SV: [APG Public List] Digitizing 35mm slides

LBoswell laboswell at
Mon Dec 28 10:39:50 MST 2009

If you do use a slide copying service, make sure that you number or identify 
each of your slides individually  in some way,  keep a list of the slides 
sent (using that identifying information), and send a copy of that list with 
your order.  A colleague of mine had slides missing and not copied when he 
received his order back (and that was a carry-in order to a local firm).

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Claire Bettag" <claire at>
To: "Mail list APG" <apgpubliclist at>
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: SV: [APG Public List] Digitizing 35mm slides

Has anyone used those services that will scan the slides for you (for $.29 a 
slide, or more if you want enhancements, cropping, etc.). I'm thinking it 
might be worthwhile just to save the time, and not to have ANOTHER piece of 
hardware hanging around after this one-time use. Any recommendations?


Claire Bettag
1685 34th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
cell: 202-436-2121

On 27 Dec, 2009, at 10:14 AM, Liv Marit Haakenstad wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a Canon CanScan 8800F. It is expensive, but a very good one! I have
> tried negatives, and it was no problem printing it in 10x15.
> n+CanScan+8800F&x=0&y=0
> 261926716&sr=8-2-spell&condition=all
> nner/m47474258.html/search=Canon+CanScan+8800F/st=query
> Hilsen
> Liv Marit Haakenstad
> -----Opprinnelig melding-----
> Fra: apgpubliclist-bounces at
> [mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces at] På vegne av Claire Bettag
> Sendt: 27. desember 2009 02:52
> Til: Mail list APG; Mail list APG
> Emne: [APG Public List] Digitizing 35mm slides
> I have several hundred 35mm slides (snapshots taken mainly in the 1970s 
> and
> '80s) that I want to convert to digitized images--just to preserve the
> family photos. I'm considering sending the slides off to a service to have
> them done rather than purchase a scanner to convert them myself. I'd
> appreciate any advice, recommendations, pointers from others who have used
> such services. Feel free to respond privately.
> Many thanks, in advance.
> Claire
> Claire Bettag
> 1685 34th Street NW
> Washington, DC 20007
> 202-625-2598
> cell: 202-436-2121

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