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Digital Film Scanner avalible from ALDI 26th March £39.99 + 3YR Warranty
Digital Film Scanner avalible from ALDI 26th March £39.99 + 3YR Warranty

Digital Film Scanner avalible from ALDI 26th March £39.99 + 3YR Warranty

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Digital Film Scanner £39. 99 each

A sophisticated 5MP film and slide scanner that can convert your negatives into digital photos/digital files. You can edit/manipulate your images too.

* USB 2.0 powered
* 48 bits
* Optical resolution: 3600dpi
* Includes software: ARCSoft photo impressions 6.0

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Amazon sell a Veho VFS 004 for £64.40 amazon.co.uk/Veh…2K/

It is worth reading the reviews there as there are some issues. You can't control the brightness of the light and this can give too much contrast. It is cheap, and could be worthwhile for scanning lots of images, and then use a normal scanner for the ones of interest that don't come out well from this scanner.

ahenry;4711760

Amazon sell a Veho VFS 004 for £64.40 … Amazon sell a Veho VFS 004 for £64.40 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Veho-VFS-004-Negative-Slide-Scanner/dp/B00190WB2K/It is worth reading the reviews there as there are some issues. You can't control the brightness of the light and this can give too much contrast. It is cheap, and could be worthwhile for scanning lots of images, and then use a normal scanner for the ones of interest that don't come out well from this scanner.



This also appears identical to the ]ION Slides 2 PC 35mm Slide Scanner available from Amazon marketplace

The good thing on this being a deal from Aldi is that if it doesn't live up to expectations you shouldn't have any hassle taking it back for a refund.

Don't expect too much - although it has a 5mp CCD the scans won't be anything like as good an image from a 5mp camera. The Amazon reviews suggest it gives useable results from negatives but only sometimes from slides. It seems that it will take you 30 minutes to an hour to scan 36 negatives and that's before you start cropping / correcting the image.

It will be interesting to see how it compares with scanning a print from the negative.

Still a hot deal - I have dozens of negatives where the print has either been given away or totally bleached by the sun so I'll be queueing up Thursday morning.

I'm after one of these myself and this is a good price. Always been a bit unsure about them though.

I'm going to buy one to try on my Mac. If it works - yipeee. If not, as Wombat says: take it back.
Good price.

I was watching QVC or some auction channel last night as there was nothing on and there was something like this on there. Haha, great stuff! the ones they were selling were £77 too so this is half the price!

malcyplop;4715654

I'm going to buy one to try on my Mac. If it works - yipeee. If not, as … I'm going to buy one to try on my Mac. If it works - yipeee. If not, as Wombat says: take it back.Good price.



There's no MAC support, you'll be wasting your time. can't get it to work through Parallels or Fusion either.

RhysB;4715668

I was watching QVC or some auction channel last night as there was … I was watching QVC or some auction channel last night as there was nothing on and there was something like this on there. Haha, great stuff! the ones they were selling were £77 too so this is half the price!



The one on QVC was the Veho one and it scanned straight to SD card without needing a PC connection, whereas this is a USB connection so I assume it needs a PC. Good price though.

I brought one of these well the ION one from Maplins for £54.99 2 weeks ago as a presnet for my uncle, it is brilliant. Easy to use and quality is great for transferring the slides to the PC. Reading this again this is negatives only, not sure if you could buy the slide tray and use it with this aswell???

Belter of a deal, significantly cheaper than found elsewhere.

The contrast issues described on Amazon are a result of underpowered USB ports on the user's computer, not supplying enough juice to the backlight.

You get around this by using a powered USB hub, or ensuring that your USB ports / interface card on your computer are engineered beyond the USB specication i.e can supply a healthy amount of ampage.

Pretty sure these are also supported by Vuescan, which is available for Windows and Linux. Also lsited as supported by SANE, under Linux. I'd be very surprised, after all that, if there wasn't also Mac support being developed by some kind soul somewhere.

Jeezeypeeps;4715740

There's no MAC support, you'll be wasting your time. can't get it to work … There's no MAC support, you'll be wasting your time. can't get it to work through Parallels or Fusion either.


Have you tried with Vuescan?
Cheers
Malcolm

If you just want to transfer negs or slides to your pc without too much concern about image quality then scanners in this price range are fine but if you want the quality then you have to spend more. I had to get a Nikon Coolscan to really get the scan quality my slides needed.

Yes , I was watching QVC regarding the Veho ,but I think it actually takes a picture as oposed to scanning a negative or slide , it has a small viewing screen at the top . I would have thought a scanner type would give a better picture but I may be wrong .That ALDI one isn't at a bad price either .

I have one of these... paid about £20 more a few months ago. It is fine for scanning in loads of old family pics... brightness, contrast etc is generally fine. But if you wnat to tweak it use a free photo editing software such as paint.net.

