Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I recently finished up a roll of Kodachrome and had it developed. This got me thinking (again) how I was going to get my slides and negatives from my photographic beginning into a digital form. I want to do this partly for backup purposes, and partly because it is much more likely I will see them if they are in my Lightroom catalog.
This is of particular importance because all the pictures I have of Kathryn until she was about 4 years old are on film! The photo at the top was from way back when Kathryn was a little beaner.
I have an older film scanner, but it wasn't supported by Windows 7. I found a program called Vuescan. Not only does it work, but the scans seem better than what I used to get out of original software.
However, I really don't like all the dust and scratches that come with film. Not to mention the scanning itself is ridiculously time-consuming. There is a reason no one with sense uses film anymore. I am only somewhat kidding. However, I have decided I will at least play with it again. The Kodachrome shooting was a fun diversion.
I never claimed to have any sense.
Posted by Ken at 9:08 PM