How do I Use the 21C Film & Slide Digital Converter?

by Mark Spowart

The 21c Film and Slide Digital Converter is a scanner that will take your film and slides and convert them to digital files. Once converted to digital files, you can edit, email, print or create any number of calendars, slide shows or photo collages with your images from past years. The 21c Film and Slide Digital Converter comes with all the required hardware and software that is needed for it to connect to your home computer.

Install the software for the 21c Film and Slide Digital Converter onto your home computer by placing the included CD software into your computers CD drive and following the guided instructions.

Attach the 21c Film and Slide Converter to your home computer using either a USB 2.0 or 1.1. Plug in the converter and turn it on.

Prepare your slides or negatives for scanning by gently cleaning them with an anti-static cloth.

Create the destination folder on your computer where your scanned images can be saved to.

Load your slides or film negative strips into the included carrier tray.

Insert the carrier tray into the 21c Film and Slide Digital Converter and start the scan by clicking the "Start" button either on the converter or through the installed software.

Repeat Steps 3 to 6 until all your slides or film negative strips have been scanned.

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About the Author

Since 2002 Mark Spowart has been working as a freelance writer and photographer in London, Canada. He has publication credits for writing and/or photography in Canada, The United States, Europe and Norway, with such titles as "The Globe & Mail," "The National Post," Canada News Wire, Sun Media and "Business Edge" magazine.

Photo Credits

  • photo_camera 120 slide film image by saied shahinkiya from