My father took most of his photos in the 1950’s and 60’s as color slides. Now the slides are getting old, but still many interesting subjects on them besides the usual family photos. The construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the mid to late 1950’s for example. Our family lived in Iroquois, Ontario right on the St. Lawrence River during those years.
Recently in an effort to preserve the photos and make them easier to work with and view I purchased a slide scanner. This tool is fantastic. Takes only about 3 seconds per slide and saves into a .JPG (JPEG) graphic file. You can then put them on CD-ROM or DVD or your computer to edit and view. A slide show can be created that you can view on the TV or computer. Film can also be scanned with the same unit.
Now I have no financial interest in the company that makes this unit, but if you are interested go to,
For a writer like me this is a great tool. I can use a lot of my old slides and Dad’s to write articles and have photos available.