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ION Slides Forever Film and Slide Scanner

Code: A76LB

ION Slides Forever Film and Slide Scanner is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 38.
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  • Transfer, edit and save 35mm slides and negatives
  • Scan and save all your 35mm slides, negatives and film digitally, save direct to your computer
  • Quick and simple, one-button image capture
  • High-resolution 5MP camera option
  • Easy-to-use photo editing software included for creating beautiful photo cards and more

Product details

ION Slides Forever Film and Slide Scanner

• Transfer, edit and save 35mm slides and negatives
• Scan and save all your 35mm slides, negatives and film digitally, save direct to your computer
• Quick and simple, one-button image capture
• High-resolution 5MP camera option
• Easy-to-use photo editing software included for creating beautiful photo cards and more

SLIDES Forever makes it easy and fun to rediscover your 35mm film negatives and slides on your computer. It features fast scanning and a single-cable connection, perfect for fuss-free archiving of your photo memories. Capture and archive all your old family photos, holiday snaps and precious moments.

If you’re like one of the millions of people who have boxes of slide carousels in the attic or a stack of negatives in an old shoebox, SLIDES Forever is perfect for you. SLIDES Forever user-friendly software eliminates the hassle and brings those memories of family celebrations, graduations, birthdays, and joyous occasions back into your life.

Slides Forever offers quick and easy transfer of slides and negatives to digital jpeg files. Simply load the included software, connect to your PC via the included USB cable, load your slides or negatives into the included holders and feed into the unit. Its one-touch capture couldn’t be easier. The fixed-range focus, automatic exposure and balance settings ensure optimal capture every time with accurate colour conversion and perfect imaging.

The included photo editing software offers manual colour and exposure balancing, cropping, rotating and more for polishing all of your images. It also allows you to design cards, invitations, postcards and more to share with family and friends.

Share your old photos online, and create digital copies. Protect and preserve your precious memories forever.

In the box:
• 1 SLIDES Forever
• 1 Driver / Software CD
• 1 USB cable
• 1 Slide holder
• 1 Negative roll feeder
• 1 Optics cleaning tool brush
• 1 Quickstart Poster
• 1 User Guide

Tech Spec:
High-resolution 5MP, 2592 x 1680 scanner
Fast, one-touch scanning takes just one to two seconds
Single-cable, high-speed USB 2.0 computer connection
Portable design with ultra-small footprint
Includes easy image-transfer and editing software
High-quality f=6.0, four-glass optic element
Fixed-focus range, automatic exposure and colour balance
Blue light indicates power when connected to computer
Includes ArcSoft Photo Impressions v.6.1.56.148 for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7
System Requirements:
Supported on Windows XP Service Pack II or higher. (Including Windows Vista, 7, 8 and10)
Pentium III 450 processor or equivalent (PIII 800 recommended)
128MB RAM (256MB recommended)
50MB available hard disk space (100MB recommended)
USB 2.0 port

