Converting Slides to Digital

Many years ago, around the 1960s, people were gathering friends and family members around their living rooms to view slides from a recent trip or holiday. And as digital computers and cameras become prominent, the tradition slowly died. However, many of these slides are still available in the many people`s homes. Indeed, it is sad that these slides, especially the fragile ones are prone to wear and decay.


However, people should not lose those valuable memories forever. They should capture the spirit of their photos forever. The best way to ensuring the longevity of your photos is converting slides to digital formats so that they can be seen on a PC screen. With advancements in technology, it is easier to do that at home today.

In fact, doing that at home is much cheaper compared to expert slide conversion services. The only expenses that you will incur are just the initial outlay for slide scannerĀ & slide preparation equipment.

Most slide converters work like computer scanners. You connect the slide converter to your computer. Then insert a slide into a slide converter where it will be computerized using a CCD which is similar to the ones found in the digital cameras. The photos will be sent to your computer where some special software will allow them to be enhanced digitally, and then burnt to DVD or save to a hard drive.

Generally, these are some of the things that you should know when converting slides to digital at home.


7 Inch Tablets

After the wild success of Apple’s iPad, a flux of new tablet models have come onto the market. Not only do you now have a few choices in operating systems, but you also have two main sizes to choose from: 7 inch tablets and 10 inch tablets.

Since the iPad is a 10 inch tablet (almost), many of the early competing tablets have been released in the same size. But some people are finding that a 7 inch size is a bit more portable and easier for tasks like reading. In fact, most eReaders come with 6-7 inch screens making them better for holding upright for extended periods of time.

7 inch tablet

The other bonus of a 7 inch vs 10 inch screen is the cost. The smaller tablets tend to be more affordable than their larger counterparts and not everyone can afford a $500-600 tablet.

Here I will review some of the best 7 inch tablets on the market today. I should also mention that the highly anticipated Amazon tablet, the Kindle Fire, is a 7 inch tablet and available for order.