Scanner for old photos and slides?

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Vernon D Rainwater Forum Pro • Posts: 14,095
Re: I think I have decided on the V600 but?

SC489 wrote:

Fishrman wrote:

I think I have decided to try the v600 but think the Silverthread software looks like something I would benefit from too. I found this site that makes it appear you can get it for free. Does anyone know whether or not this is legitimate?

The offer appears fine. You should be able to find a good discount to upgrade to AI Studio as I did.

I have NOT read all replies so this may (or may not) be helpful for you.

Several years ago when the Epson V700 Scanner was first announced I bought it for scanning my more than 50 years of Negatives and Slides.  It came with excellent Epson Scanning Software plus a low version of other scanning software for which I tried but did not get nearly the quality that I got with the Epson software.  Prior to the V700, I had the Epson 2400 scanner

I found that for scanning both Negatives and Slides that the Scanner and included software  produced excellent results.  Suggest you not assume that all scanners and software provide equal results -- such as comparing the current available models (V600 vs V800).  There are plenty reasons (regarding quality and doing the scans) for the difference in prices.  If (today) I was confronted with such a project, I definitely would want to get the best possible quality especially since there is such an enormous  commitment of overall time and effort to complete such a project.

The original quality of Negatives and Slides along with care of these over time is also important for good quality with less time for post processing the scanned images.

I managed to have two sets of holders for the different negative types plus the 2 1/4 slides which was very helpful to reduce overall scanning time.

Have fun with your project.

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