[ubuntu-uk] Film scanning

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Jul 13 22:52:18 BST 2009

Matt Jones wrote:
> I have been volunteered to help my gran to scan all her old
> slides/negatives etc for safekeeping and as a way of getting cheaper
> prints. My current scanner isn't up to the task, despite working
> beautifully with Ubuntu. Does anyone have any recommendations for a
> suitable unit that will work out of the box? It needs to deliver a
> reasonable quality and also cope with quite a lot of material! Cost
> isn't too important, but sub £100 would be nice, used is fine if they
> don't make the model anymore.
> Thanks in advance,
> Matt.
Hi Matt,

A while ago one of the guys in my local LUG said he got a slide scanner 
which was an "Imagelabs Instant Slide Copier" from ThinkGeek which 
supposidly scans to SD Card.  Not sure if it scans to Linux too.

You can find it here: 

Problem is, it appears that they don't ship outside the US.  Not sure if 
you might be able to find one on eBay or alternatively a UK supplier for 
this sort of thing?


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