Scanning the Past - In Color
Film and Slide Converter
In the digital age it seemed film and slides got left behind, but this is no longer true. A film and slide scanner can salvage those forgotten images from the past and convert them easily into digital.
I bought the cheapest scanner I could find just to try it out, and I wasn't disappointed. The Innovative Technology film and slide converter is a USB connect device for PCs (unfortunately is not MAC compatible). I paid 59.99 Canadian for the bare bones model and it does everything I need, scans, displays, and saves the image to my picture files. The resolution is high too, so I get a good quality print. Enough said. The rest of this page is a photo gallery of some long lost negatives I dug up from my archives.
The Quebec City photos below were taken on a highschool trip across Canada.
I must have borrowed my parents camera. I like the slides because the date is printed on each one.
The Quebec City view above was manipulated to remove color. The Sunset photo on the right is blurred as it was taken from a moving train.
An artist friend used to keep all my blurred photos for her paintings.
All of the above photos were converted from slides.
The slides are easy to work with, and I really like the results.
Below are a couple of photos that I included because they are fun, not necessarily the best quality.
In the Flower child photo my friend has spent the afternoon weaving wildflowers into a garland for her hair. Behind her a young couple in our group is running carefree through the meadow.
Below my friend Susan poses on a bus stop bench beside a poor elderly lady who did not seem to be aware that I was focusing on her for my 'Old and Young' composition.