- Dec 7, 2007
- Puget Sound
- Lightroom Experience
- Lightroom Version
I will be curious to hear your experiences and what choices you make. As I am not sure which images will have value to others, culling is not going to be an easy task. That was why I am leaning towards some middle ground. Just wish I was retired and had some time to devote to this. Was a few years away from it, and with my retirement savings hit my market declines, I am probably a few additional years away. I am grateful I still have a job, but I have a number of health issues that tend to rob me of free time these days, so I am trying to reassess this project so it does not go untouched.FWIW, I'm on the same mission to scan my own, as well as family slides, negatives and pictures.
At the moment, I'm going to start with my Epson V500 with some slides. I'm just going to use the Epson Scanning Software and as starting point, using Film to Digital – Scanning Essentials 101 . From a reply to a post here, I also purchased Digitizing Your Pictures with Your Camera and Lightroom. I'm not planning on using my camera but found the reading of why to use a camera interesting. It does have some good points for organizing your collection. I have not got into the use in LR.
I have glanced at VueScan and SilverFast but have not found a compelling reason to use them until the Epson does not deliver.
A friend is lending me his V700 so I can do 12 instead of 4 at a time slide scanning. I understand the slowest aspect of it but am only scanning those images I feel I will do something with. The rest I'll just index as groups.