know, nobody makes a scanner that comes with a template for putting in prints. Plus, it'd be hard to get them secured properly, they're not like slides with thick edges or negatives with sprocket holes.

    It may be slightly faster to do a bunch with one of those front-load scanners that's specifically for prints rather than a flatbed, where you need to raise the lid, position the print straight, etc, etc...
  5. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    The Epson scanners will see individual photos on the scanning bed and put them in separate files.

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