Ion Slide2PC MKIII USB Film & Slide Scanner
Rating: 4.5/5read 202 reviews
- Transfer 35mm film and slides to your PC at the touch of a button
- Archive saved photos on your computer, copy to CD, email to friends and family, or print
- Takes just half a second to scan each negative or slide to your computer
Have you got a loft full of old, neglected but treasured film negatives, rolls of film and slides that you’d love to bring back to life to show your children and grandchildren?
All those cherished memories gathering dust and slowly deteriorating with age.
Well, the Ion Slide2PC Film and Slide Scanner could be just what you need. Simply connect the scanner to your computer and at the touch of a single button, you can start converting your collection of film negatives and slides to digital files.
Once the newly digitised images are on your computer they can be printed, copied to CD, stored - or if you really want everyone to see your Keegan-esque perm and flares - emailed to friends and family!
- Convert 35mm film negatives, rolls of film and slides into digital files (.jpg / .tif)
- Archive saved photos on your computer, copy to CD, email to friends, or print
- Takes only half a second to scan each neg or slide
- Plug & Play: No drivers required
- Easily transfer pics by pressing a single large button
- Power is supplied by the 2.0 USB connection
- Excellent value for money*
- Measures 15.3cm H x 8.3 W x 8.3 D
- Weighs just 660g
- Piano black finish
*Based on average high street pricing, the Ion SLIDE2PC Scanner will pay for itself after scanning approximately 6 rolls of 36 exposure negatives or 40 slides.
- PC: Windows XP or Vista - NOT MAC COMPATIBLE
- USB 2.0 (important!)
- Uses a 5 mega pixel CMOS sensor with 3,600 dpi interpolation & 48-bit colour scan
- Automatic exposure control
- Colour balance
- Fixed focus
- 3 white LED backlight
- Single pass scan
Please call 01252 896 040 for technical support on this item
- Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - £2.99
- Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £4.99
- Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
- We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands
- Every product is covered by our 14-day money back guarantee
- Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 14 days) or replace free of charge
- If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 020 3617 7400
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As a 68 year old trying to revive & archive 35mm slides taken while in the R.A.F over 30 years ago,I was amazed at how easy this equipment was to use and what a good job it did
Excellent product. So easy to use and so quick. Great to get the slides on the pc. Good vfm!
Bury St. Edmunds
Easy to use24/04/2013 14:21:00
Just what I wanted, at a good price, and delivered quickly.28/01/2013 10:57:00
Very good service, many thanks30/12/2012 11:54:00
I would recomend anyone to have very usefull tool.It's my first ther may be others but so far so good
Does exactly what it says on the box30/11/2012 17:15:00
Good device : best price I've seen
Great Piece of Kit01/11/2012 16:02:00
Great scanner. Small and easy to set up and use. Really pleased that I can now save all my family photographic history. Can also view easily and edit (a certain amount as not digital images) in Photoshop. As my slides are not in great condition I do have to clean the scanner but this is easy with proper camera cloth. Would highly recommend.
Good value for money and a great response from the company re delivery etc.. Very Impressed. Thank You.
Does what it says on the tin!05/10/2012 17:20:00
Was exactly what I was looking for to put the family slides on computer at a reasonable price, before they deteriorate. Easy to operate and can be done in stages. Results look good on the computer.
Slide convertor that is verstaile and easy to use28/08/2012 10:24:00
Extremely good value for money / good timely delivery
It does the job well24/08/2012 09:38:00
The delivery was very quick. It was a birthday present for my husband he is delighted with it. Even I have been able to understand and use it. Hopefully we will get many years of pleasure transfering all our slides to disc.
Slide scanner Slides to PC29/05/2012 10:41:00
Decent device for the price.
Better than expected - a great product22/05/2012 15:15:00
All arrived okay. Good service21/05/2012 15:53:00
Not yet in full use
Easy to use. On some slides colour requires some adjustment. Otherwise fine.
I'm loving this new gadget. Certainly does what it says and easy to use and I'm no computer geek! My only minor concern is whether the little plastic handle on the slider part holds up. Have about another 5000 slides to go!
I am astounded by the quality this scanner achieves, it's brilliant and I would recommend this to anyone. The ability to scan negatives too works excellently too.
