The great thing about old 35mm photos is that most of us have them 'backed up' on negatives stuffed in forgotten drawers. The bad thing, however, is that most of us can't remember what's on the negatives until we hold them up to the light and squint. And even then it's hard to tell. Enter the truly ingenious USB Negative Scanner.
L-R: Deluxe VFS-004, new VFS-002m
At the touch of a button this idiot-proof gizmo scans 35mm negatives or slides and converts the trapped images into digital pics. You can then edit, crop and resize them using the included software ready for printing, archiving or just viewing on the big screen. It's like delving into the past without the DeLorean.
How it works...
Insert the loaded film holder
Choose from various options from the uploaded software
Convert your negative into a digital image!
The Negative Scanner is powered via USB!
Now you can upload your old pics!
Using the USB Negative Scanner is a doddle. Simply plug it in your USB port (no mains power or batteries required), slip a negative or slide into the respective holder and push it through. The image then appears on screen. All you do is wait a few seconds for the intuitive software to adjust the back light and colour balance and hit scan. Before you can say 'oh gawd, look at me fringe!' you'll have a genuine 5 megapixel piccy on your PC.
Converts slides too
Compact and sleek, this hi-tech device will save you a fortune at the photo lab and it's so easy to use you'll be converting all those long-forgotten pics in no time: mum and dad's wedding, old birthdays, that holiday where you insisted on wearing a pre-ironic Take That t-shirt; even really old negs of granny in her Sunday best or dusty slides you last viewed on dad's clumsy projector.
A great gift for mum, dad or anyone who's ever owned a 35mm camera, the USB Negative Scanner is a brilliant way of getting old photos on social networking sites, especially if your best mate had a hairdo like Pee-wee Herman and your emo sister was into East 17. Who says you can't turn a negative into a positive?
From L-R: User guide, Film and Slide holders, Software CD and the USB Negative Scanner
One touch instant scan (1-2) seconds
USB 2.0 Hi Speed only (not USB 1.1 compatible)
Powered directly from USB 2.0 port; no need for external power supply
Small and compact
High quality 4 glass optic element
Fixed focus range & automatic exposure/ colour balance
Built in Colourbright technology for more accurate colour conversion
Arcsoft PhotoImpression editing software included
1 Year manufactures limited warranty
Film trays included
35mm, Slide, 110
No - PC driver included
8cm x 10cm x 9cm
16.5cm x 10cm x 9cm
1x USB Powered Negative Scanner
1x 35mm Negative Holder
1x Slide Holder
1 x 110 format film holder( VFS-002m only)
1x User guide
1x Software and Driver CD
Windows 7, Vista or XP. Minimum of 512MB Ram and 100MB hard disk space required with one free USB 2.0 port available
Mac (VFS-002m only). Power PC G5 or Intel Core Duo Processor recommended, free USB 2.0 port, 768MB RAM internal memory, 500MB free hard disk space, Direct X 9.0 or higher, Mac 10.4.3 or above.
Product - approximately 16.5cm (H) x 10cm (L) x 9cm (D)
Packaging - approximately 28cm (H) x 13cm (L) x 13cm (D)
Package weight - approximately 936g
Product - approximately 8cm (H) x 10cm (L) x 9cm (D)
Packaging - approximately 28cm (H) x 12.5cm (L) x 10cm (D)
Package weight - approximately 550g
35mm slide holders that have been specifically designed to take 35mm slides that are in cardboard or thin plastic mounts to a thickness of maximum 3mm.