Thursday, November 6, 2008

Turning negatives into digital memories

Preserving memories made in the digital age is easy and inexpensive.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about that pile of slides and negatives from your 1984 Halloween party.

The iConvert Slide and Negative Scanner cool gadget from Brookstone is a welcome alternative to paying a professional to do such work for you.

Plug the 35mm scanner into your computer's USB-port, hit scan and this cool gadget will use its 5-megapixel sensor and 3,600dpi (dots per inch) enhancement to save the images to your desktop.

The digital converter works with both Windows XP and Vista and comes with its own photo-editing software (though serious photo enthusiasts might be better off using Adobe PhotoShop or a similar program).

Patience is definitely a virtue when using the scanner because the holder accommodates only three slides at a time.

You can buy additional slide trays.

The picture of you as a member of Prince and the Revolution is, of course, priceless.
- New York Times Special Features

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