I made the mistake of thinking I would be scanning standard slides and 35mm film... smile.. and so I ended up getting scanner similar to yours where the the holder and the tube is in the hood of the scanner.... I should have spent an extra 75 bucks more and gotten the one where it would accepta lot more number of slides and designed to scan odd sizes... of film/slides....
3 things you can do.....
1. now the size if the size of the slide primarily because of the cardboard/plastic frame and the film part is just a 35mm size . you may try putting the film part into a new standard plastic fram.... where the fram now fits the slide/film holder
2. another way, if you place/position the slide on the glass plate that will work.... however.... the quality may not be that great because of the distance between the slide and slide/film scanning tube....... also if it a large slide you may need to do two seperate scans.... then later merge them!
3. another way.... limited success... and when placed on the face plate scan it as if your scanning a photograph.... but again don't expect miracles.
4. and of course if you got a lot of these odd size film and slides... you may find it more advantagious to get a new scanner... hp and espson they both have a model that can handle odd sizes!!
Originally Posted by Stringbean
My scanner is an HP ScanJet 3970 and has an attachment to scan slides. My problem is that I have some old slides that are too large to fit into the attachment. Does anyone know how I can scan these? Any help will be appreciated.