Saturday, 29 January 2011

Gadgets

I like gadgets as much as the next person, as long as they are easy to use.  My newest acquisition is a 35mm negative reader and, oh my goodness, it is so easy to use!
It's connects to my PC via a USB cable and that's it.  From 35mm negative to .jpeg image on your PC in a matter of moments.  You might just be able to make out the New York City skyline (the twin towers clearly visible) on the screen, which I took in 1995.  That box of negatives that came from my mum's house last year might just turn into a plentiful supply of photos for scrapping.  Taking part in Ali Edwards' Yesterday & Today class has got me thinking about the past ... a lot ... these last few weeks.

8 comments:

Rhona said...

I was given a photo scanner (same idea - USB to computer) but haven't had a chance to use it yet. Looking forward to seeing how it works. I have lots of photos but not negatives. Amazing what you can do now and simple = very good in my books :) xx

Kirsty.a said...

What a great idea. I'll have yo see if my mum has any negatives

Debbie said...

Fab - does it work with slides too?

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm going to have to look for one of those around here!

Sian said...

A fresh supply of photos? Excellent!

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Oh good. You'll have to bring it with you when you come up. Have you got Gran and Nana's negatives? There might be some photos of Mum and Dad hanging about.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I've never seen this type of gadget before but it's a great idea!!! How fun for you to have it. :o)

humel said...

That does sound easy - and also a great opportunity. The advantage of catching up your posts in reverse is that I've already seen that you've put this to good use xx