Everyone enjoys having old photos of precious memories to look at, but over time, those prints can fade or get lost or damaged. To properly preserve them for future generations, it’s important to take the time to digitize them with a high-quality scanner. A top option is the reliable Kodak Mini Digital Film and Slide Scanner, which allows you to easily scan, edit and save images from slides, negatives and Super 8 film.
A huge variety of film and slide formats have been used throughout the decades. Most film and slide scanners usually scan the most commonly used formats such as Super 8 mm and 35 mm. Many are capable of scanning several more formats with included or purchasable adapters.
The biggest format compatibility to check for is video. Most scanners are only capable of scanning images, even if what’s being scanned is a video strip. You could scan each frame and string them together with an editing program, but this would take days and you wouldn’t digitize the sound if it had it. Scanners capable of scanning video are usually pricey.