Scanning Old Slides

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by MBP, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. MBP

    MBP Guest

    I'm using a HP photosmart scanner to save some 20 year old slides to disk.
    These slides appear to be in perfect condition to the eye and still project
    a sharp image, but look terrrible after they have been scanned. I've scanned
    some newer slides and they look good, so I dont think its the scanner. Just
    the older ones look crappy. The colors appear ruddy and fuzzy. These slides
    have been stored in plastic sheets with slide sized pockets made by Agfa.
    Wondering if anyone has any idea how to remedy this problem. My apologies if
    this is considerd off topic, but I figured there are some slide experts that
    read this newsgroup. Thanks!
    MBP, Feb 2, 2004
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  2. If that's a flatbed scanner, then they could be thicker than the other

    I've scanned old faded scratched slides on my Nikon 8000 ed and they came
    out perfectly, as long as they were not Kodachrome. Digital Ice which is the
    scratch removal software/hardware does not work with Kodachrome.
    Gearóid Ó Laoi/Garry Lee, Feb 3, 2004
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