I’ve had a lot of comments and questions about the small Kodak slide scanner. Keeping in mind that I’ve just used it for a couple days, I’ll share my initial thoughts.
I’m having some problems finding troubleshooting info – I can’t get the SD card to work but it’s not a big deal because I’m scanning to the internal memory and then transferring to my computer.
EDIT: after more research tonight, I found a comment on Amazon that said the SD card needed to be inserted upside down in the scanner … weird but when I tried it, it worked!
I think the slide scans are coming out better than the negative scans. Here’s one of the slides …
Here’s one of the negatives… the negatives seem to be more grainy and they seem to scan darker … it may be something I can tweak but it will take a little investigation.
The pros are that it wasn’t crazy expensive – about $130, it’s pretty quick to scan, and who doesn’t love the idea of getting those old slides into digital format and being able to share them with the whole family?! Keith’s younger brother Mark died last year and it means a lot to us to be able to see these photos of him that have been unviewable for years. Mark is the littlest boy on the left in the top photo.
The negative … I do wish the scans were a higher resolution but for now, I think it’s a good compromise between price, ease of scanning, and adequate resolution for viewing.
Do some homework, there may be better options out there and if you find one, be sure to let me know!!