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By now, you have probably switched to digital photography. But you probably still have old film slides stuffed in a box like I do, maybe even some 35 mm slides hidden somewhere. This is where the Film 2 SD Scanner can help. With my mom recently moving from her house of 40 years to an apartment, we found things that you wouldn’t believe! We also found plenty of pictures but they were on film. I was so excited to use this to check out all that we discovered!
The Film 2 SD Scanner Includes;
- Film 2 SD Scanner
- Rapid Slide Feeder
- Slide & Negative Holders
- SD Card
- Cleaning Brush
- USB Cable
- Power Adapter
- Quickstart Guide
With all theses parts and pieces it looks a lot harder than it actually is. I found it quite easy to get set up and start scanning. The scanner itself has 4 buttons: Power, Mirror, Flip and OK. So even if you place the film in upside down or backwards you can easily tap the buttons to adjust the image. The scanner does need a power supply, you can use either the power adapter or the USB and hook it up directly to your computer. It offers an SD Card slot which is located on the backside of the scanner so you do not need a computer for the Film 2 SD to work. By loading photos on the SD card you can view the pictures on mobile devices, pictures frames, TV’s and computers.
The film holder takes the flat negatives and the negatives from a roll, I tested a flat negative. Place the negative in the provided holder and inset into the scanner. You are able to push and pull the negative so you can view the image on the screen. Once you are satisfied with the image, just press OK and the image is captured.
To use in the USB mode, once you turn the scanner on you need to use the buttons to find the USB Mode function (it looks like a sideways pitchfork). The Film 2 SD appeared on my desktop along with opening iPhoto. The SD card had all the images that I had saved and I am now able to import into iPhoto. I do find that most of the pictures do need to be color corrected as they have a “vintage” color to them.
In the image below, I placed the image in Photoshop to correct the vintage feel, as you can see it is more true to color now. I love that with digital photography it is so easy to correct colors, touch up faces or whatnot. I now can do the same with these older pictures that I have! I had a blast looking at pictures from the past. I am glad I got them out of a shoebox and can now show them off.
I love this machine, thank you ION for sending me to review! Now if I could only find the time to transfer all my old negatives…can you provide that too?
Want to win a Film 2 SD Scanner? You can in the Twice As Nice Giveaway Hop. The Giveaway Ends 5/24 so you better hurry!
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