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35mm slides from digital file near Madison, WI

Sabine Gruffat , Apr 18, 2008; 09:32 a.m.

Does anyone know a good place to have digital files made into 35mm color slides near Madison, WI?

If not, where would be a good place close by?



Stephen Lewis , Apr 18, 2008; 10:31 a.m.

Forget close by...you can transmit over the web and get them back in 24-48 hrs from most places.

Mark Peterson , Apr 18, 2008; 10:36 a.m.

I have used, and recommend www.slides.com. You upload images to their website, and receive slides in the mail in a few days.

For you, a strong benefit is that slides.com is located in Verona, WI. So I would expect that you would receive your slides back very quickly.

Good luck, Mark

Paul Lewis , Apr 18, 2008; 11:13 a.m.

Slides.com does very good work.

Charles Stobbs , Apr 18, 2008; 11:59 a.m.

How many pixels do you need to get a decent slide?

Ron Andrews , Apr 18, 2008; 01:52 p.m.

"How many pixels do you need to get a decent slide?"

It depends on what kind of image you have. If you have graphic presentation slides with no fine detail, then 1.5-2.0 Megapixels will do. For a decent continuous tone image, 6 megapixels will look good. I you want to make sure that you are getting the most information possible on that 35mm slide, then 24 megapixels (4000x6000) will do that. At this level, the film cannot record distinct pixels. Try it and see if your results are acceptable.

G. Armour Van Horn , Apr 19, 2008; 05:05 p.m.

Most film recorders run at 11 megapixels, 4,096 x 2,730, more resolution in the file won't add anything. I find surprisingly little difference after you hit the 1800x1200 range.

As to distance, I have no idea. I'm NW of Seattle and I have very few clients in the northwest, plenty in the New York to Washington corridor and a clump in California. Maybe most people think it's best to get their slides made a long way away?


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