35mm Slide Scanner -- Scans individual slides automatically.
Photo Scanner -- Uses a feed tray which allows items to be scanned much faster than on the flatbed.
Flatbed Scanner -- Excellent for books, documents, certificates, newspapers, photo albums, and items with thick bindings.
Document Scanner -- Converts multiple page documents into a pdf file and stores it on a flash drive. This is ideal for preserving and sharing typewritten family histories.
Call to schedule a date and time to use the scanner equipment
The scheduled time will be in one hour blocks on the half-hour. The telephone number is listed in the box to the right.
The SlideSnap X1 is the latest generation 35mm slide scanner. It employs a high optical resolution, large sensor Sony digital camera to automatically capture up to 15 film slides per minute. It provides true life digital copies of your slides.
A FamilySearch Missionary will assist you during your scanning project.
Preparing to Use the Slide Scanner
| To use your reserved time effectively, you should sort through your slides before arriving at the center. Slides should be all oriented in the same way – with the glossy side towards you and the matte side away from you. You may want to remove dust from your slides by using compressed air (from a can). Your first step at the center will be to load your slides into a slide carousel. The center has spare carousels so you can arrive before your reserved time and load your slides into a carousel. The slide scanner will scan 15 slides per minute.
A flash drive is needed for storing the digitized images created. Please bring one with you. It is recommended that the flash drive be dedicated just for scanning documents and photos. Eight GB or larger of free space is suggested.
Once the images have been loaded onto your flash drive, you can take the images to another computer for any desired editing. Our center computers have Irfanview for image editing. Also, some users may have image editing software at their homes.
The slide scanner is to be used only with the assistance of a trained center missionary.
The slide scanner may be reserved in one-hour blocks on the half-hour. Considering the large number users desiring to scan slides, users may not reserve more than two one-hour blocks back-to-back.
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Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System PS80
The PS80 converts your old and new photos into JPEG and TIFF files in minutes. These digital images of color and black-and-white photos can be used to preserve your memories and allow multiple options to share your images.
This photo scanner accommodates photos and documents up to 8-1/2 x 14 inches and scans up to 85 photos per minute. It will also scan both sides of the photo in a single pass to capture notes about the picture on the back.
Preparing to Use the Photo Scanner
| The photo scanning station that you have reserved includes both an automatic feeding scanner and a manually-loaded flatbed scanner. Both scanners will scan photos as large as 8.5 X 14 inches. One of the two scanner stations has a larger flatbed scanner that will accommodate documents as large as 12 X 18 inches. If you need the larger flatbed scanner, please specify that when you make your reservation.
Individual photos can be scanned much more quickly than photos attached to an album page. If possible remove photographs from albums and remove any sticky tabs. If photos are affixed to an album page, or if they have any adhesive residue, they will need to be scanned separately on the flatbed. Also, the flatbed scanner should be used for scanning images on newsprint or other non-photographic paper.
The automatic feeding scanner can scan both sides of the photos. This is useful to capture identifying notes on the reverse side of the photos. Before coming to the center, you may want to sort your photos into three categories – those for the flatbed scanner, those for the automatic feeding scanner that require a two-sided scan, and those for the automatic feeding scanner that require only a one-sided scan.
You may want to clean the dust from your photos before coming to the center. Photos can be cleaned by gentle wiping with a microfiber cloth.
A flash drive is needed for storing the digitized images created. Please bring a flash drive with you. It is recommended that the flash drive be dedicated just for scanning documents and photos. Eight GB or larger of free space is suggested.
The scanners may be used only with the assistance of trained staff.
Please Note: Scanners may be reserved in one-hour blocks on the half-hour. Considering the large number of users desiring to scan photos, users may not reserve more than two one-hour blocks back-to-back.
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Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System - Flatbed Accessory
With the Flatbed scanners, multiple photos on an album page can be scanned and then saved as individual image files so there’s no risk of harm to them and album pages remain intact. These scanners can also be used for newspaper articles, documents, books, and various photos that will not properly feed through the photo scanner.
The small flatbed scanner is 8-1/2 x 14 inches.
The Larger scanner is 12 x 18 inches.
Lexmark Scanner, Printer and Copier
This Copier/Scanner/Printer will scan multi-page documents directly to a USB drive.
It also has the unique feature of being able to digitize individual documents and then send them directly into your Family Tree Memories Gallery.
It will print on standard (81/2 x 11) or legal size (81/2 x 14) paper.
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