I have managed to get an image accepted that is scanned from some of my old slides. I lived for a year in Bangladesh and took quite a lot of photos there, as well as during some travels in India. Scanning is a little frustrating as you have to deal with a number of issues:
1. Dust and scratches. Hopefully there aren't scratches, but all the blowing in the world seems to leave a few particles behind that you need to take care of.
2. Color balance. Colors fade at different rates so the older the slide the more you need to handle color cast. I find my slides tend towards blue.
3. Grain. You can't get away from grain, but I find it is difficult to get good sharpness without enhancing the grain that is present.
4. Technique. There are a lot of variables to consider. You can... [ Read more...