How can I turn digital photos into slides?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Alan Holmes, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Alan Holmes

    Hinkle Guest

    The simple answer is, take a picture of the picture, using slide film.

    What you would need is a copystand and a film camera that can take
    transparencies. An additional need may be a source of proper lighting.

    Here is a site that shows some copystands. I found it using Google.

    If you are reasonably talented at building things, you can probably make
    your own copystand.
    Hinkle, Oct 10, 2007
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  2. Alan Holmes

    Hinkle Guest

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  3. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    Gosh, you are not seriously telling me it isn't?

    I shall go away and cry!
    Alan Holmes, Oct 10, 2007
  4. Alan Holmes

    Joel Guest

    I think that's exactly what you need <bg>
    Joel, Oct 10, 2007
  5. Alan Holmes

    David Azose Guest


    I have been reading of your frustration and I googled for you. I typed
    in Google the following: "film recorder services".

    Google showed several companies that do exactly what you are looking
    for. I hope this helps.

    David A.
    David Azose, Oct 10, 2007
  6. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    Alan Holmes, Oct 10, 2007
  7. Alan Holmes

    Wayne W. Guest

    Good work David. Now how much does each of these companies charge for the
    service and how far are they from his house? Oh. I almost forgot. He will
    also be needing directions from is home to these companies. Are they on the
    bus line? Any transfers involved? How much would the bus fare be?
    Wayne W., Oct 10, 2007
  8. Alan Holmes

    David Azose Guest

    Hi Wayne,

    Well, I don't care to find out where he lives. It still is the case that
    he would be better off renting (letting?) a digital projector and
    showing a PowerPoint presentation. But I'll let him decide. I did go to
    some of the web pages and the costs were in the range of $3.50-$15.00
    per slide.

    David A.
    David Azose, Oct 11, 2007
  9. Alan Holmes

    Hinkle Guest

    Is there a book: "Common Sense for Dummys"?
    Hinkle, Oct 15, 2007
  10. Alan Holmes

    Hinkle Guest

    Ah! I hadn't read the post where you mentioned that these photos were
    actually black & white negatives and not digital photos.

    That does add a couple more steps.

    First, have all the negatives printed, the larger the better. 8x10's will
    provide more detail, of course, than 3x5 or 4x6.

    Second, use the copy stand and photograph each picture using slide film. I
    assume you have a film camera. If not, you will need to purchase, rent, or
    borrow one.

    Third, take or send the slide film to a lab for processing.

    Once you set things up with the copy stand, you should be able to get them
    all done in a fairly short amount of time.

    Hinkle, Oct 15, 2007
  11. Alan Holmes

    Rob Morley Guest

    If it were the case that he has B&W negs that he wants to convert to
    slides (I don't think that was the original question) why not just copy
    them in a slide copier onto B&W neg film?
    Rob Morley, Oct 16, 2007
  12. Alan Holmes

    Hinkle Guest

    You're right. At first he said he had digital photos. Then they were
    black and white. Now they are actually negatives, which are probably film
    but possibly digital negatives although I cannot think of any use for such.

    And taking a B&W photo of a B&W negative in a slide copier would indeed
    produce a B&W slide.

    From day to day, he seems to not know what he(?) has and what he wants to
    do, other than provoke discussion.
    Hinkle, Oct 16, 2007
  13. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    If you find it you should read it!
    Alan Holmes, Oct 16, 2007
  14. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    So, for the minimum of 100 pictures I have the cost would be somewhere
    between $350 and $1,500, not really feasible.

    And, as I'm in england, trying to rent from some obscure place in the US
    would also not be feasible!
    Alan Holmes, Oct 16, 2007
  15. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    Negative film used in this way does not provide a suitable result!
    Alan Holmes, Oct 16, 2007
  16. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    Not really practicle for the number of pictures I have.
    Why, when it is something I have done in the past, but it was a long time
    ago and the materials which were fairly common seem not to be available
    Alan Holmes, Oct 16, 2007
  17. Alan Holmes

    Cats Guest

    Have you bothered to engage brain and see if you can hire an LCD
    projector in the UK? Maybe even in your own town? Or tried asking
    whoever is going to see all these slides if they have one?
    Cats, Oct 16, 2007
  18. Find it for me, I'll buy and read it.
    Pumper Hinkle, Oct 17, 2007
  19. Alan Holmes

    Alan Holmes Guest

    I shouldn't have rsponded to this as it has absolutely no connection with
    the OP, which was 'How to turn digital pictures into slides?'
    Only if you think I can hire one for £1 for the day?
    Alan Holmes, Oct 17, 2007
  20. Alan Holmes

    Joel Guest

    You are the OP, ain't you? Hmmm I thought the OP was "Alan Holmes" and
    still is "Alan Holmes", not?
    Joel, Oct 17, 2007
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