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Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« on: Wednesday 20 February 19 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I was sorting through a huge bag of photos my elderly father has given to me and I found three little plastic boxes full of 'kodak transparencies' I believe they may date from between 1966 and 1969, does anyone know if I would be able to get these made in to proper photographs and which company would be able to do this?

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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Yes they can be scanned and printed.  There are quite a few firms advertising on the web which operate this service, this is just one of those firms. 

  http://www.printsfromslides.co.uk
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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 February 19 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both, I'll have a look and see what the cost difference is between sending them off or getting the scanner.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 February 19 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Vicky, don't forget to factor in the amount of time it would take if you do them yourself. Scanning or photographing photographs and documents is quite tedious.

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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 February 19 19:59 GMT (UK) »
We did just this some weeks ago  - we went to the local library (free access but booked) where there is a really good scanner and did them ourselves - It took us just on two hours (two of us) to scan about 150 slides, but the results were great.  Free except for time.  To do the same job from a company was going to cost us $250.  (120ish)

Well worth the time we spent, but yes time consuming and you need a friend to help load the 'trays' and to chat to whilst doing it!    ;D ;D

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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 February 19 21:42 GMT (UK) »
My old scanner had a special adapter for slides. It worked realy well but yes, tedious. as was working out the correct date order and making them into a video, mind numbing. Great colours on these old slides though.  I'm not sure if you need an adapter, mine also did negatives.
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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 23 February 19 22:18 GMT (UK) »
I don't know where about you are, but there are places to be found online, I found a local shop here in Dorset.

I have just had 900 slides digitised, it cost a basic charge of 25 which include a memory stick, then 10 pence a slide, they were done in four days. It would have taken me forever to do them all.

I have transferred them to my laptop,  and backed up to an external hard drive, so I can print off as and when I want a print.
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Re: Can Kodak Transparancies be turned into real photographs ?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 25 February 19 10:06 GMT (UK) »
I've just binned another thousand of my old slides; over the years I've cut back from 8000 to 2000.  Of the remaining 2000, perhaps a quarter have either been transferred to the computer or had prints made from them.  If you've not started on this transfer as yet, might I suggest you buy a cheap little hand viewer, go through the slides and determine which, if any, are worth preserving?  You  might find that you are left with a couple of hundred, which will make the transfer process less taxing or costly.

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