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Using the PowerSlide 5000 slide scanner  

Guide to digitizing slides using Trexler Library's scanner, located on Level A. Please visit the Lending Services Desk for access.
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017 URL: http://libraryguides.muhlenberg.edu/slidescanner Print Guide RSS Updates

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Directions

Step 1
Positioning the slide cartridge as shown (Fig. 1), with the numbering at the top, and with the individual slide facing you, rotate the slide until the image is upside down and insert into the numbered slot. NOTE: Begin with slot #2. DO NOT place a slide in slot #1. Fill the cartridge with the desired number of slides, up to 50.

Step 2
Turn the scanner on (on its left rear side). The scanner will calibrate for apx. two minutes (the slide arm will move in and out, and the green light will blink. The light will be solid and the arm closed when complete).  Place fingers on both sides of the tunnel cover and press and lift to remove (Fig. 2).

Step 3
Slide the cartridge into the tunnel from the left with the numbers facing up and nearest the front of the scanner (Fig. 3). Slide it until it touches the slide arm and feels as though it "clicks" into place. Pull out the slide arm (Fig. 4) and gently push the cartridge forward until you can slide the arm into Slot #1 (the empty slot).

Step 4
Having inserted your storage device into a USB port of the computer, open the CyberView X5 software from the desktop. In the upper left corner, select "Scan" > "Preference..." Typically, you will be scanning a positive: select this.

1) In the "Scan Settings" tab, locate your storage device in the directory by clicking "Browse."

2) At this point you can also decide how to name your files. For example, you could type "BritishArt215" into the "Base File Name" field and each slide would be automatically named "BritishArt215_001," "BritishArt215_002," etc.

3) Select the file type that you prefer, JPEG or TIF; the program defaults to TIFs of 1000ppi (see below).

When you have completed these steps, click "OK."

 

 

Step 5
To the right side of the main CyberView X5 window, you will see a smaller "Active Frame Setting" window (below). This is where you can adjust the resolution (dpi). We suggest choosing "Custom" and setting the resolution to 300; that is typically large enough for print quality, but the image will be actual size (apx. 1.5" x 1.5"). The bigger you need your image to be for eventual use, the higher the resolution should be; just remember that scanning and storage time increase propotionately.

 

Step 6
You are now ready  to scan. Click "Scan" again in the upper left, select "Scan" >"Multi-Scan to file" and set the range from 2-50, or however many slides you have loaded into the cartridge. Always begin with 2. Click "OK." Scanning will begin and will continue until the final slide is complete.

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