• How to digitize your 35mm slides (or, how I did it)

    PERSONAL MEDIA

    Gary Oddi

    By Gary Oddi

    My first retirement project, nearly 20 years ago, was to digitize my 35mm slides โ€” all 11,000 of them.

    I started with flatbed scanners, but they were too time-consuming and too frustrating to set up. Were the slides right side up? Did I have the emulsion side correctly positioned?

    Most of my slides were in Kodak carousels, and many more were in archival trays or plastic slide sheets. It was a pain in the neck to take them out individually, scan them, and put them back โ€” and it took too much time. So, nothing happened. I’ll bet that’s a familiar story.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.40.0, 2022-10-03).