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    for you photography buffs

    With the passing of my 96 year old aunt this week, I got to searching for old photos of her. While doing so, I found this picture of my grandfather. The original from which I scanned the attached pic is printed on a metal plate. The plate is only about 2"X3" and the scanned portion is about 1/3 the area. I am amazed it has survived so well. I'll have to do some research to find the approximate years metal plates were used. He was a young man in the pic but I don't have any bio information on him to help fix a date. He died in 1963. I'll surmise the shot was of him in his 20s and the picture taken about 1900. The original is very dark but through the magic of PhotoShop I was able to preserve his image.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Frank Carr on bench.jpg  
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    That is very cool Frank!

    My mother is really into the whole Genealogy thing, and she says that pictures are very worthwhile, as they put faces to names.

    Great job on keeping that image alive!
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    Very cool. We've got boxes of old photos we need to scan.

    In the day and age of Digital photos, there's just something so precious about the old prints....

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    Very cool Frank. My Dad has an old recording when they were made on wire. He had it transfered to tape by the broadcasting corporation who still had in their museum and old machine to play the wire recording.

    Brent thats what i was thinking of using the fuji scanner you mentioned you used for the magazines. I got a flat bed but dang it takes way to long to scan and feed. I looked into online services but i dont want to risk loosing a picture or dealing with poor quality.

    Anyone had any experience in this department that would help. Charlie??
    cheers

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    Even though the flatbeds are slow, I think they are the only way if you want to have decent quality. The autofeed ones are slick, but they are meant more for documents than photos.

    The problem is the photo might 'twist' and get skewed as it goes through the scanner. That can't happen on the flatbed...

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    Very cool Frank. I think my aunt has some of my GG Grandparents that are from the mid 1800's that are on glass plate which was popular at that time.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Very cool Frank. I think my aunt has some of my GG Grandparents that are from the mid 1800's that are on glass plate which was popular at that time.
    Now, those need to be scanned and documented.
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    Dapper looking Gent, Frank. Thanks for putting this up.

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    my grandfather had a brownie 8mm movie camera and took tons of 8mm film in the late 50s and 60s.
    In the 80s, I converted alot of it to video using my video camera and the brownie projector, and 2 mirrors.
    Its nice to have all those family members on film.

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    Yeah Allen now you need to get it to a digital format and store it on a harddrive backed up. I got to do the same for a ton of our family video in various formats.
    cheers

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