Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kenner 1981 461-001-05 - Scooby Doo!

4 comments:

  1. What a great blog! This was probably my fav toy of all time. How do you capture the slides?

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  2. Thanks, rightxhere. When I'm preparing slides, I place four strips of them at a time on my flatbed scanner and scan them at a minimum 600 dpi resolution. I then take the scans into PhotoShop, where I run one of several macros I've developed to enhance the colors and so forth, sometimes tweaking them as needed or redoing anything that's missing.

    From there, I import the individual slide pictures into iPhoto, and then place them in order into an iMovie file, to which I add the sound effects and music. It's all done on a Mac -- or rather, two Macs, since my new Mac doesn't have PhotoShop on it, and the older Mac's version is very old!

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  3. Interesting--I thought you'd have to have them backlit somehow to get the proper effect, but they come out good.

    I have a couple old green 61 sets (although some of them seem double-imaged or have a lot color-bleeding).

    Nice to hear from a fellow Mac user. Thanks for adding me on FB.

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  4. Thanks for the compliment! There have been varying degrees of success, depending on the condition of the original slides.

    The double-imaging or color bleed you're seeing is actually off-register printing. Kenner's slides weren't actually film (like the View-Master slides), but were printed on plastic, and they didn't always get the registration right.

    And you're welcome for being added as a friend on FaceBook! And I'm always happy to hear from a fellow Mac person myself!

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