Old colour slides

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 17:47:51 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 18:16 +0100, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> I have been having a sort out at home and have come across a stack of
> old family photo slides. When I say old, some of them from more than
> forty years ago.
> I had forgotten about them. Back in those days the common way to take
> family photos was by using slide film.
> So my question, what is the best way to transfer such pictures to my
> computer? I do not have a scanner, but anyway, I do not think that a
> scanner copes very well with slides. Perhaps there are specialised types.
> There are also some colour prints, incidentally, but not many.
> I am running Kubuntu Hardy, if that is relevant.
> Thanks for any suggestions, ideas

You might check with WalMart or one of the drug chains to see if they
have access to a photo-refinishing lab and then put them to CD or onto
the web for you to retrieve. In the long run, that might prove most cost
effective. Ric

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