This really was plug and play, so easy to use
Service was excellent and product is fantastic - have copied around 700 slides with no problems and superb quality
Although the software appeared to load the slides did not appear on the screen. A call to T2 obtained the maufacturer's number and I was talked through re-installing and new configurations. The downloadable instructions although apparently simple did not replicate on the screen! However, following the phone call, all appears to be well although I think the directions could be more accurate.
very pleased works well
Much quicker than a traditional scanner. Ideal for the job.
Excellent - works well and provides high quality digital versions of my 35mm slides. Easy to install and use.
I have found this product to be very useful and extremely quick with negatives,but a little bit slower with slides
i am so glad i finally bought this item. the results are amazing. to see all these old (quite a few have since passed away) familiar faces again and being able to send photos on to relatives abroad is so satisfying. i have too many negatives, he he. i would recommend this scanner quite happily. as long as people bear in mind that negatives are an 'old' invention with a photo quality inferior to modern digital technology they will not be disappointed. Hella Cornish
Easy to use. Results very satisfactory so far.
Seems to work OK on windows XP & 7
Not used yet
So far so good
Appears to work very well. Thankyou.
Good value for money - does what it says on the box.
So far I have only been able to load cardboard-backed slides into the machine. It will not take plastic-enclosed slides e.g. Agfa. The sale information should have madethis clear as I will only be able to complete about half the digitisation I was planning. I hope to speak to your technical dept on this in due course.
Delighted with the performance, well worth the money, easy to use. Altogether better than expected.
Have tried this a little and it looks as though it will do what I wanted. Brian
The scanner was easy to install and operate. Results are good though the definition may not be adequate for large sxale enlargement. The brightness and solour balance controls are simple and effective. I am sure that I shall enjoy using this to scan my huge collection of slides, going back to 1949. I am aged 88 and have found it easy to use.
very good once i had sorted out how to use it.
Actually I did not receive what I ordered! However the iten which you sent did the job. The item in the Telegraph magazine was to include a SD card and the unit had several controls on the top of it? The ION Slides to PC which I actually received was quite different but does an excellent job. One presumes the picture illustrated an obsolete or replaced version? I should be interested to know what occurred Bob Harriman
Very easy to use and gives good results.
very good was able to put old slides on my computer
Excellent product for the money, very easy to use. I bought it as I have old slides I wanted to convert. Have printed some of the slides scanned and now have some great prints.
works very well. wouldnt have paid more than the £60 for this item
This is a fairly unsophisticated slide copier and does its job well. It arrives complete with CD and everything necessary to set it up quickly and without fuss. It handles slides easily except those processed in plastic mounts by Agfa, which seem to be slighly too thick to go through the aperture. I am very pleased with the results which can be adjusted and fine-tuned in Windows or other photo software.
USB Film & Slide Scanner was far better than I expected, very easy to use, and very good value for under £60. It arrived only 4 days after I ordered it, considering it was the Xmas holiday period, this service was excellent.
Excellent product. Does the job quickly and efficiently. Slides with cardboard mounts can stick a little sometimes but not a major problem. I have a lot of slides in plastic mounts which sadly can only be transfer in the 4x loader. Otherwise well worth the money.
Written full instrucrtions should be included.
I have opened this package,but cant review it because it is a Christmas present for my hubby,I am sure it will be fine I will contact you after the event with any comments
The ability to fix pictures also works well.
Delighted to find a piece of modern technology which even I, approaching 80 years of age, can manage and does what it says. Would have no hesitation in recommending this item.
It was excellent.
good value for money have been looking for something like this for a while
So easy to use and fast processing time.
Works well, very pleased.
The Ion slides2pc is simple to install and use. It has given new life to old slides that I haven't seen in years, as well as many priceless memories. It does all that you would expect at the price, but be aware that it doesn't reproduce the complete sharpness of the original slides. It's accetable but not as sharp or true in colour. No regrets though. Glad I bought it.
Software easy to load and instructions on how to use easy to follow.
Very easy to operate and excellent results.
Well thought out with it multi-feed slide holder and for those extra thick mounts a separate hand loader. Nice that the power source is from the USB. Focuses and scans very quickly but software rather basic and although some adjustment (brightness and coulour balance) can be manually altered the unit appears to ignore and produce what it thinks is best. For the price the unit is very good value for money and extremely easy to set-up and use
Brilliant, easy to use I had no problems with it at all. Well not quite true I managed to lock the software up twice and had to uninstall and reinstall which was easy. Apart from that no problems. I've converted over 200 slides some nearly 40 years old and can now display them on the television.
