Glass slides, or lantern slides, were invented in 1849, are a transparent slide mounted within glass plates and are intended to be viewed by being projected onto a surface.
William and Frederick Langenheim patented the invention in 1850 and they discovered a way of using a light sensitive solution to be adhered onto a plate of glass, rather than paper to create a negative image, which could be used to project a large image to an audience
Lantern slides were used for entertainment and educational purposes until the mid 20th century when the Kodachrome three colour process made 35mm slides less expensive to produce.
You can view a larger copy of the image by clicking the sample thumbnail, you will then be able to view the amount of detail our scans produce.
To scan these antique slides, we use a flat bed scanner and lay the glass directly on the glass scanner bed emulsion side up which eliminates any risk of Newton Rings. The sample image shown is the result of the scan without any modifications in Photoshop. Please note that Digital ICE will not work with black and white glass scans
We have also had success in cleaning the glass slide before the scan which reduces the amount of dust and therefore improves the quality of the image, our service includes the cleaning, scanning and sending the image back to you on a disk or via email.
Find out how it will cost to scan slides and turn turn into digital images.Slide Scanning Prices
You can of course contact us or use our online system to get a quote and place an order, then just send your photo's to us. We will take great care of your photos.How slide scanning works
Want to share your slides with your children ? Or are you having a wedding, perhaps a big birthday coming up and want to embarrass the lucky person ?Why scan your slides?
Share your scanned slides with the world through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox etc and let the world enjoy!Sharing images on social media