Slide Scanner Resolution

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Do you have boxes and boxes of old slides in your attic? If so, you may want to digitalize them as quickly as possible. Until you have converted your slides to a digital format, you risk losing them to a basement flood, attic fire, unexpected cold snap, or even just the corroding passage of time.

A digital slide scanner is a popular way to convert slides to a digital format. Once you have used the photo slide scanner, you will be able to do everything with the image that you could with any other digital picture. You will be able to clean up and change the image with software such as Photoshop, and you'll be able to send e-mails of the image to all your friends and family.

Slide Scanner Resolution

Not all slide scanners are created equal. Look for good slide scanner resolution, if you want to be able to close crop or blow up your images. For example, if you want to single out an individual person in a group photo (say, a close up of your great-grandfather standing in line with his graduating class) then you'll need very high slide scanner resolution. Although high slide scanner resolution may cost a bit more, in the end it will be worth it.

Slide Scanner Resolution and Pricing

High resolution costs more. However, you probably want to avoid the cheaper scanners altogether, because cheap scanners are maddeningly slow. Scanning technology is slow in general, sometimes taking minutes per slide, which is why alternative products like Slide-to-Photo are better suited for those with boxes and boxes of slides.


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