Nikon CoolScan 2000 slide scanner is a good choice for transferring
35mm slides to digital format.
matter how many digital cameras you have today, what about all
those old 35mm slides?
Hellmuth holding the Nikon Coolscan 2000
have tested a number of dedicated slide scanners. The low-end models
that cost about $800 are okay for using the resulting images on
the web, but are not adequate for desktop publishing. For desktop
publishing (brochures, flyers, posters,
etc) you want to be sure to get 2700 true optical dpi.
makes the unit which seems to have won the most Best Buy citations.
It has an auto-feeder which holds 50 slides (fed one by one). For
an alternative manner of batch-scanning 40 slides simultaneously,
see box of links at the bottom of this page.
you can get a superior slide scanning software from LaserSoft Imaging.
is their SilverFast.
The user interface is more friendly and the software allows you
to do many more improvements to your slides.
LS-1000 with Auto Slide Feeder SF 100.
of a professional flatbed scanner, the Fuji
C-550 Lanovia, on www.flatbed-scanner-review.org
3-D objects (rabbits) and then showing the resulting scan.
35mm slides all at once.
a 3-D object scanned with a 1200 dpi scanner and the Fuji 5000
large enough to scan an object up to 45 cm long. Here we
show how this scanner handles a large 3-D object, a carved wooden
effigy of a jaguar.
of a scan of a native Mexican handicraft to reveal the full
detail in depth of focus that the Fuji C-550 Lanovia can
especially beautiful scans done with the Fuji scanner, on the
of this page of all the internal links to this site.
of architectural history
(Missouri Ozarks) done with Fuji scanner. Bottom of the
4x5 chromes with the Fuji results in ability to enlarge
small details to poster size (jade).
discussion of the Fuji Lanovia flatbed scanner.
of the drum scanners which Fujifilm also makes.
now being prepared, FLAAR reports by the Senior Review Editor
on flatbed scanners for prepress, photo archives, and
museums. Additional reports evaluate what scanner(s)
are best for digitizing your slides and photos for digital
printing, especially fine art giclee.
by Nicholas Hellmuth, FLAAR Digital Imaging Technology Center
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