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Creating a slideshow with VideoWave


hickory

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I have already created slideshows from 5x3.5" photographs scanned on a Canon MP390. The source photos were scanned at 300 dpi as jpegs. The resulting slideshows were all quite good and VideoWave did a good job, especially when sufficient time and patience is applied to get a really fine customized slideshow.

 

Now, for my problem/question. I have many (actually several hundred) pictures I want to put into more DVD slideshows. Unfortunately, I do not have actual photographs that can be scanned. I have only the slides and in some cases only the negatives.

 

Has anyone had experience with scanning 2x2" slides and/or negatives? What suggestions can you offer? My biggest concern is with resolution. Since the slides are so small compared with the photograph, should I increase the dpi to 600 or more? If I scan a negative, I will of course have to apply a "negative image" to reverse all the colors. Has anyone tried this and how was the result?

 

Many thanks for any suggestions and tips you can offer.

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I have already created slideshows from 5x3.5" photographs scanned on a Canon MP390. The source photos were scanned at 300 dpi as jpegs. The resulting slideshows were all quite good and VideoWave did a good job, especially when sufficient time and patience is applied to get a really fine customized slideshow.

 

Now, for my problem/question. I have many (actually several hundred) pictures I want to put into more DVD slideshows. Unfortunately, I do not have actual photographs that can be scanned. I have only the slides and in some cases only the negatives.

 

Has anyone had experience with scanning 2x2" slides and/or negatives? What suggestions can you offer? My biggest concern is with resolution. Since the slides are so small compared with the photograph, should I increase the dpi to 600 or more? If I scan a negative, I will of course have to apply a "negative image" to reverse all the colors. Has anyone tried this and how was the result?

 

Many thanks for any suggestions and tips you can offer.

 

You won't be able to just scan a negative image just like a picture and then reverse the image. The light source is all wrong..

 

You'll need to get a scanner that will do negatives and slides. You can go as cheaply as about $100 and the sky's the limit. These are refurbished. The ones with digital ICE are very good. I expect that you'll get several other recommendations. I have a 4490.

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