Use of Kodak Carousel projector to convert slides to jpeg
I am trying to convert a lot of 35mm slides to jpeg format and the normal scanner process seems long and tedious. So I was wondering if there is any way to link the carousel projector to my pc. I am thinking I can then simply move the carousel in order to scan and record the images of the slides I select. Any ideas?..

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A projector does nothing except shine a light through a slide. It is all analog. There is no way to get that light to shine into a computer and create a digital file..

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Comment #1

Aletheia wrote:.

A projector does nothing except shine a light through a slide. It isall analog. There is no way to get that light to shine into acomputer and create a digital file..

Quite right - it won't work any better than it did in the days before there were any digital cameras..

However the OP might try taking a digital photo of the projected image - perhaps using a matt white card or similar, rather than the textured surface that most projection screens use..

Several people here have reported good results - I recollect that one of the tricks is to get very close to the projection axis!.


Peter - on the green island of Ischia

Comment #2

You are correct. The scanner converts the light to an image through an array which puts out a digital signal. I am just wondering why such a device couldn't be inserted into the projector so that it could feed the digital signal into a pc...

Comment #3

I converted 500 slides a couple of years ago with a Canon P&S with amazing results by simply using a projector and basic screen. Some of the images looked so good that it was difficult to tell how I did it. I was working with 35 year old slides that had less than perfect quality to begin with, so image quality wasn't as much of a factor..

Just my $.02.

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Comment #4

I have used a slide duplicator and comverted 1000s of slides to digital with myKodak P880 and they came beautiful. These slides were over 50 years old..

Here is a siite you can get a duplicator and a lens compability chart to fit thecamera that you have.edanthony

Comment #5

Somewhere on the Konica Minolta forum, there is a DIY project where a chap connected a slide projector to his camera directly and had an auto switch rigged to change the slide a take the next slide photo, untill the whole carousel was done..

It was a very impressive job..

You'll have to do a search for it though..

I think he was using a Minolta D7i, but almost any modern camera would do the job..


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