It is not uncommon for our parents or grandparents to have stored old slides up in the loft or spare bedroom, often never to be viewed again, which is such a shame.
This was certainly the case with my parents and I decided to do something about it.
As this year was their diamond (60th) wedding anniversary I thought it would be nice to make a self-publishing book to celebrate the event . It was quite a job collecting some 3,000 slides from their loft then sifting through and choosing those that were worth scanning, but it was well worth it.
Using Technofile's scanning service, I had the slides scanned in raw format. Just about all the old slides scanned were Kodachrome, which gives a very blue tinge to the digital image. However, because I had the slides scanned in raw I was able to use Lightroom presets to get a much better white balance. That said, I still used a preset which reflects that the Kodachrome digital images were original Kodachromes.
From the scans, I was able to choose the images, enhance them in Lightroom and upload the book to Blurb for printing out. Blurb did a great job and the result was a beautiful coffee table book, which my parents loved.