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Heat from me for the price. :thumbsup:

I'm interested in one of these to scan shed loads of negatives I have in the loft - do you need to cut up or manipulate negatives in any way or do they simply fit into the plastic holder?

tomt82;4717017

I'm interested in one of these to scan shed loads of negatives I have in … I'm interested in one of these to scan shed loads of negatives I have in the loft - do you need to cut up or manipulate negatives in any way or do they simply fit into the plastic holder?





Nope.. just put the strip of 35mm negatives in the holder, clip it down and slilde the holder into the slot at the bottom of the scanner. Easy peasy! (honestly it is.. good for slides too).

I have managed to get some images off an old 110 negative strip too, although that needed some fiddling around. It is designed for 35mm negatives and slides.

Rafas reds;4717047

Nope.. just put the strip of 35mm negatives in the holder, clip it down … Nope.. just put the strip of 35mm negatives in the holder, clip it down and slilde the holder into the slot at the bottom of the scanner. Easy peasy! (honestly it is.. good for slides too). I have managed to get some images off an old 110 negative strip too, although that needed some fiddling around. It is designed for 35mm negatives and slides.



I'd be interested in how you did those 110's, if you don't mind sharing...

I'm guessing it involves tacking them to some 35mm guide?

I've got 110 film and pinhole devices coming out of my ears...

vyseyboy;4718229

I'd be interested in how you did those 110's, if you don't mind … I'd be interested in how you did those 110's, if you don't mind sharing...I'm guessing it involves tacking them to some 35mm guide?I've got 110 film and pinhole devices coming out of my ears...



To be honest... all i did was gently lay the 110 across the middle of the plastic holder...held the ends down with blue tack!! All very high tech.

I was going to try some 35mm guide but the results were ok from using the blue tack so I didnt get that far!! It did need some patience and careful sliding in of the rack of negatives.... and then editing the resulting scan in photoshop. Luckily I didn't have too many 110s to do.

Yes it is a cheap price, but dont believe you are buying a proper film scanner. These products take a digital snap of your picture not a proper scan at all, the contrast and brightness is often wrong and the ones i have seen have caused obvious vignetting. In my opinion as a photography, digital image retoucher and lecturer, If you want a few good quality prints use a flatbed scanner with light hood attachment. If you want very good quality and more speed use a proper film scanner but they start at at least 4 times as much as this. Lots of people buy these scanners to archive their old negatives, these scanners are not good enough to capture and store your valuable family memories. You are only going to want to scan your old negatives once because it is repetitive and this just inst up to the task in my opinion.

Don't know whether I should be posting this message on this thread. Apologies if I'm not following protocol and have upset anyone.

Aldi have a 3 in 1 printer/ scanner also on sale tomorrow (the hp c4580). Does anyone out there know if this will scan negatives.

I'm thinking of getting both, but if the the printer/ scanner thingy can scan the negatives then obviously I'll just get that.

Thanks in advance for any help or advice any of you guys can provide me with.

if the the printer/ scanner thingy can scan the negatives



The HP C4580 will NOT be able to scan negatives.
It just is not designed to do that - to scan negatives you need a light hood attachment to your scanner to illuminate the other side of the negative as the scanning light by itself will simply not be bright enough to produce an image. I have a special scanner with a negative/slide light hood, and even then the results are in the acceptable/good range.

The HP C4580 is only designed to scan positive images (eg prints and sheets of paper etc). If you did scan a slide/negative (and used photoshop to reverse the colours) if you're really lucky you could try to put it on a mobile phone screen - but even then I think you'd be quite disappointed.

Hope that helps.

Aldi in Cambridge sold out of these by 9am

I managed to get hold of one... wasn't planning on getting one but couldn't resist after seeing everyone else buy one... It'll be fun to make a day of getting all the old pictures out.

Well, mine is going back tomorrow - the software is awful (I've yet to find any Arcsoft software that isn't really buggy) and the scanner keeps polling. Needless to say the results are disappointing.

Slides perform better than negatives. Negatives come out quite dreadfully washed out with no colour saturation. Slides come out with too much colour saturation and hot spotting.

Luckily I have an oversize flatbed scanner with an attached light lid; but this would have made a handy smaller footprint.

ra2000;4750097

Well, mine is going back tomorrow - the software is awful (I've yet to … Well, mine is going back tomorrow - the software is awful (I've yet to find any Arcsoft software that isn't really buggy) and the scanner keeps polling. Needless to say the results are disappointing. Slides perform better than negatives. Negatives come out quite dreadfully washed out with no colour saturation. Slides come out with too much colour saturation and hot spotting. Luckily I have an oversize flatbed scanner with an attached light lid; but this would have made a handy smaller footprint.



Yep mine is also going back; grotty sofware; negatives do not line up correctly in the carrier; the 'default' scanner driver totally fails with poor white balance and images washed-out. There is another driver selectable; this has much better saturation and white balance but seems to take an off-center image with a black bar down one side and some of the image cropped.

Very disappointing.

any way to scan APS films?

Was in Aldi, St George's, Bristol today and they had this reduced to, I think, about £27.
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