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Happy New Year everyone!  I am in Atlanta in PJs at 10pm waiting for the “new year.”  I just got my kids off to sleep in their fluffy hotel beds.  In case you do not follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I am in Atlanta for my youngest sister’s wedding.  She is getting married on Saturday night. 

We got into town today, ate dinner at a place called Season 52 and I am now blogging while my husband watches Basketball and Bowl Games.  At dinner, my uncle gave me a very cool gift – an envelop full of slides from 1978 (when I was 6-7 years old – same age my twins are now).  I look exactly like Jenna in these slides.  It is freaking me out.  Same face, same expressions.  I had no idea that my uncle was into photography 30 years ago and had no idea that these photos existed. 

So if any of you know how I can get slides made into prints, please let me know.  It is fun holding them to the light, but I really want to share with all of you.  Seriously, Jenna has a twin (Ellie) but when you see these, you will think she is mine.  So please tell me where I can send these to get prints.  Thanks everyone.  Again, Happy New Year!!!

Jodi

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  1. ttexxan on December 31, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    My dad bought this gadget that puts slide (ie picture) info onto a CF card. It can then be placed on your computer. Not sure how it works but does a very good job. Local places such as Wolf Camera price per image to transfer slide.Happy New Year

  2. Shelby on December 31, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Costco does a good job (at least they did for me) and was reasonable.

  3. JenW on December 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I use this company for all my important prints and calendars. They are wonderful to work with. http://www.bayphoto.com/Hope it helps! Enjoy the slides!

  4. Ericha Farrington on January 1, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Ritz Camera makes prints from slides. I love looking at old pictures.

  5. ali hohn on January 1, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Happy New Year Jodi! I bet those photos are pretty cool of you back in the 70’s 🙂

  6. Paul Kremer on January 1, 2009 at 12:49 am

    You can purchase slide scanners on Amazon, or if you don’t want to buy one for the small number of slides you have, take them to a Ritz Camera. When I got them back, they looked very nice, they are at a resolution of 1800 x 1204, so not enormous or anything, but they’ll print a 4 x 6 or a 5 x 7 beautifully. It cost me a little bit under $1 per scanned negative, but as a 1-time cost to digitally preserve old negatives, it was well worth it for me. Hope that helps!

  7. Paul Kremer on January 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Oh hey, maybe I should make it clear I was talking about getting the negatives scanned, not just making prints of them. Last year, I got all my favorite film negatives scanned in so that they were preserved digitally! Also, they were then able to receive some Photoshop treatment. 🙂

  8. lisa on January 1, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Be careful where you send your old slides to, some companies send them to India, etc. http://www.slidescanning.com/ and and http://www.digitalslides.net/index.htm and http://www.pearsonimaging.com/ — all three do the scanning in the USA. Costco actually does a good job too (they did the competition for the Connecticut Association of Photographers where we had a print, slide and digital competition and then projected everything digitally at our dinner).My husband recently created a digital program “An African Safari” which he has presented to many different camera clubs and organizations. He had hundreds of “old” (1993) slides and he started to scan then, but dust was the enemyy, so I googled and found this out — you can actually photograph the slides. We put them on a light box, used a tripod and set the camera parallel to the lightbox and photographed each one. The colors were even slightly better than the original because we shot them on cloudy and they warmed up the old film just a tad. The slideshow quality was superb, no one could tell that the images had not been taken digitally. It does not cost anything and I think that you will be pleased with the results. Happy New Year! Lisa

  9. JenW on January 1, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Bay Photo can scan them for you and put them on CD. I think it gets costly but their quality is worth it.

  10. sam on January 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Oh wow.. what a GREAT gift to receive!!!!!Check out Adorama website for info: http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=academy_new&article=101005and call some local print shops in your area to see if they will do it for you!I can’t wait to see the pics!!!!!!Happy New Year!!!sandy

  11. heatherK on January 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    One of the blogs I frequent talked about this very thing and gave the names of a few companies who do it: http://jdorganizer.blogspot.com/2008/11/preserving-and-sharing-memories.html

  12. Rae Higgins on May 18, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Wonder if Season 52 is still open

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