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Ion USB Slide and Photo Film Scanner with USB Connection to PC

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  • Convert slides onto your PC
  • Convert Negatives to PC
  • Includes Imaging Software
  • Plug and Play
  • Links to PC

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 703 g
  • Item model number: SLIDES2PC
  • ASIN: B001DCGMR4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,100 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Slides 2 PC makes it easy and fun to rediscover your 35mm negatives and slides on your Mac or PC. Incredibly fast scanning and a single-cable connection make Slides 2 PC perfect for archiving your memories, your family's memories and your friends' memories. If you're like one of the millions of people who have boxes of slide carousels in the attic or a stack of those little yellow boxes in the kitchen, Slides 2 PC is perfect for you! Don't know what happened to your projector? Don't know where to buy a replacement bulb for your projector? Slides 2 PC eliminates the hassle and brings those memories of family dinners, graduations, vacations, and joyous occasions back into your life. Just install the included software on your computer, connect Slides 2 PC using the attached cable, and you're ready to reacquaint yourself with your old pictures! Slides 2 PC is a high-resolution scanner with a high-quality optic element. This outstanding attention to quality ensures that you can capture all of the colour and detail in each one of your slides or negatives. Fixed-focus range, automatic exposure and colour balance guarantee that your memories are captured optimally with accurate colour conversion and perfect imaging.

Box Contains

Slides 2 PC Scanner
Negative Roll Feeder
Rapid Slide Feeder
Slide Holder
USB Cable
Cleaning Brush
Software CD
Quickstart Guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 86 people found the following review helpful By petal on 11 April 2009
I took delivery expecting a decent scan, as it was sold as a 5Megapixel image. Main problem I have is the overexposure that cannot be corrected as it has an auto white balance. Considering how long this type of machine has been on the market I would have thought this could have been overcome. You can forget bring your faded slides back top life. This will not improve them. Only the best pictures will come out correctly. Wedding shots are a nightmare as the black and white contrast is impossible to balance out correctly. I would have second thoughts about buying this product, but I still give it 2 stars as a poor digital record is better than none at all.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Louieloo on 30 Nov. 2009
Bought this hoping to archive my old B&W and slide photos. The scanner is easy to use, it is pretty obvious where everything goes. The quality is another matter though.

Scanned at the highest resolution TIF format, and the images created are about 16mb, which you would expect to be good quality. Not so! Even on a 15" monitor they look fuzzy, and A4 prints are terrible. If you look at the image at 100%, it is all pixellated. I compared the scans to pictures taken on my old phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, and the phone images are way better than this.

The original images cannot be blamed here as I have previously printed them at A4 and A3 size and they have been clear and crisp. Some of the slides were taken on a Nikon SLR with 25ASA film and good lighting.

Very disappointed with this. Unless you are only going to use it for scanning the odd family photo to the web, its a waste of money. Will be taking it back for a refund ASAP.
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87 of 90 people found the following review helpful By John Hunt on 31 Dec. 2008
I bought this from Maplin as I had some gift vouchers and it was on sale. I'll be returning it as soon as I can. The adverts make it look like it does everything autoumatically but you have to manualy push and pull the frame to line up the image, using the live view of the negative then press the scan button then move the frame to the next photo. Fair enough, you think not a big hassle. The annoying bit is that after you scan the picures (you can hold up to 16 in the scanner memory) you then have to transfer them, this is fairly fast but you then can't scan again without rebooting your computer. I've tried everything to get round this but only a reboot works.

The other issue I has was some of my negatives wouldn't sit in the frame as the sprocket holes were out of sync (happens when it slips in the camera. I managed to scan 4 strips of 4 negatives in 2 hours, not exactly 1-touch.
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By N. D. Embling on 12 Jan. 2009
This is a basic scanner, which with a little bit of work will produce decent but not professional results.

The instructions are sketchy, and for the software installation I found them misleading and ended up calling their helpline - standard rate and very helpful.

The scanning process involves inserting the negatives or slides into carriers; pushing the carrier manually through the scanner, when sometimes some quite fine ajustment is needed to line up the shot; taking a snapshot of the picture, then transferring the picture to the PC, which process includes "development" for negatives.

The Arcsoft software is not particularly user friendly, not providing any indication of the progress of transfers, and freezing if you try to use the viewer mode before exiting from the capture and transfer mode.

The instructions give little help in choosing the quality options. I found that choosing normal quality resulted in 1mb files, High, 2mb and Highest 10mb, approximately, High seeming to offer a good compromise. I find that a 36 shot film takes about 30 minutes overall to convert.

Overall basic, fiddly and flawed (and cheap), but you can get decent results with some experimentation and patience.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Marklew on 8 Jan. 2009
I bought one of these from Maplin and was very disappointed with the results and even more so with the complete lack of support from the manufacturers and software suppliers. The software does not operate as implied by the poor manual and the quality of the scans from slides is very low, almost all being over exposed to the extent that they cannot be corrected by photo editing software. Negatives are not too bad although low in contrast.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Richard Statham on 28 Jan. 2010
I was given this slide scanner, which makes it embarrassing for me to say that it's rubbish. There is obviously something seriously wrong with the software as the quality of the scans is abysmal. I found that for a brief instant as the slide came into view the picture was satisfactory, but almost instantly after that the centre of the picture would be blanched out completely and other parts darkened.I don't want to have to correct the scan of over 3000 slides! Curiously, a friend's HP laptop gave acceptable results, but still not good - I would rate those at 60% good. I lament the passing of my unrepairable 35mm scanner, a type I no longer see on sale any more and which gave extremely good results.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Diane Rhodes on 24 Jan. 2010
I recently bought the Toshiba Journe Scanner for scanning the actual photographs and that was a complete waste of money as anyone who has one will know. I don't have exactly the same opinion of the Ion Scan 2 PC I have to say. I have a lot of negatives that I want to look at again and this did a far better job than the Journe inasmuch as the image was crisp with no marks on them, however, the colour quality is what lets it down as they are washed out, but, not a dead loss. As for time consuming, no it's not, very easy to set up and I can scan a strip pf six negatives in less than two minutes. I have no idea what the reviewer who scanned 16 negatives in two hours was up to? Anyway, if you are in no hurry to scan old negatives in then wait until a better machine comes on the market, but, this one will do me for the moment. I don't have slides so I can't comment on how this machine copes with them.
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