While the issue discussed in the linkrot thread is a bit different, the discussion applies here.
I posted my comments from that thread here if anyone is interested in hearing more: File Sharing/ -- Jeffrey Berg (email) To scan a 35mm slide (film) for high-quality printing reproduction at enlarged sizes requires from 5 to 30mb; at its best, the 35mm film slide has a lot of high-resolution information, now just being approached by high-end digital cameras.
The carousel certainly had its difficulties and inconveniences--loading of slides upside down and backward (is that right?
), munged edges of slides with multiple use (causing the slide to jam), too much light in the room, touchy and very hot light bulbs, some problems with archival quality of slides after repeated projection, and difficult projector/screen relationships in many rooms not originally designed for projectors.
-- Mark Hineline (email) Here is the complete notice: July 14, 2003 Kodak Pre-discloses Plans To Discontinue Slide Projectors and Accessories in 2004 Eastman Kodak Company has confirmed plans to discontinue the manufacture and sales of slide projection products and accessories in June of 2004.
This early disclosure is being made to key user groups in order to allow time for adoption of a replacement technology or purchase of backup slide projector products.Of course a few of these problems are common to any projection method.One of the few successful uses of PP is as pure slide projector, at least for images that do not require superb resolution.I have just received, through an e-mail discussion list for archeologists, news that Kodak will discontinue production of the Carousel projector in 2004.Although the notice I received did not say so, it seems likely that the use of digital projectors and Powerpoint, especially in business and industry, is to blame for this.The notice I recieved contained this:"Slide projectors continue to be used in many government applications due to a proven track record of cost-effective, reliable, high-quality image projection.Combining the seven years of service and support with a long history of trouble-free operation, means that slide projectors will continue to enjoy many years of productive use."Now, too much can be made of this.Some Dental Board Certification examinations require that candidates send an undeveloped roll of film of their patient cases to be processed by the examiners independently and projected simultaneously with identical slides processed by the candidate on exam day. By taking on digital projection without an alternative are we throwing out the baby with the bathwater ?-- Patrick Sequeira (email) It is interesting the first response should come down to image integrity.It is possible to calculate projection distance and screen size by moving the on-screen projector, or entering numeric values.(Operating Environment: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or higher.