Converting photo slides to digital?

photo slides held up to windowJanet emails:

Would you please ask your readers about professional processors who will scan Kodak slides and produce digital versions of the photos, either on DVDs or SD cards?
I'm not finding much with a search, beyond National Geographic's recommended processor DigMyPics, located in Arizona. I'd rather hand deliver my precious slides to someone local.

We're sure there are at least one or two local places that can do this.

So, got a suggestion or advice for Janet? Please share!

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Professional? McGreevy ProLab on Broadway.

McGreevy Prolab on Broadway in Albany.

http://www.mcgreevyprolab.com/photo-lab-services/scanning

How many slides do you need to scan? You might find it less expensive to buy a slide scanner on Amazon and scan them yourself. Maybe like this: http://www.amazon.com/OpticFilm-8200i-SE-Film-Scanner/dp/B00B2I02MU/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1415823654&sr=1-14

While I would prefer to spend money locally (see, McGreevy Prolab), if you have a *lot* of them to scan, and cost is an issue, I would recommend you check DigMyPics or ScanDigital. I shipped 400+ 8x10 photos, 140+ 35mm slides, and 380+ 35mm negatives to DigMyPic back in 2012, and the scans came out pretty good.

Note that I have a scanner at home. I experimented processing 20+ slides to check how long it would take, and found out that outsourcing would be a better deal (time is money). Scanning is *just* a part of the job -- straightening, cropping, color-checking, saving, organizing, this all adds up quickly.

Visual Recollection in Saratoga specializes in this.

www.visualrecollection.com

I used Dig My Pics and it worked out great.

Hi Janet - We offer a scanning service called "Family Archive Scans" where we have bulk rates on anything over 50 scans. We can do slides, negatives and prints. Everything is done in-house. We are located in downtown Albany. Check out the link below or give us a call 518-426-1039.

Neil McGreevy
McGreevy ProLab & ProPress

http://www.mcgreevyprolab.com/photo-lab-services/scanning/family-archive-scans

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