>Duncan McEwen wrote:
Hi,>I will be digitalizing old family slides and want to use a professional
>service to do the work. I have never been through this before and would
>like advice on finding a service, what resolution to have them done in. I
>am archiving for posterity, and will be processing the pictures in photoshop
A decent lab is [url]www.imagers.com[/url] in Atlanta. they have been around for quite a
while (a bit pricey).
I would have the slides scanned at high resolution. While today your needs
might not be that high, who knows what will be available in 2, 5 or 10 years.
Right now monitor resolution is already available at 1600x1200, double the
800x600 of a few years back.
You don't mention the number of slides, but having a lab do it can be quite
expensive. If you have the time, and you intend to manipulate the images in
Photoshop, buying a dedicated slide scanner might be an option.
I just ordered a Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 for $845. Nikon is offering rebates
for their scanners.