Scanning Slides Again

So I learned that I should be scanning my Grandparents’ 35mm slides at 3600dpi. Got the hardware, got the software, yay, I’m on my way. I fill up a tray with 16 slides, and *50* minutes later I had 16 *.tif images. Of a size of around 880MB *each*. Which is almost 1GB. I don’t have that kind of storage capacity. Even if I bought an external disk of 320GB – it would only hold 320+ .tiff photos. There must be something I’m missing. If someone can give me a clue, I would appreciate it!

In the meantime, I finished scanning the slides at 1200dpi, cut the CDs for each family member, and I’m on to planning the next project. A huge undertaking of scanning in my parents’ photo albums. This is huge. HuGe. HUGE. It will take awhile, but it will be worth it in the long run. I previously saved their earlier photos from the acidic, lignin albums by placing them in new albums. Now I’ll have to digitize and use Photoshop to bring the color back.

Here’s one of the last 35mm slides I scanned in. It’s kind of rough, but it shows part of the fantastic view I grew up with.


Here’s a really nice photo of my Grandmother on the right, and her cousin Gwen on the left:


My Grandmother is sitting at her organ. She was an organist for her church. I used to love hearing her play, and I used to like to play on the organ myself testing the different cool sounds it would put out. My Grandmother’s organ ended up at the Nazarene Church in Elmira, NY after she died. I hope those eye glasses never come back into style again.  Those are what I call “Cat Glasses.”  Real stylish at the time, I suppose, but oh my.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynne
    Dec 18, 2006 @ 19:18:42

    Ooohh- gotta love those pointy glasses! With rhinestones too- those are some stylin’ ladeeez!!


  2. Susan Gets Native
    Dec 18, 2006 @ 23:38:32

    I have no clue about scanning slides. All I know is that it’s cool that you are doing it.
    And the glasses are groovy.


  3. Pam
    Dec 19, 2006 @ 12:29:44

    Yeah, that’s for sure Lynne!
    Thanks Susan! I love seeing the slides scanned in because we don’t ever seem to get the equipment out to view the slides themselves using a projector.
    Groovy glasses – that’s a good description! I wish I thought of that.


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