When I was setting it up this morning, I noticed an odd plastic frame that came with it. It turns out that this frame greatly simplifies the scanning of 35mm negatives and slides. In addition, the scanning software is optimized to recognize when something is a negative, and it automatically scans it as a positive image. This is very cool because I have a lot of negatives that I no longer have prints of, and a lot of slides that I’ve never had prints for – and I don’t own a slide projector, so those slides have been pretty much unseen for a long time.
I quickly set it up and dug up some old slides and negatives – and it works! I’ve selected one in particular to show you here:
I’ve written before about the 9 months I spent on the road performing The Wizard of Oz from coast to coast, but this is the first time I’ve run a photo from the show because the only two photos I had handy were kind of lousy. But CC, who designed the costumes for the show and supervised their construction, had this slide in her archives. That’s me on the far right, welcoming everyone to the Emerald City (I also played Uncle Henry, the Wizard, and a munchkin).