[clug-talk] Slide Scanner
carter.r.a.l at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 10:31:53 PDT 2007
Thanks for the info. I would really hate to resort to Windows for this
purpose! I think the Epson 4990 might work with Linux but I don't know
whether it will handle batches of slides, as opposed to one at a time. I
guess I'll make a trip to Vistek!
On 10/31/07, Hendrik Schaink <hschaink at infovisi.com> wrote:
> I'm afraid that 35mm slide scanners are very low on manufacturer's linux
> horizon. I ended up buying one that's WinXP based which has the capacity
> to scan 1 slide at a time as well as accepting negtive/positive film
> with up to 40 images. My film scanner, model PF-3650, however seems to
> be no longer manufactured.
> I know of two slide scanners that can scan slides in batches by
> accepting straight slide projector cassettes:
> Manufacturer link:
> Make sure to operate the scanner using professional scanner software:
> This software is really good, designed with the full specs for any of
> their supported scanners.
> Good luck,
> Hendrik Schaink
> Richard Carter wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > I want to scan about 4000 35mm slides onto my HD. The photography
> > seem to favour Nikon scanners: e.g. Nikon CoolScan V ED. However, SANE
> > reports that this scanner has minimal Linux support so I'm hesitant
> > spending $600, or so, on it.
> > Has anyone any suggestions about scanning slides?
> > Robin
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