My parents jumped wholeheartedly onto the photographic slide bandwagon when I was born in 1970. Consequently I have a few hundred slides, which I would like to pare down to maybe a few dozen, and then have the images converted to digital or print formats.
I don’t have a viewer so I have been holding them up to a lightbulb (the ceiling light in my room). Is this harmful to them for the 5 or so seconds that they might be exposed to the bright light?
Also, some of them seem quite dark, while others seem very light. Which ones will yield better results when I get them converted?
Has anyone done this type of project, and can you give me any type of cost that’s involved? It will help me decide how sentimental to be about these old photos.
Thanks in advance for your help.
(Also, dumb q - are all slides like this called 35mm or if not, is there a way to know what these are?).