Northern Norway T.R.

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Re: Northern Norway T.R.

Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri May 31, 2019 10:39 am

My old scanned slides are color distorted too (especially the ones from the 1970's and earlier). Photoshop automatic color correction quite often helps. I think the old slides age towards either cyan or red depending on the type of film used. My old slides were packed away in boxes and still had degraded color. I also got some better results if I reduced the contrast (also with Photoshop).

I wonder if you were to simply project the slide on a wall and then take a photo with your I-phone, you could actually get a better digital photo?

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Re: Northern Norway T.R.

Post by Harlen » Fri May 31, 2019 1:52 pm

Hi Phil, and thanks for the good advice. However, I just want to get the slides out of the closet and see them again. I have finally given up on trying to resurrect my former system of dual projectors, fade units, etc., which has all fallen apart. I have also given up on caring about replicating the exact color tones, especially when I am also dealing with heinous quality slides, which are coated with dust and hairs, and even small insects! Where do they come from? I think the machine is fine, but I am the problem- letting slides accumulate all that crap somehow. I am shamelessly willing to adjust the color and contrast via editing tricks. But how does one get rid of dust and bugs without resorting to WD's high tech Photoshop abilities- I am a "techno-peasant."

I found a great deal on an old, but professional grade, German "Braun" scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides per run, and has the ability to scan them at very high resolution- my real question now is whether or not I need the high res. for our modest needs. It is just so bloody time-consuming!

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