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1980s Color Slide, 2014 Scanned Digitized, 2015 tweaked in Lightroom 5

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by roundball, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
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  2. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    Amazing recovery
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    And particularly with no extraordinary storage...just kept in metal slide storage boxes, in dark closets, in air conditioned houses, over the 30 years since they were taken
     
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Nice recovery.

    Ironically, that photo shows what I was saying about problems with the sun when shooting falls.
     
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  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    The good news is Lightroom at least reduced the effects of the heavy cross shadow...and the viewing area was a long was off...used a 70-210 zoom I'm sure.
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    By the way.....along the right side of the last photo, from about 1 o'clock down to about 4 o'clock, the rock formations look like a face.
    Dark hair
    2 eyes with lids almost closed
    Prominent left cheekbone
    Nose
    Mustache
    Mouth

    ( If I'm the only one who sees it I might be losing my grip, LOL )



     
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  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2015
    Were these scanned on a scanner or ???

    Not to hijack your thread but I 'scanned' this slide from pre-1957 with my Nikon. I'm wondering if my NEX-7 could do a better job. DSC_5241-1 (Large).

    No special storage of the slide either, just kept in a cardboard box in a closet.
     
  8. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    I'm really not qualified to answer that, sorry.
    I sat down a year ago and spent a week ruthlessly culling through 4000-5000 slides from the 80's, then sent right at 1000 to "DigMyPics" to scan / digitize them...they did a fantastic job.

    https://www.digmypics.com/
     
  9. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2015
    I couldn't afford to have mine digitized so I set up this setup to do it:

    IMG_1729 (Large).JPG

    I took a picture of an LED light and blew it up on the laptop screen for a light source, then used my macro lens.
    I think it worked out pretty well for what I had in the setup.

    The slide of the house in snow is straight out of camera too, except for reducing in size for posting and cropping of the frame.
     
  10. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    We all have our own circumstances of course...and I considered buying scanning equipment and tackling the big task myself. But after weighing everything like:

    Spending some amount of money for equipment anyway;
    The sheer volume of slides I wanted to digitize;
    The huge learning curve I'd be faced with ;
    The dedicated space I'd have to set up / tie up for weeks / months;
    Knowing if some old slides had issues DigMyPics Techs could adjust for;
    Their satisfaction guarranty of 20% rejects at no charge
    Real-time online monitoring of their progress;
    Free image file downloads during their progress;
    A couple free DVDs of the burned images included with returned slides;
    Then money tied up in left over equipment I'd never use again;

    The decision for me to go with DigMyPics was easy and had zero issues.
    They have top of the line scanning / processing equipment and procedures of course and every image file looks exactly like the original slide...so for me it was an absolute success story and the right decision.
     
  11. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Approximately 4000 slides from the 80's that went into the trash last spring after ruthlessly culling, and then sent about 1000 to be scanned / digitized:

     
  12. -et-

    -et- TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 26, 2013
    Southern California
    Tom
    FWIW, I think that those were Kodachrome slides. Kodak color negative film was branded Kodacolor, and color slide film was branded Kodachrome. (There were other negative and slide films given other names by Kodak, such as the Ektachrome slides, but I believe that "chrome" was always used for slides and "color" for negatives.)

    This is not really of any consequence in regard to your nice images, and just reflects my compulsive nit-picking.

    - Tom -
     
  13. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    FYI, there were slides of both types...Kodacolor and Kodachrome.