Viewing and sorting, slides and negatives for scanning

Viewing and sorting, slides and negatives for scanning

Further to my previous posts about general sorting and ordering of photos I have done this post focused on slides and negatives because they often cause the most frustration with the problem of not being able to see them without a projector. The ideas on my previous posts can still be applied here but I will primarily be exploring how to see your slides with as little hassle as possible.

Most professional slide and negative scanning services, including us, will use a light table to check all of the slides are dust free. Light-tables, however, also can be used to view the images on them. I realise most people do not have a light-table but what about a tablet or even a computer screen? Most modern devices come with very bright screens, which in terms of transparencies means you can just hold a transparency to the screen and see a crystal clear photo. However, the huge problem with this is that you will need to concentrate very hard to glean any detail from the image although luckily most people can make out whether or not it is an image they would like scanning or not even from the small size.

Obviously if you do have a slide projector, then I would recommend using that as the image will be much larger and clearer.

Once you have sorted through your slides/negatives, send them to us for scanning and you will be able to view the scans permanently on the modern tech that is quickly making slide projectors and other traditional photography equipment obsolete.