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          <rev xml:space="preserve">= How to digitize slides =

== Using an adapter on a digital camera ==
The manufacturers:
[ Opteka],
[ Nikon],
A [ user's experience] using the Nikon ES-1

== Adapter with Smartphone ==
[ Lomography Smartphone Scanner]

== DIY Adapters with a digital camera ==
* [ Copy Your Old Slides The Easy Way!]
* [ Duplicating And Scanning Slides – A Refined Tutorial]
* [ Home Made (DIY) Slide Duplicator and Negative Scanner]
* [ DIY: A Cheap and Effective Rig for Digitizing Negatives Using a Smartphone]
* [ DIY Slide Scanner Scanning via DSLR]
* [ Simple Rapid Slide Digitizer]
* [ Scanning slides using a DSLR FAST!]

== Projectors ==
You can use a slide projector, and camera on a tripod and just photograph the projection screen.  It is difficult to get high quality this way, but its easy and quick.

== Flatbed Scanners ==
Many flatbed scanners come with attachents for scanning slides and negatives, the main downside to using a flatbed scanner to digitize slides is speed.  Flatbed sanners are slow.
A typical flatbed scanner with a slide attachment: [ Canon canoscan 5600F]

== Dedicated slide scanners ==
These range from less than $100 to well over $1000.
* [ Wolverine] Simple scanners $100+
* [ Pacific Image] $100 to $1000++
* [ Ion] $100+
* [ Plustek] 
* [ Nikon] used to make scanners, but seems to discontinued them, you can still find them on Amazon and Ebay.

== Services ==
There are many of these services ranging from big box stores like Costco, to high end dedicated services.
Prices vary widely and start around $0.25 per slide for these services.
* [ ScanCafe]
* [ costco]</rev>
      <page pageid="5" ns="0" title="Statement of Project">
          <rev xml:space="preserve">It has rapidly become less and less of an issue to present digital data to the world. Between webservers, wireless connections, and the glut of storage space available, the problem has shifted from the technical issue of presenting digital data, than acquiring or converting it from non-digital sources.

The world is waking up to the fact that there is a lot of human information sitting in formats that, while stable, are also harder to transfer to others. Books and writings stand ready to be converted into information. Similarly, information which might be considered &quot;digital&quot; but is in fact trapped in containers that have fallen out of fashion need assistance getting to the modern era: Floppy Disks, Cassettes, Videotape, Film... 

But a problem arises - it takes time and money to convert these items, and the institutions that exist to help convert them inevitably end up with massive queues and lines to do the work. If the project is split, however, among hundreds or thousands of people, then we have a fighting chance. But these multitudes of a digitizing army need guidance and training.

'''Therefore, this Wiki has been created to &quot;Digitize the Planet&quot;'''.

The overall goal is to be a one-stop shop for information on best practices to convert as much of the non-digital world into digital, preferably without the destruction of the original containers. By links, essays and explanations, this wiki will hopefully grow to allow anyone with items trapped in a non-digital format to give them a shot at immortality.

Please read the [[FAQ]] about the editing side of the project, or simply go to the [[Main Page]] and begin browsing through the collection.</rev>