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought this might be a lot worse than it actually is. So far I have scanned around 400 negatives, and around 600 slides, into my laptop with this. Once the controls are mastered on the software (ie the brightness & colours sliders etc) this little giant scans very faithful reproductions indeed, I now have rescued all our family history, from 1960 onwards, from slides that were rapidly deteriorating. recommend using photoshop or paintshop to clean up old images. I have brought 90% of our stuff back like new with that method. but the machine got me to a position to do that. Nice one Maplin !
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. did exactly what I wanted . Quick and easy to use and great scanning quality. The auto exposure/compensation was amazing to watch in action as it uncovered the picture from a under/over exposed slide. If you have a few thousand slides to scan to preserve the family achive, this scanner is just what you need
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and works perfectly I was cautious about buying this as it was so much cheaper than the other models but I am delighted. It works perfectly, was easy to set up on Windows 7, and the resulting quality is very good. Old slides from the 1960s now look fine in Photoshop. The software is very simple to use, and the only minor drawback is that one or two slides were a little tight for the feeder and had to be gently persuaded to drop down. Having experimented with a flatbed scanner with very little success this was a pleasure to use and gave excellent results!
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I partially agree with some of the other reviews as to the simplicity and easy operation once the controls have been master. However one major problem I have found to be rather annoying to the point of returning this product has to be the size of the finnished image of negative or picture copy. It seems to crop a substantial amount of image off the original negative or slide overall and when the slide or negative copy has been positioned with great care at the point of taking this process then chops a great deal of the finnished image which can be very frustrating, as the finnished copy image is somewhat smaller to the original one and at times to much image has been cropped and the image has been spoilt. I do feel that should you wish to copy the full negative image then this isn't for you. The only remidy I can see to improve this product is to have either a larger apreture on the supplied mounts or have a larger sanninig area that ecceeds the overall area of the copying negative or slidw and then this can be cropped accordingly with other image and photogaph software. Ion needs to get back to the drawing board with this and when they do measure the negative and slide area and then redesign the mounts to accommodate these measurements.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect and Simple I had around 600 slides to digitise and looked at several options. I already have a scanner capable of processing slides but it only works 4 at a time and although the scans are higher quality it is a slow process and the time input would have been too great. I needed something cheap to view the slides prior to scanning to weed out the ones I didn't want but this machine was so easy and the results so good I copied all my slide collection using this. A good transparency will produce a good scan a poor one will not. Don't blame the machine. It works perfectly on windows 10 and I managed around 100 per hour. Select the correct thickness on the slide carrier and it will jam now and then but if you are not too rough it operates pretty smoothly. My only problem is what to do with it now I have finished. I scanned all the slides to PC using the interpolated setting and then used the function in Photoshop Elements to batch process them all with auto correction for colour and contrast. I have attached a picture of one of the scanned slides.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit, with easy to use software. Love the slide feeder (like the feed on a semi-auto projector). Unlike many other products like this where you have to load negative strips into a frame and then feed it through the scanner, you can feed negative strips straight into the scanner. It's perfectly possible to scan 100+ negatives or slides in an hour. Excellent image quality too, a great buy!
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value I bought this yesterday for an urgent job and have now completed about 80 images. The scanner is good value; a tenth the cost of a "professional" unit - one of which I used to use until it became obsolete. The software is simple and the processor control of the unit itself is slick. It is particularly good for scanning large numbers of negatives to find ones to save as digital images. The colour balance is much better with negatives than with slides, in my experience. In fact I found that the best way to digitize slides was to use the Ion's slide holder fixed to a diffuse LED ceiling light and photo the colour slides with a camera fitted with a macro lens.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SLIDES TO PC. The item above works with windows 8.1 if anybody needs to know. Installed the software first as per instruction and worked first time. Great product well worth the money.
Date published: 2014-01-01
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Is this machine mac compatible?

Asked by: Topsy 343
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-16

Please advise which model device this is. ION list the "Slides Forever" device as legacy and the latest version is named "Slides 2 PC mkiii". Which is the one currently on sale? The image shows older device.

Asked by: pr_york
This is the older "Slides Forever"
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-14

Will this scanner work with 35mm black and white (monochrome) negatives as well as 35mm colour negatives and slides

Asked by: Dave
You may wish to contact Ion for that specific information from the link below. https://www.ionaudio.com/
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-12

Will this work with half frame slides

Asked by: Boolia
This is for use with 35mm slides and negatives.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-10

Does it work with mac os c el capitan

Asked by: QJfromQA
Unfortunately this is not mac compatible.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-07-25

Scanner purchased in Guildford . Slides Forever Installation CD states "Windows 7 (32-/64bit) or Windows 8 (32-64bit) The CD Version 1.1 is dated 2014. Will this work in Windows 10, or should I return it to my store?

Asked by: Lawson
Listed support is for Supported on Windows XP Service Pack II or higher. (Including Windows Vista, 7, 8 and10)
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-19

Can this slide scanner take individual slides?

Asked by: Briggsie
Yes you would just put one into the slide tray.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-28

Does it work with Windows 10?

Asked by: Sandra in Yorkshire
Supported on Windows XP Service Pack II or higher. (Including Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10)
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-05-24
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A76LB ION Slides Forever Film and Slide Scanner (1+) £39.99

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