Bradford On Avon
Just scanned over 300 slides copied onto phone and printed out at Asda,great quality,put them on DVD looked amazingly good on 38 HDTV
Absolutely thrilled with the performance - clarity, colour, ease of copying and no need for a computer.
Very easy to use and better result than I expected
Does what it says on the tin.
Good product and prompt delivery
A good piece of kit, well made and easy to use. The software installs cleanly and quickly. Just enough bells and whistles to make it very useful and easy to use.
Fantastic value for money, easy to use, just what we were looking for.
did what it said on the tin
Simple to install and use.
Easy to use once set up and good reproduction of slides. Good price.
Had a slight difficulty loading but that was my fault for not following instructions.
There is quite a lot of fiddling about to do to get a good image - time consuming ! The set up instructions said that my operating system would say if it was 32 or 64 bit. It did not ! Guessed 32 bit which appears correct
No problems so far.
Seems to be working OK but use has been limited so far
ives probably as good a result as I can expect from the original images.
Great bit of kit. Probably not the best colour reproduction nor resolution but satisfactory for the amateur (like me).
The scanner worked very well after I had sorted out the driver. The images produced are sharp an the colours look good.
Does what it says on the box
I have been away for some time and only now have just printed the 12 pages. Propose to start scanning slides sometime next week. I also have two Win 7 systems here, so is there any intention of pr0viding the software/driver for this OS?
overall comment is, efficient, items do what they say, good product
Does what it says on the tin very well.
Great, it works with the software as described and provides good quality images.
Installed easily and working OK
The view is very ease to install and easy to use. Had no problems and scanning all those old photo's is a breeze. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone even those not very competent with computers - the instructions are clear making inallation easy.
After loading the programme it wanted to become the default for all of my images and I didn't want it to. It was a bit of a pain in that respect. Otherwise the product is ideal for my purposes.
Very easy to use to transfer negatives to my PC but does not seem to have a facility to make a positive image from the negative image. Editing facility is very good.
first class good value..
good easy to understand
Really easy to use - just the ticket for the scope I'm looking for
performs well, but user manual (on dvd) is not very comprehensive
Scanner performs well for the price once working. Installation of software not exactly as per the documentation. Operation of the software is fragile as it reacts with other products on the machine - exactly which has to be determined by trial and error.
WOULD LIKE IT TO SLIDE MACHANICALLY FROM PHOTO TO PHOTO
Easy to set up and use. Quality is acceptable for the money paid. Great fun looking back at slides from 20-30 years ago and being able to share them with friends and family rather than them being locked away in a dusty cupboard.
Very pleased with everthing
Supporting software runs slowly at times - seems to be more successful with no other programmes open - but getting good results from slides, some taken as long as 40 years ago ! Very pleased so far.
Fab scanner - software freezes every now and then but quality of scanned slides are brilliant!
not usd yet
Order delivered on time and in good condition. However you may wish to discuss with the makers the inadequacy of their instructions on its use.
dead easy to use and good results.
Scanner is very easy to set up and run, although so far the results have been a little disappointing. Colours are not accurately transferred and pictures lack the bright sparkle of projected slides, especially mountain/lake scenes. It might take some time to be able to correct the colours using the provided or other software. Slides of children/family etc look much better. All in all the scanner is producing what I wanted and I expect I can improve many of the results with practise, having in mind that many of my slides are over 50 years old!
Very satisfied with the product and delivery time
Perfect, exactly what I wanted, need I say more.
I'm pleased with the performance of the scanner.
Scans negatives onto computer very well but we have a blue tinge to our prints on screen, the image is not sharp enough as well. We have had a digital camera for 2 years so know about editing. Settings we used are JPEG, highest quality, negative, 24 and 1800. The original photographs are very clear and sharp. The film used was Kodak Gold. How can we get rid of the blue tinge. Would be glad of your advice on possible altenative settings.
Chester le Street
This product is excellent value for money and really easy to use, I only wish that I had been aware of it earlier as I have some 625 slides and only a small hand viewer. To see the photographs on the computer screen is very good, thank you very much for such an excellent product. Frank Dobson
Average product for an average price.
We are delighted with the equipment and have been surprised at the quality achieved in dealing with slides some 40 years old
Excellent - it does everything it says on the box!
Neat little device,instuctions a bit limited,perhaps after more practice it will turn out to be a good investment.
