Scanner for old photos and slides?

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
locksley Junior Member • Posts: 41
Re: Scanner for old photos and slides?
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I've used my Epson V600 to do about 15,000 slides, 3,000 prints and about 500 negatives.  The Epson software does the job OK, but (like all software) has a few quirks.

In general, I can do about 60 slides per hour at the resolution I am scanning at.  High resolutions slow things down quite a bit.  Dust removal, color restoration also slow things down.  The color restoration does a better job on some slides than others, don't know why.  The slide format sometimes confuses the scanner, so I'll just do a manual crop.

I looked at sending the slides, prints, and negatives to a service, but the money I saved (and it was a lot) was used on other things.  If you spend an hour a day scanning, you can do 1,800 a month.  I found that once you start scanning, it's kind of addictive, so I usually did 2 or 3 hours at a time.

If I were starting over, I'd probably go with the V850 so I could scan more slides at a time, but I'm OK with the V600.

Good luck with your project!

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