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    Photo Printing

    How can I make photo files and print some of them as picture from those little old slldes created with a 35mm camera during trips abroad many years ago? I have XP Pro OS, 1Gmemory, 160G HD, and 3G P4 CPU, but I still use Office 2000 full suite.

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    Re: Photo Printing

    You'll need a scanner with a slide adapter or that has built-in slide capabilities.
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    Re: Photo Printing

    FYI - I used some old "Microscope" slides.

    Sandwich the film between a couple of glass slides (make sure the glass is clean and handle on edges to avoid finger prints). Put slide on scanner bed and close lid. Scan, crop, etc as normal. Received excellent results from old Instamatic 10 film, 35 MM film, and converting old projector slides.

    I had the scanner and didn't want to purchase a new one with the film holders (just cheap <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>).

    Of course, for BEST results, your answer is preferable. <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>
    Scott

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    Re: Photo Printing

    Although I'm sure Scott's method works, if you have very many to do, you'd be better off to follow Doc's advice and buy a nice scanner. The prices are pretty reasonable these days.

    I don't use MS's Photo Editor so I can't comment on whether it would do the job for you. I have used Paint Shop Pro for many years and other Loungers prefer Photoshop. If you search the Lounge, you'll find other ideas for good photo editing software, some even free!

    Now, if you've got some time on your hands and want to read a little about the "Adventures of Bob and Al" in this arena, take a look at these three threads: <post:=505,369>post 505,369</post:> and <post:=508,465>post 508,465</post:> and <post:=511,359>post 511,359</post:>. I think it's safe to say that Bob and I had good times doing our slide conversions (after my one "false start" with an unacceptable piece of hardware).

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    Re: Photo Printing

    Dang Al, you beat me to posting the post numbers - <g>
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    BobL (the other one)

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