It took a while for my Vista PC to load the driver correctly. Only limited use so far but b & w negs were very successful. Definition is fine on slides and colour negs but colours and exposure seem to vary, particularly with darker images.
I have had negatives from the 60's & was wondering how I was going to know what was on them other than having them developed, which would have been expensive, but with the Ion Slide2PC Scanner, I can view each one, print the ones I want,retore them to the colour & sharpness desired & save. With it on special offer, could not go wrong, thank you very much.
Only done a quick test. Seems to work fine enough for me to recommend the scanner to a friend.
This product exceeded my expectations. I wanted to digitise hundreds of slides taken many years ago and stored in boxes in my loft. It was easy to set up the software and very easy to use. The results, bearing in mind the limitations of the original slides, were very good indeed. I was able to save them in Windows Photo Gallery, allowing me to edit them after saving. All in all I am very pleased with the product. It's very good value.
Very simple to operate; good value for money
Good exposure pictures scan very well. Poor exposure (too bright or too dark) needs adjustment
Some difficulty installing drivers (had to consult Ion helpline). Product appears to work well on low contrast, slightly overexposed slides, less well on high contrast, underexposed slides, as expected at this price. Fine for viewing on computer, may not be sharp enough for digital projection.
Have now scanned 800 slides - only 2,500 to go. A good product. Simple to use.
Easy to set up and use. Impressively fast scanning. The only criticism is that each slide was slightly out of focus - but that could be corrected by editing (Photoshop)
Poor installation instructions resulting in using your technical department having to be contacted for assistance
The scanner is easy to use and produces well adjusted images
After some initial problems with configuration it was sorted by the second technician at ION. Operates well and produces good results
Found it to be very good with good reproduction of scanned transparencies. Negative films were converted very well. Overall very pleased with it
Fatastic for the money, just what I was looking for!!
All working very well considering many of the slides are now ove 20 yrs old extremely pleased
Early days, I'm still learning to use it but so far, i'm highly delighted. I could have used another slide. some of my old negatives are only about 25 Mm. (approx)
It does exactly what I wanted.
have lots of slides to sort out .but so far so good
Simple set up and as I get used to using the various controls the results are improving. very impressed.
I am pleased with this. My only critical observation would be that it does not handle high contrast images well, but then neither do sophisticated cameras without a little help. One wonders whether some digital equivalent of an ND grad filter exists, and might be incorporated in the software.
Seems very straight forward to use. We are delighted to see our slides on the screen!
Arrived as promised before Christmas. Thank you
Copies slides very well but I can only scan negatives into a negative condition then have to use Photoimpression5 to convert them, I cannot find the correct way to do this in the manual
Easy to use & set up. Excellent so far.
The advert says convert your transparancies to digital but it does not say that they can only be 35 mm which is frankly misleading. See previous box for comments.
I have had no problems what so ever with the slide scanner it has worked perfectly with cardboard,plastic,glass slides and negatives.I would recommend it to anyone.
At the time of writing I am still experimenting, however the product is relatively easy to use. Slides copy very well with good colour definition. Colour negatives copy less well and it seems difficult to get good colour reproduction when compared to prints of the same picture. However further experimentation may yeield better results. Overall very satisfied
Very satisfied with the performance of ION slide scanner to date
Excellent piece of kit does everything I expected so simple to use
Some slides scans do not appear in My Pictures
It is a brilliant product. I was originally looking at the Photofix make, but the reviews were not so good, but when i read the reviews on the ION that is when i immediately purchased it. thanx
All seems to work ok, but the software want to take over and be the default setting for my pictures
Very pleased with the scanner. I feel, however, that the slide holder could do with being a bit more "robust". It's not very easy to open and I think it could easily get broken. So far, so good.
The product was very good. the problem was that my slides were very old and so I couldn't get the qualith reproduction I wanted.
Installation was dead easy
Although orignally "out of stock" delivery was still excellent.
