It’s hard to believe a 10 year old peripheral still works, but Vuescan is still functioning and I’m scanning 35mm slides again after a long hiatus.
Just a few things to remember:
- When you create file names, you should try to remember the date of photo and where it is. That is way more useful than the scan date.
- You do want to try to remember the type of film. This is normally on the negative (again more meta data is better). So a good output string looks like
estimated date yyyy-mm-dd - photo_type - people - location - comment - scanned @
- And then in the file name, if you slam an ampersand, then it will automatically add the date and slide number.
- Try to scan at a high resolution. I like 2700 dpi at least, this is archival after all. I normally scan with multiexposure and at least 2 scans to get decent quality.