Category Archives: Photography

Book review: Secrets of ProShow® Experts

Secrets of ProShow® Experts: The Official Guide to Creating Your Best Slide Shows with ProShow Gold and Producer by Paul Schmidt, ©2010 Making video slide shows out of your digital pictures is a terrific way to use the pictures, exercise … Continue reading

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Two more tips for vacation slideshows

Divide and conquer For multi-day, and especially multi-destination trips, making multiple small shows works well. Even if it’s just family, it’s hard for people to stay interested in a slide show of more than 10 minutes, maybe 20 at most. … Continue reading

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Four tips for better vacation slide shows

Think about the slide show as you shoot For what I’ve done lately, I don’t have this option—the ones I’ve been using are often decades old. But fortunately, as we traveled I often did think ahead to the slide show, … Continue reading

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Vacation pictures and digital slideshows.

As I’ve related here, last summer I launched into a huge project scanning four decades of our family pictures. That story was the subject of a series of posts all  about getting the scans done. Lately I’ve been working through … Continue reading

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Why I’m not using the online scanning services.

This post is a continuation of the series I started a few months ago recounting my adventures, frustrations and successes while digitizing my pictures at home. I mentioned that I’d investigated places online that do this a service and that … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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We’re hoping you’ll have a great holiday season and that you’ll make lots of happy memories !

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Slide scanning update-getting better results

A couple posts back I compared 35mm slide scans made with my Nikon Coolscan film scanner and my Canon 9000F flat bed scanner. I mentioned that my normal workflow was 3000ppi scans on the Canon and I concluded that the … Continue reading

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Book review: The VueScan Bible

The VueScan Bible: Everything You Need to Know for Perfect Scanning Sascha Steinhoff, Rocky Nook publishing, (c) 2011 Since I’ve recommended the VueScan software, I thought I’d also mention this book. Bottom line While it advertises itself as “…the missing … Continue reading

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Canon 9000F vs. Nikon Coolscan V ED

This is a follow-up to the post where I reported extensively on my experience scanning slides with the Canon scanner and Vuescan software. As I indicated that I would, I got the Nikon film scanner off the self and scanned … Continue reading

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A few more tips and ‘lessons learned’ for scanning

The post adds a few more ‘lessons learned’ about scanning our family pictures and stuff. Going through all these things has proved tedious but rewarding.  The weeks of every-spare-moment invested contained a lot of “oh, wow” moments as seeing the … Continue reading

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