Better than other types I have used in the past
Good product, and value for money. Only slightly negative comments are the slide holder which is fiddly to use, and the software which is a bit basic compared to other photo software. On a positive note the process is quite quick, and the quality of the copied image is good (compared to the original).
not 5 stars yet.. but if slides turn out as good as colour negatives then 5 stars no problem
My wife is using this and agrees it is excellent value and is simple and easy to use.. She is very pleased with it
Brilliant piece of technology. It will keep us busy for hours !!!!!!!!!
very good result
I make a lot of domestic CDs & DVDs from old vinyl records & new mini camcorder tapes. I have converted from 35mm colour slides & super 8mm stereo film. Having travelled a lot I have hundreds of 35mm colour slides to put on disc. I used your unit today to make my first transfer & it seemed to work well. Only 799 more slides to go & I hope it can stand the pace. Your order & delivery service worked well & it seems like a well made piece of equipment, but time will tell. I have to say that so far your company has been a pleasure to work with & I appreciate your after sales interest. Not experienced with a lot of companys. So thanks for asking & I will let you know of any problems.
The instructions for installation are very poor, it took me two attempts to install and run the scanner.
The scanner is fine, but the photo impressions is causing me a few problems, and I am hoping that it is possible to down load without using it. Must find out.
Slides are darker than expected but the scanner suits my purpose.
Excellent value and worked straight out of the box with no problems.
City of Newport
Excellent service - the product was delivered much sooner than expected. Easy to undrestand its use. A little cumbersome loading slides, but the software is excellent. I have recommended it to a friend.
Great, easy transfer of slides to digital. Order delivered on time as specified
Good quality results
I did not expect my order before Xmas but it was ordered on Sunday afternoon and delivery was on Tuesday morning, how can you beat this?
Have not fully tested this yet.
Product not used as yet, but the product was well packaged and received in good condition. Based on the information I have gleaned from other sources this Slide Scanner appears to be one of the best currently available.
I would say it was v alue for money, but have returned the product
Very easy to use no problems in installing.
An excellent unit, slightly let down by the wslide carriers
Just loaded software and put in a few slides. No problems so far. The explanation for the loading of the software could have been clearer but I got there fairly quickly. My slides are nearly 40 years old so the colours have faded a bit on some of them and we're spoiled with the amazing quality of modern digital images but my old Canon SLR camera didn't do a bad job. Slide tray a bit fiddley but it does take plastic slide cases as well as card. Overall, a very good product I'd say.
Not yet fully assessed but appears to meet requirements.
have no hang ups with this product simple to setup and use
A very good product that is easy to use and gives good results.
no problem, goods arrived in an acceptable time.
Brilliant,saves a lot o storage space!
weston super mare
It did the job i ordered it to do
Again looks good but will know after Christmas.
Struggles a bit with some darker shots, but very good with flash or sunlight and easy to install and use
very good product easy to install software and works first time
Isle of Mull
Don't know yet as this is a present.
fast efficient service
After ibnitial problem installing then had no problems and found easy to use. would recommend for downloading of slides, especially if you purchase extra hodlers for a quicker operation.
As this is a christmas gift for my husband I am unable to commet on the performance until he tries it out
seems good so far
Very useful bit of kit some of my slides have come out very well others not so good,negatives have come out better.
Very compact just the right size fits comfortably on my desk, and very easy to use once set up.
Kingston Upon Thames
A cheap and easy way to transfer a lot of slides to PC. The quality of the images is not perfect, but I expected this of a low cost scanner. The accompanying software and user guide are good.
Better than described, Great piece of technology. Will pay for itself in no time. Just what I wanted.
I haven't yet had time to do very much with it, but am satisfied with what I have done. I'm sure it will more than pay for itself by the time I have finished transfering my slides.
i received the product safely and fast.
This is an excellent product and so easy to use.I have been looking a long while for such a product, not even having any success at our local Jessops.Thank you.
thanks , would have liked faster deliver but it was not in stock ?
Great product. Easy to use. Better than I thought.
it does exactly what it is designed to do - vg. the instructions are clear & the online manual is very comprehensive. a worthwhile buy! still too early to comment on ease of use re filing, editing photos, etc but should be ok with practice. a lot of my friends who own lots of slides from the pre-digital days have expressed interest too!
This product has been purchased as a Christmas present so i dont know how good it will perform, i purchased it because it has good reviews and is ideal for the person i have bought it for, and it was the best price for the product i could anywhere.
Really did what it said on the website. Excellent product which was very easy to use and produced superb results straight out of the box. Delivery was really quick and packing ensured it arrived undamaged. Glad I purchased from you, Thanks
Well packaged and prompt delivery
Very fast on use and its size means no clogging up on desk space. Very good value.
Seem sfineonly just startde using it.
easy to use and performed the job it was purchased for